Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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

Best Buy Net Slumps on Sales-Mix Woes - Wall Street Journal :: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577602982855824216.html

Friend mourns Rose Mayr, Ellicott City teen killed in train derailment - Washington Post :: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/friend-mourns-rose-mayr-ellicott-city-teen-killed-in-train-derailment/2012/08/21/8de50c10-eba6-11e1-a80b-9f898562d010_story.html

Best Buy Shares Hit Again :: Struggling retailer Best Buy said its earnings fell 91% compared with a year earlier as consumers shifted to lower-margin products such as phones and tablets, sending its already hard-hit stock lower.

Buffett's Move Raises Red Flag :: The Berkshire Hathaway chairman recently terminated credit-default swaps insuring $8.25 billion of municipal debt, a sign some investors say may indicate he has doubts about the state of municipal finances.

Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pJXYJKCm8rM/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120821

Hank Williams Jr: Obama is Muslim "who hates the US" - CBS News :: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57497290-10391698/hank-williams-jr-obama-is-muslim-who-hates-the-u.s./

Earthlings Look for Signs in Photos of Mars :: For millennia, human beings have looked to the heavens with questions. 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.

Crucial Senate Race in Uproar :: Republicans urged Rep. Todd Akin to quit the key Missouri Senate race after he said women's bodies can avert pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."

Delayed Development: Blame the 20-Something Brain :: Recent research into how the brain develops suggests that people are better equipped to make major life decisions in their late 20s than earlier in the decade.

Swiss Bankers Fume Over Privacy :: Swiss banks have provided U.S. officials with the names of thousands of their employees, a handover that has morphed into a controversy over their employees' personal privacy.

Teen Sexually Assaulted, Faced Jail Time for Speaking Out :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�8e1274c9710af43b1528c197f4e0b6

Booze U! Princeton Review reveals top 20 party schools - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/booze-u-princeton-review-reveals-top-20-party-schools-article-1.1141003

Fred Barnes: How Ryan Recasts the Race :: With his big ideas, the GOP's vice presidential candidate makes the incumbent president seem smaller.

Greece Readies More Cuts :: Details of Greece's €11.5 billion austerity plan are emerging as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras moves to demonstrate his government is serious about cost-cutting.

Princeton Review's Top 20 Party, Sober Schools :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�7810b3401c88526b3bbe250431a442

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

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.

Vivendi Splits Strategy With Roles :: Vivendi is splitting its strategies for media and telecommunications between newly created roles in the latest step as the company considers selling off assets or breaking itself in two.

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

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

McGurn: Social Justice and Ryan the Heretic :: Church liberals launch an odd line of attack against a free-market champion.

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

Pop Artist's Lofty Domain :: Artist James Rizzi's apartment on Lafayette Street is now on the market, a place filled with his "essence," according to his brother.

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

Discreet Luxury House :: This newly built five-bedroom, seven-story house in central London includes a swimming pool with dance floor, two panic rooms, a gun safe, walk-in wine and cigar room, and a 75-foot garden.

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.

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.

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.


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