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ECOWAS ‘Pleased’ With Ghana Vote Conduct ECOWAS ‘Pleased’ With Ghana Vote Conduct
The president of the ECOWAS commission says he is pleased with the organization and conduct of voters during Ghana’s elections.Ambassador Kadre Desire Ouedraogo commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), the political parties and the people of Ghana for what he says was a peaceful vote.His comments came after the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed incumbent President John Mahama has been elected to his first full term in office. He was closely followed by main opposition...
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J&J 4Q Profit Jumps On Higher Sales, Lower Charges J&J 4Q Profit Jumps On Higher Sales, Lower Charges
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Higher sales helped Johnson & Johnson post a much bigger fourth-quarter profit than a year ago, when a slew of charges depressed results. However, the company's 2013 profit forecast, for $5.35 to $5.45 per share, came up short of the average analyst estimate of $5.49. The New Brunswick, N.J., company said Tuesday that net income was $2.57 billion, or 91 cents per share, up from $218 million, or 8 cents per share, in 2011's fourth quarter. Excluding about $800 million in...
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188 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 1/22/2013 6:45:11 AM

Oil Prices Above $95 A Barrel In European Trade Oil Prices Above $95 A Barrel In European Trade
The price of oil remained above $95 a barrel on Tuesday, boosted by the Bank of Japan's announcement of more bond purchases next year but tempered by ample supplies and uncertainty about the outcome of negotiations in Washington on the U.S. debt limit. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for February delivery was down 3 cents to $95.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The February contract, which expires Tuesday, last settled on Jan. 18 as U.S. markets were...
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Demographic and Economic Challenges: The 9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey Demographic and Economic Challenges: The 9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey
The just released 9th Annual Demographia Housing Affordability Survey (pdf) indicates that housing affordability has deteriorated modestly in the last year. A number of major metropolitan areas remain severely unaffordable. Highlights: Metropolitan Areas Among the 337 Metropolitan markets analyzed, Hong Kong remained the most unaffordable, with a median multiple (median house price divided by pre-tax median household income) of 13.5, up nearly a full point from last year's 12.6. No other housing...
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Nation Honors King On Day Of Obama Inauguration Nation Honors King On Day Of Obama Inauguration
ATLANTA (AP) — Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the nation's first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s. "This is the dream that Dr. King talked about in his speech. We see history in the making," said Joyce Oliver, who observed King Day by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., built on the site of the old Lorraine Motel,...
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The California-China-CO2 Connection The California-China-CO2 Connection
Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission, is sincere and concerned about CO2 emissions. At a recent presentation at California State University Channel Islands, he spoke about California’s efforts to limit emissions. He mentioned green jobs, but, to his credit, he did not repeat the debunked claim that restricting CO2 emissions will be a net job creator. He also acknowledged that it doesn’t much matter what California does, if China doesn’t change its behavior. It turns...
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Algeria: 80 Dead at Gas Complex Algeria: 80 Dead at Gas Complex
Algeria's prime minister is expected to announce Monday the latest details of the militant takeover and military raid of a desert natural gas complex that left at least 80 people dead, including militants.The toll jumped Sunday when officials combing through the complex found 25 more bodies, which they said were so disfigured it is hard to tell if the remains were of militants or hostages.Officials in the Philippines said Monday that six of the victims were Filipinos, and that four of its nationals...
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Why Republicans Need the Cities Why Republicans Need the Cities
Republicans took an all around shellacking in the 2012 elections. Part of the reason is that Democrats dominated the cities. President Obama won 69% of the big city vote, according to a New York Times exit poll analysis. Some of this is perhaps on account of the racial makeup of the cities, as blacks overwhelmingly vote Democratic. Yet it’s clear that, even among the upscale white urbanist crowd, Republican policies and candidates are finding few takers. This bodes ill for the Republicans, but also...
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Tide Rolls To No. 1 In AP Poll For Record 9th Time Tide Rolls To No. 1 In AP Poll For Record 9th Time
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1. The Crimson Tide (13-1) was voted national champion by The Associated Press for the ninth time, more than any other program in college football, after routing Notre Dame 42-14 on Monday night. Notre Dame, No. 1 coming into the BCS championship, dropped to No. 4. The Tide entered the title game with as many AP titles as the Fighting Irish, and emphatically broke the tie for first. It's Alabama's second straight title and third in four years....
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In Talking To Their States, Governors Keep An Eye On Washington In Talking To Their States, Governors Keep An Eye On Washington
Enlarge image i Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., walks to the podium to deliver his third state of the state address Wednesday in Albany, N.Y. Mike Groll/AP Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., walks to the podium to deliver his third state of the state address Wednesday in Albany, N.Y. Mike Groll/AP From Superstorm Sandy to gun laws to the fiscal cliff, national issues are on the minds and the lips of the nation's governors setting their state agendas this week. Some want Congress and President Obama to act;...
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