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Techs lead Wall St higher; Intel up after results
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Technology shares drove Wall Street higher on Thursday on bets ahead of Intel’s quarterly results that business spending will bolster profits in the sector.

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Peru says exports to hit $30 bln on ’10 recovery
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Peru, a major metals producer, expects exports to rise to roughly $30 billion this year, as the global economy recovers and a free-trade agreement with China is set to take effect, the government said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Al Qaeda linked to rogue air network: U.S. official
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called “the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11.”

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Dozens of U.N. personnel killed by Haiti quake
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The United Nations said on Thursday that dozens of its personnel were killed in Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti, the worst loss of life the world body has ever suffered in a single incident.

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Britain apologizes 50 years after Thalidomide scandal
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The British government apologized on Thursday to sufferers from the thalidomide scandal, half a century after thousands of babies were born with birth defects after their mothers took the morning sickness pill.

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Cartel Inc: In the company of Narcos
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Late last year, Mexican soldiers raided a house in Rio Bravo, a dilapidated town just across the border from Texas. What they found was a kind of “back office” that belonged to the Gulf cartel, the country’s most violent drug gang.

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Mass burials after Haiti quake; aid jams airport
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Troops and planeloads of food and medicine streamed into Haiti on Thursday to aid a traumatized nation still rattled by aftershocks from the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people.

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Obama enlists Bush, Clinton to help Haiti
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

President Barack Obama pledged $100 million for Haiti quake relief on Thursday and enlisted two former U.S. presidents to help raise more, vowing to the Haitian people: “You will not be forsaken.”

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Obama proposes bank fee, slams Wall Street
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed Wall Street banks pay up to $117 billion to reimburse taxpayers for the financial bailout, as he slammed bankers for their “massive profits and obscene bonuses.”

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Las Vegas Monorail bankrupt; Ambac big exposure
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Las Vegas Monorail Co has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the latest economic trouble to hit America’s busiest gambling center, and exposing bond insurer Ambac Financial Group Inc to a potential $1.16 billion of liabilities.

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Looking for guns, bombs harder when risk is small
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Screeners searching for weapons like guns or bombs are more prone to error when the incidence of such threats is small, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.

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U.S. watchdogs warn of Haiti relief scams
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. law-enforcement agencies and charity watchdogs have warned that con artists may use Haiti-relief scams to take advantage of an outpouring of generosity after the Haitian earthquake to steal cash and sensitive financial information from potential donors.

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