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  • In MF Global, JPMorgan again at center of a financial failure

    In late October, as MF Global Holdings Ltd teetered toward bankruptcy, Jon Corzine phoned his close-knit circle of Wall Street friends for help.

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    18 Jan 12
  • Priests, farmers, lesbian truckers tweet for Sweden

    Officials at Sweden’s tourism board agreed to hand over control of their @sweden Twitter feed in December to a different Swedish citizen each week.

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    18 Jan 12
  • Co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc. Jerry Yang arrives for the announcement of a commitment pledge at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York in this September 22, 2010 file photo

    Yahoo Inc co-founder Jerry Yang has quit the Internet company he started in 1995, appeasing shareholders who had blasted the Internet pioneer for pursuing an ineffective personal vision and impeding investment deals that may have transformed the struggling company.

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    17 Jan 12
  • Romney says he is taxed at around 15 percent rate

    Republican Mitt Romney acknowledged Tuesday that his income tax rate is “probably closer to 15 percent than anything,” suggesting that one of the wealthiest people to ever run for U.S. president pays a much lower rate than most Americans.

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    17 Jan 12
  • Close shave for Britain’s eBay athlete

    A shaving company has come to the rescue of a British athlete who put himself up for auction on eBay to secure sponsorship for the London Olympics only to find the winning bidder was a hoax.

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    17 Jan 12
  • Republican presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry (L), former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) (2nd from L), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) (R) listen as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (C) speaks as they participate in a Republican presidential candidates debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, January 16, 2012.

    The Republican presidential hopefuls attacked front-runner Mitt Romney’s business record and his failure to release his tax returns on Monday, looking to halt his growing momentum during the early stages of a debate in South Carolina.

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    16 Jan 12
  • Pakistan Taliban leader believed dead: intelligence officials

    The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, the militant movement that poses the gravest security threat to the country, is believed to have been killed by a U.S. drone strike, four Pakistan intelligence officials told Reuters on Sunday.

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    16 Jan 12
  • Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered across the nation

    Americans honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a traditional day of service as well as a new wave of economic injustice protests by Occupy Wall Street.

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    16 Jan 12