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Day: March 20, 2013

U.S. markets close with gains

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) — U.S. markets swung higher Wednesday, with investors holding onto gains after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its monetary policy intact. Investors ignored uncertainly about

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Retail sales rise in week

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) — U.S. retail receipts rose 1.4 percent in the week ending Saturday, a trade group in Washington said. The International Council of Shopping Centers-Goldman Sachs weekly sales report

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U.S. markets climb Wednesday

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) — U.S. markets swung higher Wednesday morning as investors anticipate the Federal Reserve will maintain an accommodating monetary policy. The Fed’s Open Market Committee concludes a two

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Jennings thanks Packers fans in ad

GREEN BAY, Wis., March 20 (UPI) — Wide receiver Greg Jennings, who left Green Bay for Minnesota last week through free agency, offered Packers fans thanks in a full-page newspaper advertisement. He

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Wrigley Field scoreboard removal proposed

CHICAGO, March 20 (UPI) — Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney has proposed demolishing the iconic Wrigley Field scoreboard to improve the view of the field from nearby residential rooftops. The Chicago Sun-Times reported

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Russia wants missile details from U.S.

MOSCOW, March 19 (UPI) — Russia wants more information from the U.S. Defense Department on what it plans to do with missile defense in Eastern Europe, a defense official said. U.S. Defense

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Egyptian police arrest top Gadhafi aide

CAIRO, March 19 (UPI) — A top aide and cousin of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was arrested in Cairo Tuesday, Egyptian police said. Officials said police, coordinating with Interpol authorities, surrounded

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Man falls into industrial shredder

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 19 (UPI) — A Missouri man lost two of his limbs after falling into an industrial shredding machine at a downtown tire recycling company, Kansas City firefighters said.

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Ambulance stolen as patient treated

ST. LOUIS, March 19 (UPI) — An ambulance appears to have provided a free ride home to someone who stole the vehicle while it idled outside a St. Louis emergency room, officials

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Biden meets with Serbia’s president

ROME, March 19 (UPI) — Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said he provided U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with an accurate update on the latest talks between Serbia and Kosovo. “I believe it

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MDA receives missile detecting radar

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 19 (UPI) — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has received an eighth mobile, X-band phased array radar system to detect and track ballistic missile threats. The AN/YPY-2 from Raytheon

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Rand Paul against forced deportation

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Tuesday called for giving illegal immigrants visas that would allow them to remain in the United States. Paul addressed immigration in a

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Timelines of revived soaps revealed

STAMFORD, Conn., March 19 (UPI) — The revived Web version of the U.S. soap opera “All My Children” will be set five years after its last episode, The Online Network announced. However,

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Gitmo hunger strike includes 21 inmates

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — The number of detainees conducting a hunger strike at the prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, has risen to 21, U.S. military officials say. At least two of the

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Military wants more secure networks

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — The U.S. military is seeking new technologies for more secure and resilient wireless communications networks. To meet the need, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has

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