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      A BERNE, LE CHANCELIER AUTRICHIEN DÉFEND LE SECRET BANCAIRE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     RENCONTRE. Le social–démocrate Werner Faymann estime que la confidentialité bancaire n‘est pas incompatible avec l‘Etat de droit.

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      A FRIBOURG, LA THÉ'4;TRALE DÉMISSION DE JOHN CLERC
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     FRIBOURG. Le socialiste quitte la présidence de la commission financi';re du chef–lieu.

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      AFFAIRE MADOFF: UBS ET HSBC POURSUIVIES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     FRAUDE. Deminor France va porter plainte contre les deux banques au Luxembourg et en Irlande.

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      ALLO C KI?
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
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      BEAUTÉS FROIDES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     STYLE. Le froid fouette le sang? Ces jours–ci, il stimule aussi le sens de l‘imagination vestimentaire. Chasse aux looks de rue.

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      BONNES ÉTOILES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
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      CHANEL TOURNE LE DOS Ŕ L‘ART CONTEMPORAIN
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     DIVORCE. De Sylvie Fleury ŕ Daniel Buren, la maison de luxe avait commandé ŕ des artistes cotés des śuvres inspirées d‘un fameux sac. Ces pi';ces étaient montrées dans un somptueux pavillon mobile. La marque renonce ŕ ce projet.

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      CRUEL AUTISME
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
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      DAKAR NE PLEURE PAS SA COURSE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     RALLYE–RAID. La caravane est passée, la capitale sénégalaise bougonne. La lecture de ce texte (3582 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DANS L‘AFFAIRE KADHAFI, LE GOUVERNEMENT GENEVOIS N‘A RIEN Ŕ REPROCHER Ŕ SA POLICE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     GENEVE. Le Conseil d‘Etat ne s‘excusera pas: il estime qu‘aucune loi n‘a été violée lors de l‘arrestation du fils du colonel.

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      DISTRIBUTION: LA COURSE AUX BAISSES DE PRIX VA SE POURSUIVRE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     COMMERCE. Les fournisseurs vont ętre mis sous pression par Coop et Migros. La lecture de ce texte ('65 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne. S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, des archiv >>>


      ECONOMIE ROMANDE. CINQ PATRONS ROMANDS FACE Ŕ LA CRISE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Dossiers Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebAdresses Publicité Voyages Rencont >>>


      EN VUE DE LA CAMPAGNE LA PLUS IMPORTANTE DE LA LÉGISLATURE, L‘ÉCONOMIE SORT LE GRAND JEU
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     LIBRE CIRCULATION. A l‘unisson, la boule au ventre, les quatre grandes organisations faîti';res de l‘économie suisse plaident pour un «oui» le 8 février. A plus forte raison en période de ralentissement économique.

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      FAUT–IL INTERDIRE LE VENDÉE GLOBE?
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Le chavirage de Jean Le Cam, mais aussi le sauvetage de Yann Eli';s par la marine australienne relancent le débat sur la question de la sécurité dans les courses autour du monde.

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      GARE AUX LICENCIEMENTS ABUSIFS
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
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      L‘ANALYSE D‘ALAIN CAMPIOTTI. A GAZA, IL FAUT ROUVRIR LA SUBLIME PORTE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Les Turcs sont volontaires pour participer, avec des troupes au sol, ŕ la pacification de Gaza. Les Européens, payeurs impotents, devraient encourager ces ambitions et s‘y associer.

