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  • A Motorola Droid phone is seen displaying the Google search page in New York August 15, 2011

    Google Inc will buy phone hardware maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc for $12.5 billion to bolster adoption of its Android mobile software and compete with smartphone rival Apple Inc.

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    15 Aug 11
  • People walk past the New York Stock Exchange in New York August 12, 2011.

    Stocks rose more than 1 percent on Monday, feeding on acquisition news and hopes European politicians will come up with solutions to the region’s debt crisis.

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    15 Aug 11
  • Israeli activists hold placards during a protest calling for social justice, including lower property prices in Israel, at the southern city of Be'er Sheva August 13, 2011.

    The gatherings followed a rally last weekend in Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial capital, in which over 250,000 demonstrators called for economic reform. It was the biggest socio-economic protest the country of 7.7 million has ever seen.

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    13 Aug 11
  • Tarantula fright at rail station

    A tarantula gave officials at Berlin’s crowded Ostbahnhof rail station a scare when it crawled out of a bag left on a train, police said on Thursday.

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    13 Aug 11
  • “Grease Devil” panic grips rural Sri Lanka

    Historically, a “grease devil” was a thief who wore only underwear and covered his body in grease to make himself difficult to grab if chased. But lately, the “grease devil” has become a nighttime prowler who frightens and attacks women.

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    13 Aug 11
  • Deaf man complains nudists would not provide interpreter

    A deaf man has accused a nudist park in upstate New York of violating federal law by refusing to provide him with a sign-language interpreter at an annual festival.

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    12 Aug 11
  • Judge rules inmate has no right to matzoh

    A federal judge has ruled that a Jewish inmate in a New York jail does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzoh and grape juice.

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    12 Aug 11
  • The President is considering a range of highly qualified nominees for the Federal Reserve but has not made any decisions about whom he would appoint to fill these critically important openings

    The White House has identified two economists to fill vacant seats on the Federal Reserve’s powerful seven-member board, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.

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    12 Aug 11