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LATEST World News, Mar 29, 2012

Fewer than half of Arab leaders attend Iraq summit
Boston.com
(AP Photo/Karim Kadim) By Hamza Hendawi and Lara Jakes Associated Press / March 29, 2012 BAGHDAD—Fewer than half the leaders of the Arab world showed up at an Arab summit in Baghdad on Thursday, a snub to the Iraqi government, but the leaders agreed ...
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Big Surprise: The World Has More Best Buy Stores Than It Needs
TIME
By Harry McCracken | @harrymccracken | March 29, 2012 | + Best Buy, the company that dominates consumer-electronics retailing in the US, isn't doing so well at the moment. As Cnet's Larry Dignan reports, it reported a $1.7 billion loss for its fourth ...
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Must-Reads from Around the World: March 29, 2012
TIME (blog)
By TIME.com | March 29, 2012 | + Probing Tragedy – The Guardian exclusively reveals a nine-month Council of Europe investigation found a “catalog of failures” by NATO warships and European coastguards led to the deaths of dozens of migrants left adrift ...
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Egypt: Islamists press generals to fire government
Boston.com
Presidential security stand guard as Egyptian presidential hopeful Abdel-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, center, leaves the Higher Presidential Elections Commission in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, March 29, 2012. As an Islamist hopeful candidate for Egypt's ...
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DP World Profit Climbs 82% on Australia Sale, Cargo Volumes
BusinessWeek
By Tamara Walid and Dana El Baltaji on March 29, 2012 DP World Ltd. (DPW), the world's third- biggest port operator, posted an 82 percent increase in full- year profit, helped by gains from the part-sale of its terminals in Australia and as container ...
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US stocks fall on worries about Europe's economy
Kansas City Star
28, 2012. World stock markets fell Thursday March 29, 2012 as signs of weakness in the world's two biggest economies kept investors at bay. NEW YORK -- Stocks fell Thursday for the third day in a row as investors were daunted by reminders that Europe...
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Adviser to publish FIFA reforms proposals Friday
Boston.com
By Graham Dunbar AP Sports Writer / March 29, 2012 GENEVA—Anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth plans to publish his FIFA reform proposals on Friday, hours after he meets with FIFA's scandal-hit executive committee. The Basel Institute on Governance said ...
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GrainCorp at Lowest Valuation Seen Ripe for Plucking: Real M&A
BusinessWeek
By Angus Whitley and Phoebe Sedgman on March 29, 2012 No middleman in the industrialized world is offering potential buyers a cheaper way to export wheat to Asia than Australia's GrainCorp Ltd. (GNC) While Glencore International Plc's purchase of ...
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World's Top Real Estate Hotspots Revealed
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
New report from InternationalLiving.com ranks world's best overseas property markets. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 US citizens planning on investing in property should focus on booming emerging markets overseas, new research has found.
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Join reddit for World Backup Day This March 31st
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Today reddit is proud to invite computer users around the world to celebrate the second annual "World Backup Day." The idea for the holiday originated with a biology student at Youngstown State, ...
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Stocks end mixed on lackluster economic reports
CNNMoney
By Maureen Farrell @CNNMoneyMarkets March 29, 2012: 4:35 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- US stocks drifted lower but rebounded in later trading Thursday to end at nearly breakeven. A string of weak economic reports -- including jobless claims that fell ...
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Allied World Announces Strategic Changes to Global Reinsurance Operations
MarketWatch (press release)
ZUG, Switzerland, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Allied WorldAssurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE:AWH) announced the centralization of its global reinsurance operations to meet the continually evolving needs of its cedents.
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Pope urges greater openings in vast Cuban Mass
Boston.com
(AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate) By Anne-Marie Garcia and Nicole Winfield Associated Press / March 29, 2012 HAVANA—Pope Benedict XVI demanded more freedom for the Catholic Church in communist-run Cuba and preached against "fanaticism" in an ...
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Brazil's Government May Stockpile Coffee in 2012 to Help Farmers
BusinessWeek
By Isis Almeida and Karen Eeuwens on March 29, 2012 Brazil, the world'sbiggest coffee producer, may stockpile beans to help farmers as production this year climbs to a record, according to the Agriculture Ministry. Coffee output will probably rise to ...