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      L‘AVIS DES EXPERTS. L‘ATTRAIT RETROUVÉ DES VILLES SUISSES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     L‘analyse d‘Alain Campiotti. A Gaza, il faut rouvrir la Sublime Porte Cruel autisme ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article L‘attrait retrouvé des villes suisses Alors que les grandes villes du pays connaissaient un déclin démographique depuis 1'70, elles gagnent de nouveaux habitants depuis 2 >>>


      L‘HÔPITAL D‘AARAU EN ACCUSATION APRČS LA MORT D‘UNE FILLETTE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
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      LA BOURSE SUISSE. PERTE DE CONFIANCE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Perte de confiance La bourse suisse La lecture de ce texte (2320 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA MARGE BRUTE DE COOP ET MIGROS ATTEINT 20 Ŕ 30% POUR LES PRODUITS ALIMENTAIRES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     DISTRIBUTION. Les grands détaillants disposent encore d‘un large rayon d‘action pour diminuer leurs prix. Les bénéfices avant amortissements qu‘ils réalisent sur ces produits sont souvent supérieurs ŕ ceux de leurs fournisseurs.

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      LA NOUVELLE ÉTOILE DES NEIGES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     SKI NORDIQUE. Dario Cologna, 22 ans, vainqueur du Tour de Ski, vient de faire une entrée fracassante parmi les grandes figures du sport suisse.

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      LA RÉGULATION DU CAPITALISME AU CŚUR D‘UN COLLOQUE DE HAUT NIVEAU
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     REUNION. Nicolas Sarkozy, Tony Blair, Angela Merkel, Jean–Claude Trichet, Pascal Lamy, Nelly Kroes ainsi qu‘une palette de Prix Nobel d‘économie sont présent ŕ Paris pour deux jours.

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      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Les inspecteurs de la firme britannique Stonewall observent toutes les entreprises du pays pour en faire ensuite un classement. Sur quel crit';re?

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      LA «BAISSE DU SIČCLE» ANNONCÉE PAR COOP VA PROBABLEMENT FAIRE DES ÉMULES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     COMMERCE DE DETAIL. Vieux renard du secteur, Hansueli Loosli a flairé le bon moment pour lancer l‘opération du No 2 de la distribution en Suisse.

Malgré les dénégations officielles, les fournisseurs pourraient payer une part de la facture.

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      LE CONSEILLER FISCAL GENEVOIS DE CROCODILE DUNDEE PINCÉ POUR FRAUDE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     ENQUETE. Un cadre de la société Strachans SA, basée ŕ Gen';ve, a été arręté la semaine derni';re ŕ Jersey. Il aurait aidé des célébrités australiennes ŕ frauder le fisc de leur pays.

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      LES DÉG'4;TS DU DAKAR
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Sabine Kradolfer, anthropologue ŕ l‘UNIL, a croisé la route du rallye Paris–Dakar en Patagonie et y a vu un danger pour les paysans et pour les sites archéologiques.

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      LES LICENCIEMENTS MASSIFS FONT CRAINDRE L‘EXPLOSION SOCIALE EN ASIE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     CRISE. Les pays d‘Asie veulent croire aux plans de relance. L‘an 200' s‘annonce catastrophique, avec un rebond possible d';s 2010. D‘ici lŕ, les chômeurs se comptent par millions en Chine et en Inde.

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      LES SOUS–VĘTEMENTS DE LA VICTOIRE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Quoi de neuf Guerre froide 2/3. La lecture de ce texte (1508 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES VINGT–SEPT S‘EMPARENT DU DOSSIER GAZIER
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     ENERGIE. L‘Europe de l‘Est pâtit de l‘interruption du transit du gaz russe par l‘Ukraine. Contraint ŕ intervenir, Bruxelles réunit les parties.

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      MANAGERS AU BORD DU GOUFFRE INTÉRIEUR
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     CRISE. Dépressions, addictions, voire suicides comme cela s‘est produit trois fois depuis Noël. Plus nombreux que jamais sont les cadres supérieurs qui s‘effondrent. Une clinique ouvre une unité ŕ Nyon. Interview de son codirecteur.

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      MANIFESTE POUR LA LIBRE CIRCULATION DES TRAVAILLEURS
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Une quinzaine de personnalités suisses signent un texte dans lequel elles expriment leur crainte d‘un vote négatif du peuple le 8 février: les arrangements négociés depuis plusieurs années avec le voisin européen deviendraient automatiquement caducs, disent–elles.

