Daily Archives: October 5, 2013

Venezuela vows crackdown on 'currency tourists'

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro’s government plans to use fingerprint machines at airports to try to root out no-shows who buy tickets to scam travel-related currency controls without even flying, in the latest symptom of Venezuela’s economic chaos. read more

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Asian MTBE prices tumble on softening blending demand (podcast)

Anton Ferkov examines reasons behind falling prices for Asian MTBE in the month of September, such as the widening spread between naptha and gasoline, and discusses the outlook for coming months.

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John Shimkus, Chairman, US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy (podcast)

Rep. Shimkus discusses efforts to find bipartisan support for revisions to the RFS as well as nuclear waste disposal and coal ash legislation.

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Missing jobs data: Economists make best guess

Economists say missing jobs report would have shown 170,000 payroll gains.

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Stocks shrug off government shutdown so far

The stock market is proving once again that it isn’t afraid of a government shutdown.

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Hooters' most embarrassing moments over 30 years

Hooters co-founder shares embarrassing memories over three decades.

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Economic Scene: Why the Health Care Law Scares the G.O.P.

The vehemence of the Tea Party aside, Republican efforts to derail the Affordable Care Act aren’t entirely irrational. It’s a threat to their party.
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Kenya says al Qaeda-trained Sudanese man helped lead mall attack

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s government said a Sudanese man trained by al Qaeda was among the leaders of a raid on a Nairobi shopping mall in which at least 67 people were killed, the worst attack in the country in 15 years. read more

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Somali militants say Western forces raid base and kill fighter

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali al Shabaab militants said on Saturday British and Turkish special forces had raided a coastal town overnight, killing a rebel fighter, but that a British officer had also been killed and others wounded. read more

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Bahrain to try opposition leader for inciting terrorism

MANAMA (Reuters) – The deputy leader of Bahrain’s largest opposition party is to face trial on charges including inciting terrorism, the public prosecutor of the Gulf Arab kingdom said on Saturday. read more

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Berlusconi to ask to serve sentence in community service: press

ROME (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will ask to serve a tax fraud sentence in community service, rather than under house arrest, his lawyer told newswire AGI on Saturday. read more

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Egypt issues tough warning against anti-army protests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities said on Saturday anyone who protests against the army on Sunday when the country celebrates the anniversary of an attack on Israel forces during the 1973 war will be regarded as agents of foreign powers. read more

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Assassinations of Muslim clerics in Kenya 'boosting al Shabaab'

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – The killings of popular Muslim clerics in Kenya’s port city of Mombasa is strengthening support for Somali militants who massacred at least 67 people in a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago, a prominent Islamist said on Saturday. read more

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Irish voters reject Prime Minister's call to scrap Senate

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland voted to retain its upper house of parliament on Saturday, rejecting Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s call to scrap a chamber where the likes of William Butler Yeats once sat but the government saw as redundant. read more

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