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Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Oracle Corp won unconditional European Union approval on Thursday for its $7 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems, a month after offering public pledges to sooth regulatory concerns.

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Oil falls over 2 percent
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent to a 2010 low around $76 a barrel on Thursday, after government data showed a sharp drop in U.S. refining activity to nearly its lowest level in 25 years, indicating weak demand for fuels.

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Wall St drops on Obama bank limits plan
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Stocks suffered their worst one-day percentage drop since October on Thursday as U.S. President Barack Obama proposed tough restrictions on banks that would squeeze profits.

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Zelaya to leave Honduras next week says adviser
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will end his four-month refuge in the Brazilian embassy and leave the country next week, when his term would have ended, his closest adviser said on Thursday.

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Greece must move fast to avert social crisis: report
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Greece’s most influential think tank warned on Thursday of a social crisis unless the government takes rapid action to repair the damaged economy, including unpopular austerity measures.

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Sour words on Mideast peace as Obama admits setbacks
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Israel and the Palestinians belittled each other’s commitment to peace as U.S. President Barack Obama admitted on Thursday he had underrated the difficulty of reviving deadlocked Middle East negotiations.

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Yemen stops airport visas to hamper militants
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Yemen will stop issuing tourist visas on arrival to foreigners in an effort to prevent militants entering the country as it steps up its war on al Qaeda, a government official and state media said on Thursday.

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Seaport, banks reopening in quake-hit Haiti
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Shops began to reopen in Haiti’s capital on Thursday as the hunt for trapped survivors from the killer earthquake wound down and efforts intensified to help the masses of hurt and homeless people.

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Obama condemns court ruling on corporate donations
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday strongly criticized a Supreme Court ruling removing limits on corporate donations for political campaigns, saying it was a major victory for banks and oil and health insurance companies.

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U.S. wins 7 new indictments in insider trading probe
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced seven new indictments in what the government has called the largest hedge fund insider trading probe ever.

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US Airways jet lands when religious item mistaken as bomb
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A US Airways passenger plane was diverted to Philadelphia on Thursday after a religious item worn by a Jewish passenger was mistaken as a bomb, Philadelphia police said.

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John Edwards admits fathered mistress’ child
January 21, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards admitted on Thursday that he fathered a child with his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, while campaigning for the Democratic Party’s White House nomination.

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