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2012 Toy Trends Unveiled by Industry Experts at American International Toy Fair
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A slate of hot new toy trends for 2012 that keep pace with advancements in the techworld, mirror societal trends and aim to produce well-rounded, lifelong learners were unveiled today by the Toy ...
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TAL International Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PURCHASE, NY, Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TAL InternationalGroup, Inc. /quotes/zigman/384256/quotes/nls/tal TAL +1.81% , one of theworld's largest lessors of intermodal freight containers and chassis, today reported results for the fourth quarter ...
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Dates Announced for IntertechPira's OLEDs World Summit 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
PORTLAND, Maine, Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IntertechPira and the OLED Association are pleased to announce that the OLEDs WorldSummit 2012 will take place Sept. 26-28, 2012, at the Parc 55 Wyndham in San Francisco, Calif.
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WESTEC 2012 to Showcase Changing World of Manufacturing
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As the March event approaches, WESTEC, the West Coast's definitive manufacturing event, is gearing up to be a showcase for innovation and industry growth. The show - which is being redefined in 2012 ...
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SHI International Corp. Annual Revenues Up 28 Percent in 2011
MarketWatch (press release)
SOMERSET, NJ, Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SHI InternationalCorp., one of North America's top 20 largest IT solutions providers, today announced revenue of $3.8 billion for the full year of 2011, a 28 percent increase over 2010.
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MGM Resorts International Announces Pricing of $240 Million Senior Secured ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MGM ResortsInternational /quotes/zigman/233898/quotes/nls/mgm MGM -0.34% today announced that CityCenter Holdings, LLC, a joint venture which is 50% owned by a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company ...
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February 13 News: Companies Cut Drilling as Natural Gas Prices Continue Dropping
ThinkProgress
By Stephen Lacey on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:26 am As natural gas prices continue to drop, the recent nationwide boom in drilling is slowing. Drillers don't make money if prices go too low — and drilling wells isn't cheap. “It is safe to say that there will ...
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RTI Completes Remmele Acquisition to Expand Downstream Opportunities
MarketWatch (press release)
PITTSBURGH, Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- RTI InternationalMetals, Inc. /quotes/zigman/234755/quotes/nls/rti RTI +4.87% , a global supplier of advanced titanium mill products and fabricated components, today announced that it has completed its ...
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Steven Rush Elected President of the Professional Helicopter Pilots ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, elected Steven Rush to serve as president at ...
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Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2012 Q2 Results
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN MARCOS, Calif., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") /quotes/zigman/55274/quotes/nls/naii NAII +0.0010% , a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, ...
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Brunswick Corporation : Boston Whaler Joins Sea Tow's Sea Care Program
Reuters
EDGEWATER, Fla., Feb. 13, 2012 - Boston Whaler and Sea Tow -- theworld's leading professional on-water assistance organization -- are proud to announce a new partnership that features Boston Whaler's participation in Sea Tow's popular Sea Care program ...
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Willis Re Appoints Tony Melia as CEO Willis Re International
MarketWatch (press release)
... Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of Willis Group Holdings /quotes/zigman/581212/quotes/nls/wsh WSH +0.36% , the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Tony Melia as CEO of Willis Re International.
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MRV's High Density 10G Transport Fiber Driver Selected as 2012 World Vendor ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MRV Communications(TM), Inc. (otcqb:MRVC) ("MRV" or the "Company"), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, today announced ...
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Mentor Graphics Corporation to Release Fiscal Q4 2012 Financial Results ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WILSONVILLE, Ore., Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mentor Graphics Corporation /quotes/zigman/75299/quotes/nls/ment MENT +0.83% today announced they will release financial results for the company's fourth fiscal quarter, ended January 31, on Tuesday, ...
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For February 13, 2012 – Few details in Whitney Houston's death, Obama to ...
CNN (blog)
• More questions than answers surround sudden death of Whitney Houston: There were more questions than answers Monday about Whitney Houston's sudden death, with authorities offering few details even as the iconic singer's passing loomed large over ...