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      MARCHÉ DE L‘ART. ARTS D‘ISLAM EN PLEIN ESSOR
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     VENTES. Issus de traditions chinoise, moyen–orientale ou andalouse, peintures, miniatures et autres trésors attirent un nombre croissant de collectionneurs.

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      MARCHÉ DE L‘ART. GÉNÉRATION DES MUTATIONS
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
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      MARKETING TROMPEUR
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
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      PASSION, SECRET, GUERRE, TERREUR, TRAHISON. UNE HISTOIRE COMMUNISTE SUISSE. DEUX CLANDESTINES DANS PARIS LIBRE
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     ZOOMS Le Temps I Article Deux clandestines dans Paris libre EPISODE 14/30. André Lasserre a été emmené. Sa femme et sa ni';ce veulent savoir pourquoi.

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      PETIT GESTE D‘ISRAËL EN FAVEUR DES GAZAOUIS
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Tsahal accepte de suspendre son offensive trois heures quotidiennement, mais ne négociera jamais avec le Hamas.

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      POURQUOI FAIRE PEUR?
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Sabine von der Weid, secrétaire permanente de l‘Union des associations patronales genevoises, Gen';ve.

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      SARKOZY ENVISAGE LA FIN DES JUGES D‘INSTRUCTION
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     FRANCE. Le président estime qu‘un magistrat ne peut ętre ŕ la fois enquęteur et arbitre. Le monde judiciaire crie au «verrouillage».

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      TOUJOURS MOINS DE COMMUNES
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     SUISSE. Depuis le 1er janvier 200', la SUISSE. compte 2636 communes, soit 7' de moins qu‘une année auparavant, selon un rapport de l‘OFS.

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      TRENTE ANS APRČS LEUR CHUTE, LES KHMERS ROUGES SONT TOUJOURS IMPUNIS
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     CAMBODGE. Le parti au pouvoir a célébré l‘anniversaire du départ des génocidaires chassés par le Vietnam. Mais aucun responsable n‘a été jugé.

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      WESTSIDE REDONNE LE SOURIRE AUX BERNOIS
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     BERNE. Trois mois apr';s son ouverture, le centre commercial en périphérie bernoise dépasse le 1,5 million de visiteurs.

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      «J‘AI L‘HABITUDE D‘ĘTRE AU CENTRE DE LA CIBLE»
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     NEUCHATEL. Critiqué de toute part, Fernand Cuche reste philosophe. A trois mois des élections, il regrette la «dimension émotionnelle» du débat.

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      «LA BANQUE A MAL PLACÉ MON ÉPARGNE ET REFUSE D‘ASSUMER SES ERREURS»
      Le Temps, 08-01-2009
     Une petite épargnante, qui a perdu une grosse somme apr';s avoir travaillé dur pour l‘économiser, se plaint d‘ętre prise en otage et de devoir faire face ŕ l‘opacité de son banquier. Témoignage.

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      AP NEWSALERT
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     NEW YORK –– Prosecutors say Bernard Madoff had $173M in signed checks in office desk at time of arrest.
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      APNEWSBREAK: LARRY CRAIG DROPPING FURTHER APPEALS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     AM MINNEAPOLIS –– A lawyer for former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig says they won‘t ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to void Craig‘s conviction in an airport bathroom sex sting.

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      ARMY SENDS ‘DEAR JOHN DOE‘ LETTERS TO FAMILIES OF FALLEN TROOPS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     A05 The Army mistakenly sent letters addressed "Dear John Doe" to 7,000 family members of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan, unleashing calls from troubled relatives and prompting a formal apology yesterday from the Army‘s top general.

