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Doom and gloom
New York Post, by John Crudele

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Posted By:MissMolly, 4/6/2013 3:50:23 PM

Two very bad and extremely dangerous economic developments happened yesterday — and Wall Street appeared to miss both of them. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 40.86 points to 14565.25 after the Labor Department announced that the seasonally adjusted number of new jobs created in March was just 88,000 — far below the 190,000 or so Wall Street expected. The March figure was also less than one-third the number of jobs created during February. This led to the misperception that the job market tanked in March. It didn’t.


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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/10/2013 3:17:53 PM     Post Reply
This sort of thing isn’t kosher, whether it’s a Republican or a Democrat incumbent doing it: The Tennessee State Museum has postponed a big exhibit featuring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander after questions raised by NewsChannel 5 Investigates. The taxpayer-supported museum had been working with Alexander’s campaign on an exhibit that would travel across the state — while the senator was running for re-election. After NewsChannel 5 Investigates requested e-mails from the state museum, officials abruptly postponed the exhibit until after next year’s election.




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Atlantic, by Connor Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/10/2013 3:04:07 PM     Post Reply
So videos emerged late Friday night of Rob Ford, still the mayor of Toronto, embarrassing himself but not in the way you´re expecting, unfortunately. Ford was caught wandering the streets of Canada´s biggest city alone, perhaps a little tipsy during a street festival. Two videos showing Ford interacting with his constituents during Toronto´s Taste of Danforth Street festival was uploaded to Youtube Friday night. In the video above, Ford plainly states his desire to party with a group of young people getting their pictures taken with the mayor. In the other video, below, Ford insists

Beware of Gov. O’Malley, Part II
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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/10/2013 3:00:45 PM     Post Reply
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New York Post, by Rich Calder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/10/2013 5:26:32 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/9/2013 4:43:28 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/9/2013 5:40:32 AM     Post Reply
Half of a dozen popular small cars tested for how they would stand up to a crash did not fare well, an influential road safety group found. Six of the cars tested, most of which were 2013 models, were rated ‘poor’ or ‘marginal.’ General Motors Co´s Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze each received marginal scores, while Kia Motors Corp´s Soul and 2014 Forte were rated ‘poor’ in the results released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Nissan Motor Co´s Sentra also got a poor rating, while Volkswagen AG´s Beetle was ranked ‘marginal.’




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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/9/2013 5:25:44 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/8/2013 5:03:05 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/8/2013 3:13:24 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/8/2013 4:29:25 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/8/2013 4:27:07 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 8/6/2013 6:16:08 PM     Post Reply
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