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Raytheon Delivers First International Maritime Surveillance Radar to Boeing
MarketWatch (press release)
SINGAPORE, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Company /quotes/zigman/283276/quotes/nls/rtn RTN +1.59% has delivered the first international version of its APY-10 surveillance radar to Boeing. The radar will be installed on the P-8I ...
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FUEL TV Hits Special UFC Fight Week Free Preview Feb. 13-19
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FUEL TV ( www.fuel.tv ), FOX Sports Media Group's dynamic sports network for males, offers a special free preview February 13-19, making it possible for millions of mixed martial arts fans to watch FUEL TV's ...
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Alpine test for 2014 Sochi Games called a success
Boston.com
By Andrew Dampf AP Sports Writer / February 13, 2012 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia—The first major test event for the 2014 Sochi Olympics was hailed as a success. Construction for the games may be behind schedule elsewhere, but the Alpine skiing venue is ...
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Donovan: Feb. 13, 2012
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Sonoco Receives Three Awards in SAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
HARTSVILLE, SC, Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco /quotes/zigman/241176/quotes/nls/son SON -0.03% announced that it has been named SAM Gold Class for a second consecutive year by SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) in its Sustainability Yearbook ...
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Cadence Health Launches New Affiliation With Cleveland Clinic for Adult ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WINFIELD, Ill., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cadence Health, the newly named health system created through the merger of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and Delnor Hospital, today announced an affiliation with Cleveland Clinic for adult ...
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Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Honored with PROSE Award
MarketWatch (press release)
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced that GaleWorld Scholar: Latin America and the ...
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Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories
New York Times (blog)
By NICK WINGFIELD and CHARLES DUHIGG | February 13,2012, 10:46 am Apple said Monday that it had asked an outside organization to conduct special audits of working conditions inside Chinese factories where iPhones, iPads and other Apple products are ...
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New York Times (blog)
NHL power rankings - February 13, 2012
Tucson Citizen
by Sarah McLellan on Feb. 13, 2012, under Arizona Republic News The Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan ranks the 30 teams in the NHL as the playoffs creep closer. Who is moving up? Who is moving down? Updated through games on Feb. 12. 30.
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Iraq blocks Exxon Mobil from oil exploration bids
CNN
By Mohammed Tawfeeq and Chris Isidore @CNNMoney February 13,2012: 2:58 PM ET Exxon Mobil won't be able to bid in the next round of Iraqi oil exploration contracts because of a deal it has signed with the Kurdish regional government.
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War News Updates: World News Briefs -- February 13, 2012
By War News Updates Editor
JERUSALEM —Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran and Hezbollah for the bombings on Monday that targeted Israeli Embassy personnel in New Delhi and Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. “In the past few months we have witnessed ...
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Cars.com News Briefs: Feb. 13, 2012 - KickingTires
By Kelsey Mays
Cars.com News Briefs: Feb132012. Gas_pump Here's what we have our eye on today: Hyundai may sell the Genesis, Equus and Genesis Coupe under a luxury sub-brand called Genesis, but it won't have a separate dealer network like Lexus or ... The Korean company hasn't said if it will bring the sedan to the U.S., but in a statement on Kia's website, overseas marketing director Soon-Nam Lee says the KH "will definitely become the leading model of our line-up around the world.
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Stock Market News for February 13, 2012 - Zacks.com
By Zacks Equity Research
Stock Market News for February 132012-Benchmarks suffered their worst day of the year so far as Greece encountered another roadblock in its way to secure the next tranche of its bailout package.
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News & Views (Feb 13, 2012)
By Hrag Vartanian
News & Views (Feb 132012). by Hrag Vartanian | February 13th, 2012 | 0 comments. Print. about the author Hrag Vartanian. Hrag Vartanian is editor of Hyperallergic, a Brooklyn-based art blogazine. His work has appeared in many publications , including the Art21 blog, Brooklyn Rail, NYFA's Current, Huffington Post, and Modern Painters. ... Controversial writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali has a cover story in last week's Newsweek/Daily Beast about the war against Christians in the Muslim World.