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      CLINTON STATE DEPARTMENT TEAM TAKES SHAPE
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     200'; 1:01 PM WASHINGTON –– Secretary of State–designate Hillary Rodham Clinton isn‘t waiting to be confirmed to name her team, settling already on several senior positions, say Democratic sources and officials familiar with the transition.

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      EARLY REPEAT C–SECTIONS INCREASE RISKS, STUDY FINDS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     By Rob SteinWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, January 8, 200'; A01 The common practice of scheduling a Caesarean section a little early to make childbirth more convenient sharply increases the risk that babies will be born with potentially serious complications, according to the first large–scale study to >>>


      FATAL CALIF. TRAIN STATION SHOOTING SPARKS ANGER
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     OAKLAND, Calif. –– Protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer turned violent Wednesday night with windows broken, fires set and train stations closed.

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      GA., MINN. PART OF NATIONAL SALMONELLA OUTBREAK
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     ATLANTA –– Georgia, Ohio and Minnesota are among the states that are part of a national salmonella outbreak that has sent at least a dozen people to the hospital and sickened nearly 400 people, officials said Thursday.

Forty–two states have reported illnesses from the same type of salmonella b >>>


      HOLIDAY RETAIL SALES LOWER THAN EXPECTED
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     January 8, 200'; 10:44 AM Economic gloom, as expected, dragged down Christmas sales at retailers throughout the U.S., with discounters like Wal–Mart, luxury vendors like Neiman Marcus and pretty much everybody in between saying today that their holiday season results were poorer than expected.

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      ILL. PANEL TO GRILL BURRIS ON SENATE APPOINTMENT
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     AM SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –– Illinois Republicans are promising tough questions Thursday for Senate–appointee Roland Burris on why he accepted a position offered by disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich and whether he promised the governor anything in return.

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      ILL. SEC. OF STATE FEELS THE HEAT IN BURRIS FLAP
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     CHICAGO –– Until recently, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White may have been best known on the national stage for establishing an inner city tumbling team. No longer.

After carving out a long career as a steady team player with little taste for controversy or political fireworks, the normally ca >>>


      INSIDE WASHINGTON: GOP LAYS DOWN MARKER ON HOLDER
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Eric Holder Jr., President–elect Barack Obama‘s pick for attorney general, brings to his confirmation hearing next week a dream resume and a bull‘s–eye target with his picture in the middle.

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      MAN GUILTY IN CHAIN SAW ATTACK ON NEIGHBOR‘S DOOR
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     SCRANTON, Pa. –– A Pennsylvania man faces up to 37 years in prison now that he‘s been convicted of tearing open a neighbor‘s door with a chain saw in a fit of anger over parking.

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      MISSOURI SEN. KIT BOND WON‘T SEEK RE–ELECTION
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –– Republican Sen. Kit Bond announced Thursday that he will not seek re–election in 2010, saying he does not "aspire to become Missouri‘s oldest senator." Bond, 6', made the announcement at the state Capitol, shortly after Missouri lawmakers convened.

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      MOTHER, SON DIE AS ALABAMA FLOODING SWAMPS CAR
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     REFORM, Ala. –– An Alabama mother and her infant son are dead after floodwaters swept their vehicle off a rural road.

Alabama state troopers identified the victims as 27–year–old Crystal Vaughn of Gordo and her 18–month–old son.

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      MUKASEY SAYS FAREWELL TO JUSTICE DEPT.
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Attorney General Michael Mukasey said farewell to Justice Department employees Thursday, praising their dedication and poking fun at himself for a health scare last year.

Mukasey, a former federal judge from New York, became the country‘s 81st attorney general in November 2007 an >>>


      NASA: KEEPING SHUTTLE COSTS $3 BILLION YEARLY
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– NASA‘s chief says it would cost an extra $3 billion a year to keep flying the space shuttle past next year‘s retirement date. Plus it would extend the risk of a deadly accident.

