Anti-opposition newspaper hits newsstands

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Anti-opposition newspaper hits newsstands 

MOSCOW, Feb. 16 -– An anti-opposition newspaper used against a Communist presidential candidate in 1996 was revived this week, this time to target recent anti-government protests.

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U.S. housing starts up 1.5% in January

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on U.S. housing starts up 1.5% in January 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 — U.S. home builders broke ground on more projects in January, as more apartments were built last month, adding relief to the faltering property market, the Commerce Department reported on Thursday.

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HK stocks close lower, tracking Wall Street loss on concern over Greek debt crisis

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on HK stocks close lower, tracking Wall Street loss on concern over Greek debt crisis 

HONG KONG, Feb. 16 — Hong Kong shares closed lower on Thursday, ending the three-session winning streak, following the declines in Wall Street overnight as uncertainty lingered over the prospects for Greece.

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Roundup: Canadian stocks rally on positive U.S. data

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Canadian stocks rally on positive U.S. data 

TORONTO, Feb. 17 — The Canadian stock market was higher on Thursday as positive U.S. economic data helped traders balance doubts as to whether Greece will get the bailout money needed to head off bankruptcy and the possibility of downgrades involving some of the world's biggest banks, including Royal Bank of Canada.

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Chicago corn recovers on strong export demand for U.S. supplies

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Chicago corn recovers on strong export demand for U.S. supplies 

CHICAGO, Feb. 17 — Chicago corn prices bounced back on Thursday, on strong U.S. export demand and a decline in the U.S. dollar. Wheat also recovered, amid trade expectations that recent lower prices will attract strong demand. Soybean dropped as U.S. weekly export sale data disappoints.

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S. Korea's ABS issuance rises 15.7% in 2011

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on S. Korea's ABS issuance rises 15.7% in 2011 

SEOUL, Feb. 17 — Asset-backed securities (ABS) issuance in South Korea climbed 15.7 percent last year led by financial firms, the financial watchdog said Friday.

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Dollar trades at upper 78 yen level in early Tokyo trading

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Dollar trades at upper 78 yen level in early Tokyo trading 

TOKYO, Feb. 17 — The dollar traded at the upper 78 yen level early Friday in Tokyo after gaining ground against the Japanese currency in New York overnight on encouraging U.S. economic data.

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Roundup: Emirati banks earn slightly more, despite headwinds from regional, global crises

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Emirati banks earn slightly more, despite headwinds from regional, global crises 

DUBAI, Feb. 17 — The two largest lenders in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) bucked regional and international downtrends and increased net profits in 2011, as the politically stable Gulf state attracts businesses, tourists and capital on a large scale.

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Casimero, Cebu boxing promoter tell of survival from Argentinean mob attack

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Casimero, Cebu boxing promoter tell of survival from Argentinean mob attack 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 16 — Despite the punches, kicks and chairs that they absorbed last Saturday in the hands of a ravenous Argentinean mob, Johnreil Casimero and his team, coach Christopher “Pingping” Tepura and promoter Sammy Gello-ani, won’t file for legal action against their attackers but are just thankful to have gotten out of Argentina in one piece.

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One in 10 U.S. children live with parent with alcoholic use disorder — study

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on One in 10 U.S. children live with parent with alcoholic use disorder — study 

HOUSTON, Feb. 17 — Some 7.5 million U.S. children, about 10.5 percent of the country's under-18 population, lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year, according to a new study published on Thursday.

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