Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Manchester United stake for George Soros - Financial Express :: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/manchester-united-stake-for-george-soros/991024/

Best of the Web Today: Randier Than Thou :: The left's weirdest attack on Paul Ryan.

Rosie O'Donnell: 'I had a heart attack' - Ninemsn :: http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid%3D1036713%26showcomments%3Dtrue

Apple Now Biggest-Ever U.S. Company :: Apple surpassed Microsoft Monday as the largest U.S. company ever, measured by stock-market value.

Crucial Senate Race in Uproar :: Missouri Rep. Akin insists he'll stay in the Senate race despite condemnation over his comments about rape.

Europe Bank Quashes Bond-Buy Talk :: The German government and the European Central Bank both hit back at a weekend report that the ECB was planning to cap the borrowing costs of fiscally strained countries with its unlimited resources.

Gender Barrier Falls at Augusta :: The famous golf club that has long faced criticism because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets.

Are Airport Security Lines Full of Germs? :: An infectious-disease specialist on the chance of picking up germs while going through security.

Earthlings Look for Signs in Photos of Mars :: Long before technology gave humankind close-up views of neighboring planets, ancient cultures saw animal and other forms in the moon, planets and stars. Now with the rover on Mars, some believe they are closer than ever to solving the mystery of what has been seen in the skies.

The $6,400 Myth :: Breaking down a false Obama Medicare claim.

Obama warns Assad U.S. could act :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pJXYJKCm8rM/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120821

Todd Akin's Sinking Ship :: The Missouri Republican tries to lose a Senate seat.

Pump Action Spurs Iraqi Oil Production :: Iraq now produces more oil than Iran. It still has plenty of growth potential.

Is the U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i c1076413e06b5c5c9c1cecb6a5fc75

Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real :: As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.

'Baywatch Babe Goes Hunting for Noah's Ark' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�33e5e10bd21fe3e052809b7e17f2b8

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.

Groupon Investors Give Up :: Some of Groupon's early backers, including Marc Andreessen, are heading for the exits, joining investors who have lost faith in companies that had been expected to drive a new Internet boom.

Aetna to Buy Coventry :: Aetna has struck a deal to buy Coventry Health Care for $5.7 billion in cash and stock, a move that will make Aetna one of the largest providers of government-financed health care.

James Webb: The South China Sea's Gathering Storm :: All of East Asia is waiting to see how the U.S. will respond to China's aggression.

J.P. Morgan Picks 'Whale' Probe Leader :: J.P. Morgan tapped former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond to head the board investigation of the "London Whale" trading fiasco and James Dimon's role in the trading blunder.

The Zombie Red Sox Trudge On :: There is a month of meaningful baseball to be played, but barring a miraculous revival, none of it will involve Boston.

Hopes for Chestnut Revival Growing :: Scientists are on the brink of engineering a blight-resistant American chestnut tree, renewing hope for a comeback of the long-celebrated species.

Arsenal Opens to Familiar Script :: Arsenal opened its Premier League campaign with a familiar script: lots of possession and neat passing, but not enough cutting edge in the final third.

Harvey Silverglate: Gibson Is Off the Feds' Hook. Who's Next? :: The guitar company settlement reveals a disturbing effort by federal prosecutors to silence their corporate targets.

The Panic Over Fukushima :: Japan's nuclear accident was a great human tragedy, but its long-term health effects have been exaggerated—and the virtues of nuclear power remain, writes Richard Muller.

To Battle Iguanas, Puerto Rico Will Put Them on Menu :: Iguanas have proliferated in Puerto Rico, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes. Authorities have a new solution: eat them—or at least export them to other countries that find the reptiles appetizing.

Eid al-Fitr Around the World :: Muslims around the world marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday with Eid al-Fitr.

Dutch Far-Left Leader Warns on Cuts :: The front-runner ahead of the Dutch general elections warned that a single-minded focus on austerity is crippling the country's economy and could unravel the euro zone.

Elizabeth Smart, 10 Years On: Teaching Kids to Fight Back :: In hindsight, the victim of an infamous kidnapping believes that being taught to resist and fight her abductor might have made an important difference


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