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Morning News Blitz: February 13, 2012
Updated: Monday, 13 Feb 2012, 7:19 AM MST Published : Monday, 13 Feb 2012, 7:19 AM MST. ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - All of this morning's top stories with Matt Mauro. Features; Sports; Weather; U.S. NewsWorld News ...
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News Quiz | Feb. 13, 2012 - NYTimes.com
By By TIFFANY FRASIER
News Quiz | Feb132012. By TIFFANY FRASIER. See what you know about the news below. To prepare, you might scan the articles or summaries in today's paper. E-mail; Print; Recommend; Share Close. Tumblr; Digg; Linkedin; Reddit ...
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Morning News Digest: February 13, 2012 | Politicker NJ
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Morning News Digest: February 132012. By Missy Rebovich | February 13th, 2012 - 6:53am. | More. Morning News Digest: February 132012. By Missy Rebovich. Try State Street Wire, Follow PolitickerNJ on Twitter and Facebook. Text "PNJ" ...
World News - US says it will hold nuke talks with North Korea
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Latest news: February 13, 2012 | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
By Kevin Chandler
Don't let BP fines paid for spill disappear into federal black hole. By David Yarnold, President, National Audubon Society, for the Miami Herald.February 11, 2012. "Barrels of bile were spilled in weeks leading up to the Florida primary.
Restore the Mississippi River Delta
Smart growth news – February 13, 2012 | Smart Growth America
By Tom Madrecki
National News: Smart Growth's Revival UT San Diego – February 132012. 'Smart growth,” a planning concept popular since the 1990s, is gaining traction as the construction industry looks to a revival, say advocates of building housing, ...
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Greek Protesters Rally Against Drastic Cuts : NPR
NPR News and Shows ... hear the latest news. Hourly News Summary. [4 min 45 sec] ... February 13, 2012 ... It's MORNING EDITION from NPRNews. I'm Steve ...
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Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2012 - US News and World Report
Cancer Drug Shortage Threatens Children's Lives Rare Brain Disease Strikes Two People in California Immune Cells Use Unique Method to Fight HIV: Study ...
health.usnews.com/health.../health-highlights-feb-13-2012
Cologne to punish outspoken Podolski February 13, 2012 ...
Cologne to punish outspoken Podolski February 13, 2012. News; Videos; Video Details; Video Suggestions; José Mourinho; Photos; People ... ESPN 2012-02-13 : Cologne have hit back at Lukas Podolski after the striker claimed, ..... Jose Mourinho: The World Football Show, Episode 9, with Mina Rzouki and Gab Marcotti ...
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World News, 13th February, 2012 from The Irish Independent ...
Monday, February 13 2012 ... Sun' in the UK were fearing more arrests last night as the investigation into illegal practices at News Internationalgathered pace.
www.independent.ie/todays-paper/2012/02/13/world-news/
<i>The Morning Swim Show</i>, Feb. 13, 2012 - Swimming World ...
PHOENIX, Arizona, February 13. WE continue our trip through the video vaults of the International Swimming Hall of Fame on today's edition of The Morning ...
www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/.../29549.asp?...
Morning News Blitz: February 13, 2012
Report It to KRQE News 13 ... 13 Feb 2012, 7:19 AM MST Published : Monday, 13 Feb 2012, 7:19 AM MST ... Features; Sports; Weather; U.S.News; World News ...
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13 February 2012 - Scottish & Scotland news, UK & latest world ...
Read the latest Scottish news covering Glasgow and Edinburgh. Scotlandnews, UK and world news. Covering all the latest headlines and full reports.
www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2012/02/13/
Asia Private Equity Weekly News, February 13, 2012 | Reuters
HONG KONG, February 13 | Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:01am EST. HONG KONG, February 13 (Reuters) - News and developments in Asia private equity from Reuters ...
www.reuters.com/.../pve-weekly-idUSL4E8D61W920120213
War News Updates: World News Briefs -- February 13, 2012
A News Aggregator That Covers The World's Major Wars And Conflicts. Military, Political, And Intelligence News Are Also Covered. Occasionally We Will Have ...