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Putnam Says No Quantitative Easing in US in 2012
Washington Post
29, 2012 - March 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bluford Putnam, chief economist at CME Group Inc., the world's largest futures exchange, discusses the US economy, Federal Reserve policy and quantitative easing. He also discusses the European economy with Manus ...
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PM: Poland is 'victim' of US leaks on CIA prison
Boston.com
By Monika Scislowska AP / March 29, 2012 WARSAW, Poland—Poland has become the "political victim" of leaks years ago by US officials who indicated the country hosted a secret CIA prison for terrorism suspects, the prime minister said Thursday.
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Real Madrid-themed UAE island seeks investors
Boston.com
By Adam Schreck AP Business Writer / March 29, 2012 RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates—The Gulf country that gave the world indoor skiing in the desert, a Ferrari theme park and a half mile-high skyscraper is back at it with plans for an entire ...
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For March 29, 2012 – A video raises new questions in the Trayvon Martin ...
CNN (blog)
• Video raises new questions in Trayvon Martin killing: "The father of George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed black teen in Florida, says the 17-yearold threatened to kill Zimmerman and then beat him so badly that it ...
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Geithner Touts Kim's Knowledge of World Bank to Drum Up Support
BusinessWeek
By Sandrine Rastello on March 29, 2012 US Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner stressed Jim Yong Kim's understanding of the World Bank's responsibilities beyond his health expertise in a letter seeking support for the US candidate to head the lender.
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German think tank says it's forced out of UAE
Boston.com
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint press conference with the President of Mongolia Tsakhia Elbegdorj, unseen, as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday,March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) By Geir Moulson ...
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Recommended: 'Global March to Jerusalem': Israel's borders on high alert as ...
msnbc.com (blog)
So it seemed an appropriate date for activists to hold their march. An Israeli settler looks out the window of an occupied Palestinian house as an Israeli soldier stands guard in the center of Hebron in the occupied West Bank onMarch 29, 2012.
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Coal India Set to Miss Fuel Supply Deadline, Prolonging Shortage
BusinessWeek
By Rajesh Kumar Singh on March 29, 2012 Coal India Ltd. (COAL), theworld's largest producer of the commodity, will miss a government deadline to sign supply agreements with power utilities, an official said, delaying attempts to ease a fuel shortage.
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Nike Wins Restraining Order Against Reebok
BusinessWeek
By David Glovin and Bob Van Voris on March 29, 2012 Nike Inc., the world'sbiggest sporting-goods company, won a judge's order temporarily blocking Adidas AG (ADS)'s Reebok International (RBK) (RBK) from using quarterback Tim Tebow's name on New York ...
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Dubai port firm DP World profit rises 18 percent
Boston.com
By Adam Schreck AP Business Writer / March 29, 2012 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—DP World, the Dubai-based port operator, said Thursday its profit rose 18 percent last year as cargo volumes increased through its network. The cargo handler said it ...
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Best Buy Profit Tops Estimates as Store Closings Planned
BusinessWeek
By Chris Burritt on March 29, 2012 Best Buy Co. (BBY) (BBY), the world'slargest consumer-electronics retailer, plans to close 50 US big-box stores this year to reduce costs after fourth-quarter sales trailed analysts' estimates. The shares slid.
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War News Updates: World News Briefs -- March 29, 2012
By War News Updates Editor
Baghdad (CNN) -- The Arab League summit kicked off in Baghdad Thursday, a gathering that signals the political emergence of post-war democratic Iraq. Unprecedented security blanketed Baghdad for the summit, the first in Iraq since 1990.
War News Updates
Business Watch-Thursday March 29, 2012 | News 92 FM
By Brent Clanton
Business Watch-Thursday March 292012. ... While Javascript is not essential for this website, your interaction with the content will be limited. Please turn Javascript on for the full experience. News 92 FM. Thursday, March 29 ... Exxon Mobil is no longer the world's biggest, publicly-traded producer of oil. For the first time, that distinction belongs to a 13-year-old Chinese company called PetroChina. The company was created by the Chinese government to secure more oil for that ...
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New York Yankees News - March 29, 2012 - Pinstripe Alley
By Chris McKeown
New York Yankees News - March 292012. ... Pinstripe Alley -. Where fans can celebrate the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees ... New York Yankees News and Notes. Mar 2012 by Frank Campagnola - 41 comments ...
