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Day: November 18, 2012

Don’t play chicken with the cliff

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune – ——— Congress and the president have got to stop playing chicken as the country approaches the edge. Some $600 billion in automatic, across-the-board

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Feds vow rapid aid to rebuild from Sandy

By Michael Linhorst and Anthony Campisi, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – TRENTON, N.J. — As Obama administration officials toured storm-ravaged parts of New Jersey on Friday and pledged to speed the recovery from

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For banks, cyberattacks lurk as constant threat

Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – When denial-of-service cyberattacks were jamming up major bank websites in September, the public disruption made headlines. But in the sketchy recesses of the underground Web, something potentially

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Maryland moving to Big Ten would be stunning

By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – In Jim Delany’s world, “very pleased” might not mean “completely satisfied.” The Big Ten commissioner appeared to close the door on expansion in September, saying: “We are

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Early start can ease pain of holiday shopping

By Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Planning ahead isn’t always easy, particularly when it comes to holiday shopping. But this year, almost 40 percent of U.S. consumers started holiday shopping well before

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Top defenses are locked in again

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The NFL is a passing league. How many times have you heard that? And it’s true. Passing games generate the majority of yards for NFL

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Obama, Congress make opening bids on budget fix

By Lesley Clark and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders were optimistic Friday after opening talks aimed at avoiding a tumble over the “fiscal cliff,” offering

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Michigan pummels Iowa in home finale

By Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press – ANN ARBOR, Mich. — They left the field slowly Saturday, each senior, trying to hold on for another moment. Kenny Demens turned around in a personal

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