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      It promises to be another memorable occasion — but will it beat Winters Games gone past? The 17-day sporting extravaganza is being dubbed as the most expensive Olympics ever, with the Russians having spent $50 billion on turning the faded Black Sea resort into a rejuvenated host venue. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different […]
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    • More than 48,000 use Help to Buy September 2, 2014
      More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government's Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures show.
    • London Market Report September 2, 2014
      The pound falls after a poll for the Sun and the Times indicates a rise in support for the pro-Scottish independence "Yes" campaign.
    • December date for Autumn Statement September 2, 2014
      George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.
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      Dollar General, the lead discount retailer in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).
    • Aston Martin appoints new chief September 2, 2014
      UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.
    • AUDIO: Is conflict good or bad for insurers? September 2, 2014
      Bronek Masojada, chief executive of the insurance company Hiscox, analyses the effect of recent conflicts on the insurance market
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      A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
    • UK activist's Thailand trial begins September 2, 2014
      A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
    • UK construction growth surges September 2, 2014
      The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.
    • Swiss economy stalls as EU slows September 2, 2014
      Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.

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A Strong Middle Class

I just watched President Obama and Vice President Biden telling us that the middle class is the back bone of our economy. Well think we all knew that, but it was nice to be acknowledged. A new website has been created that is the most amazing site to do with our White House I have […]

US Raid in Pakistan

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone have killed at least eight militants in a Pakistani tribal region on the Afghan border, local officials say. The missiles destroyed a house in a remote village, they said. The attack took place in North Waziristan which is known to be a hub of al-Qaeda and Taleban militants. […]

Is this a case of ‘sore loosers’ ?

Some Republicans to skip inaugural hoopla- WASHINGTON (UPI) — Some Washington Republicans are using President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration to extend their vacations, booking events beyond the Beltway, observers note. Scores of Republicans — who saw their numbers shrink in Congress and lost their eight-year reign in the White House — have chosen alternative events such […]

Undignified Disrespect of a Senator

John McCain, wobbling over the stage acting like an old grandpa. Barely keeping up with his own thoughts, constantly writing down personal memos, onset of Alzheimer’s? His ‘That one’ statement directed towards Senator Obama. Now, I know when MY Grandpa would refer to me as “that one’ he was about to give me a thrashing! […]

Insignificant but interesting

The World Today – Michelle Obama

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John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate?

I have been wondering since McCain began running for president about his ‘war hero’ experience. He seems to be constantly bringing it up as of what a wonder boy he was, but he says nothing about it. His struggles, his experience, who else was there with him. Where are the other POW’s? Well, my curiosity […]

Abraham Lincoln by James Russell Lowell

  THERE have been many painful crises since the impatient vanity of South Carolina hurried ten prosperous Commonwealths into a crime whose assured retribution was to leave them either at the mercy of the nation they had wronged, or of the anarchy they had summoned but could not control, when no thoughtful American opened his […]

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