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Morning News Digest: March 29, 2012 | Politicker NJ
By mrebovich
Morning News Digest: March 292012. By Missy Rebovich | March 29th, 2012 - 6:51am. | More ... Chris Christie will travel to Israel during Holy Week to expand business opportunities, experience the culture and meet with world leaders.
Stock Market News for March 29, 2012 - Zacks.com
By Zacks Equity Research
Stock Market News for March 292012-A disappointing durable goods report and falling crude prices created enough selling pressure for the markets to fall yesterday.
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Cars.com News Briefs: March 29, 2012 - KickingTires
By Kelsey Mays
Cars.com News Briefs: March 292012. Honda_Fit. Here's what we have our eye on today: Fighting a strengthening yen, Honda will build its Fit hatchback in Mexico for the U.S. and other markets, Automotive News reports. The automaker ...
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Latest news: March 29, 2012 | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
By Kevin Chandler
Gulf Coast restoration money in limbo. By Jordan Blum, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). March 292012. "WASHINGTON — Federal transportation legislation that contains key money for Gulf Coast states and coastal restoration is staring ...
Restore the Mississippi River Delta
In the News for March 29, 2012 - Illinois Education Association
By IEA Communications
In the News for March 292012March 292012 By IEA Communications · Rockford teachers strike. ROCKFORD — Rockford Education Association members are walking along sidewalks in front of their schools this morning, rallying in good spirits with hope that a tentative contract agreement will be reached later today. REA and Rockford ... Cast your votes for the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that you think are the most influential people in the world. Report: Police ...
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GALLERY: World in Pictures, March 29, 2012: Penguins enjoy their ...
By JournalLive
TODAY'S World in Pictures features photographs of penguins enjoying their new Olympic-themed diving board at London Zoo; Anori the polar bear cub making her public debut in Germany and a colourful creation in Mexico City for the ...
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SBCTC News Links: NEWS LINKS | March 29, 2012
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NEWS LINKS | March 292012. SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges ... the matching grant. The Wenatchee World, March 27, 2012 ... Herald and News, March 27, 2012 ...
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TV/radio: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - Worldnews.com
my SA 2012-03-29: TELEVISION Broadcasts subject to change and blackout. For TV channel questions and availability please contact your cable or satellite...
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War News Updates: World News Briefs -- March 29, 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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Morning Market News - March 29, 2012 | ValueWalk
Every morning ValueWalk puts out a news report with the latest news in global... Home; News Around The World ... Morning Market News – March 29, 2012...
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New York Yankees News - March 29, 2012 - Pinstripe Alley
New York Yankees News - March 29, 2012. ... Pinstripe Alley -. Where fans can celebrate the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees ...
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World News Brief, Thursday March 29 | Pundit
March 29, 2012. March 29, 2012. Daily Digest: World News Brief · World News Brief, Thursday March 29 ... Australia Calls for News Corp Criminal Investigation ...
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Business Watch-Thursday March 29, 2012 | News 92 FM
Business Watch-Thursday March 29, 2012. ... Exxon Mobil is no longer theworld's biggest, publicly-traded producer of oil. For the first time, that distinction ...
news92fm.com/.../business-watch-thursday-march-29-2012/
GALLERY: World in Pictures, March 29, 2012: Penguins enjoy their ...
TODAY'S World in Pictures features photographs of penguins enjoying their new Olympic-themed diving board at London Zoo; Anori the polar bear cub making ...
www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/.../gallery-world-in-pictures-ma...
Welcome to our world — March 29, 2012 - Lockhaven.com | News ...
SHOWERS - Chris and Brian Showers, 95 Hackenberg Lane, Mill Hall, are the proud parents of a son, Zane Michael Showers, born Feb. 23, 2012 at 7:41 a.m. in ...
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Health Highlights: March 29, 2012 - Yahoo! News
News: Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: ... Health Highlights: March 29, 2012 ...U.S. doctors say they've performed the world's most extensive face transplant on a ...
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Pictures in the News | March 29, 2012 - Framework - Photos and ...
Pictures in the News from around the world. ... Pictures in the News | March 29, 2012. Posted By: Marc Martin; Posted On: 11:23 a.m. | March 29, 2012 ...
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