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Knicks Morning News (Monday, Feb 13 2012) | KnickerBlogger.Net
Melo faces Mission: Linpossible (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 07:41:51 GMT) We're guessing ... News] Harvard's Lin takes off like Facebook (Mon, 13 Feb 2012 04: 28:19 GMT) .... who at 7 feet 8 inches is the world's tallest professional basketball player.
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CARE2 - Protect the Coral Sea, Feb 13, 2012

Protect the Coral Sea
"The Australian government is now deciding the fate of the Coral Sea.
The government's draft plan for this iconic area would exclude the majority of species-rich coral reefs and important breeding sites for tuna and marlin leaving them exposed to destructive or extractive activities."
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CNN World News, Feb 13, 2012

Sony to set plans for Whitney Houston catalog
Montreal Gazette
"Michael Jackson's passing was the perfect storm for Sony because he was getting ready for a world tour that was already getting a lot of publicity," said Lance Grode, a former head of worldwide business affairs for MCA Records, now Universal Music.
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Santorum Leads in Michigan? Sheldon Adelson Pulls the Plug on Newt?
Big Government
He went toe-to-toe with David Gregory on MSNBC's Meet the Press, George Stephanopolous on ABC's This Week, and CNN's State of the Union, and they failed to get their pound of flesh. They hit him with everything they had. They even pretended to read his ...
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Whitney Houston found in bathtub; cause of death still unknown
Vancouver Sun
This world will miss her.” Houston's songs were already dominating Internet music sales early on Sunday. Her album “Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits” was the top seller in the music category on Amazon.com, and her signature hit, “I Will Always Love ...
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Christian conservatives bankrolling US Republican candidate Santorum
Montreal Gazette
"The faith component that Rick and I share is that we know that we're here to be a channel of God's love to others, his hands and feet in a hurtingworld, and to be a blessing to every person he puts in our path," said Friess, a born-again Christian ...
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Whitney Houston: What we know, what ... - This Just In - CNN
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The fact of the matter is that CNN.com is an enormous site. There's plenty of financial news to read, if that's your preference. There's plenty ofinternational politics to pursue, also. Sports feature prominently. You're the one digging through ...
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Angola: CNN's Plans Positive Coverage of Angola | Ghanamma.com
By agyateng
The CNN Press Office (London) has answered the concerns raised by Maka Angola on the agreements between the international news network and the Angolan regime, regarding a media campaign to promote a better image of the latter, due ...
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Khaled M Begins 2012 Los Angeles Press Tour! (Feb. 15-21) «
By Darrin Rich
The reigning Chicago Music Awards “Lyricist of the Year” has been featured on CNN, NPR, ABC World News, Yahoo! News and more. It's no wonder he was listed as one of CNN's “Most Interesting People.” www.ThisisKhaledM.com ...
'Amanpour' Returns to CNN International – CNN Press Room - CNN ...
Amanpour to Become Centerpiece of New CNN International Lineup Launching this Spring Liza McGuirk named Executive Producer of Amanpour Christiane ...
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World News - Beatle's ex-wife says CNN host Piers Morgan heard ...
Paul McCartney's ex-wife said Thursday a voicemail that CNN talk-show host Piers Morgan boasted of hearing had been illegally hacked. Morgan has ...
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2 American women deported after Bahrain protest – CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Two American women arrested during a ...Article by World - Google News (c) World - Google News - Read full story here.
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CNN.com – Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment ...
CNN.com – Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & VideoNews. Filed under: NEWS — Leave a comment. February 11, 2012.CNN.com ...
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CNN's Roland Martin suspended for homophobic tweets
Sign-up for e-mail newsletters and alerts and get the news you need delivered ... On Super Bowl Sunday, Roland Martin of CNN issued some homophobic ... thought-provoking, timely comments on politics, national and international affairs.
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Murdoch group pays hundreds of thousands in phone-hacking suits
By Jonathan Wald and Richard Allen Greene, CNN London (CNN) -- The publisher of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid paid out hundreds of ...
www.cnn.com/2012/02/08/world/europe/uk-phone-hacking/
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