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U.S. intel failed to focus resources on al Qaeda threat
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The U.S. intelligence community failed to dedicate sufficient resources to address the threat by the militant group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a White House review released on Thursday said.

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Plane bomb suspect joined al Qaeda in London: Yemen
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S.-bound plane on Christmas Day was recruited by al Qaeda in London and met a radical American Muslim cleric in Yemen, a senior Yemeni official said on Thursday.

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Al Qaeda claims attack on CIA workers in Afghanistan
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Al Qaeda’s Afghan wing has claimed last week’s attack at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in which a double agent turned suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers, saying the attack was revenge for the deaths of their leaders.

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Striking Algerian workers in stand-off with police
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

About 500 striking Algerian workers blocked a main road near the capital on Thursday and confronted lines of riot police equipped with water cannon and armored vehicles.

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Plane plot stirs concern over UK campus militants
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A report that a Nigerian who tried to down a U.S. airliner joined al Qaeda as a student in Britain has raised concerns about radical Islamists on UK campuses in a test for authorities trying to balance security and free speech.

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Iran strike could destabilize Middle East: Pentagon
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A strike on Iran could be “very, very destabilizing” and have unintended consequences for the Middle East, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday, stressing that diplomacy was crucial.

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Earnings to test Wall St’s bet on recovery
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Wall Street’s confidence in the nascent U.S. economic recovery is about to be tested as fourth-quarter earnings season gets under way next week.

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Dow, S&P advance on BofA
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Dow and the S&P 500 rose on Thursday after Bank of America and General Electric rallied on positive broker comments, but investors were cautious a day before the release of key monthly non-farm payrolls data.

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Dollar gains on weak euro-zone data, Japan remarks
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The U.S. dollar rose against the euro and yen on Thursday, underpinned by weak German and euro-zone data as well as by comments from Japan’s new finance minister that he wanted the yen to weaken more.

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Saab bid hopes resurface as deadline looms
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Prospective bidders in Sweden, Luxembourg and the Netherlands were making last-ditch efforts on Thursday to buy Saab, hours before a deadline set by owner General Motors to either sell or close the Swedish carmaker.

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Job market shows signs of healing
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The number of U.S. workers filing new jobless claims edged up by a slim 1,000 last week and a gauge of underlying labor market trends hit a nearly 16-month low, evidence the job market continues to heal.

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NBC says committed to improving Leno performance
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

General Electric Co’s NBC Universal said on Thursday it was committed to finding ways to improve the performance of Jay Leno’s new prime-time show in response to a report on the Internet that said it was planning on yanking the program.

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