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told an industry group Thursday that NASA has looked into wha >>>


      NY MAN DEMANDS ESTRANGED WIFE PAY HIM FOR KIDNEY
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     GARDEN CITY, N.Y. –– A Long Island surgeon embroiled in a nearly four–year divorce proceeding wants his estranged wife to return the kidney he donated to her, although he says he‘ll settle for $1.5 million in compensation.

Dr. Richard Batista, a surgeon at Nassau University Medical Cente >>>


      OBAMA HEALTH REFORM DRIVE GETS DIVERSE BACKING
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President–elect Barack Obama‘s pledge to reform the U.S. health care system got an important vote of confidence on Thursday as a diverse alliance of doctors, a labor union, the drug industry and health insurers pledged to support the effort.

Health care reform was a cent >>>


      OBAMA TAX PLAN RUNS INTO OPPOSITION IN SENATE
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     PM WASHINGTON –– President–elect Barack Obama‘s proposed tax cuts ran into opposition Thursday from senators in his own party who said they wouldn‘t do much to stimulate the economy or create jobs.

Senators from both parties agreed that Congress should do something to stimulate the >>>


      OBAMA TO LAY OUT CASE FOR STIMULUS IN SPEECH
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President–elect Barack Obama will call for quick action on a fiscal stimulus package in a speech on Thursday aimed at reassuring Americans that he is determined to stem the economic crisis.

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      OBAMA WARNS OF DIRE CONSEQUENCES WITHOUT STIMULUS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     7:45 AM Like a salesman anticipating a reluctant buyer, President–elect Barack Obama today will begin a major pitch of his economic recovery act that has yet to be unveiled in Congress.

In a speech to be delivered at George Mason University in Fairfax, Obama warns that failure to pass the plan –&nda >>>


      PROSECUTORS: MADOFF WAS READY TO SEND OUT $173M
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     PM NEW YORK –– Prosecutors said Thursday that investigators found 100 signed checks worth $173 million in Bernard Madoff‘s office desk that he was ready to send out to his closest family and friends at the time of his arrest last month.

The detail was provided in a court filing Thursday as pro >>>


      RAIN AND MELTING SNOW BRING FLOODS TO WASHINGTON
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     SNOQUALMIE, Wash. –– More than 30,000 people were urged to leave their flood–endangered western Washington homes as swollen rivers, mudslides and avalanches engulfed neighborhoods and roadways.

Rising waters led state highway crews to close a 20–mile stretch of Interstate 5 around Chehal >>>


      REPORT: US HAD UNREALISTIC GOALS IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– The United States and its partners have shortchanged Afghanistan by focusing on short–term goals pursued without a cohesive strategy or clear understanding of how the poor, decentralized country works, an independent study concludes.

The incoming Obama administration should refoc >>>


      SENATORS CALL FOR COAL ASH REGULATION
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     PM WASHINGTON –– Senate Democrats called for stricter regulations on toxic ash from coal–fired power plants Thursday in the wake of a billion–gallon spill at a Tennessee facility last month. The breach has put drinking water at risk and generated health fears among residents.

Officials f >>>


      SHOOTING BY OAKLAND, CALIF., OFFICER SPARKS ANGER
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     OAKLAND, Calif. –– Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums urged residents to remain calm after protests turned violent in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a transit police officer.

What had started as a peaceful demonstration Wednesday over the Jan. 1 shooting of Oscar Grant escalated into trouble. At lea >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     AM –– Storms were to continue flaring up across the Northwest and Northeast on Thursday. The rest of the country was to see dry conditions and benign weather.

In the West, a cold frontal boundary system was to sweep across the Pacific Northwest shoreline, bringing periods of heavy downpours througho >>>


      TREASURY: $266.'B DISBURSED FROM $700B BAILOUT POT
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     AM WASHINGTON –– The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it has disbursed $266.' billion from the $700 billion financial rescue program.

In its latest update to Congress, the department said it closed $65.4 billion in transactions since its last report on Dec. 2. Under the law that Congr >>>


      UNION SOLDIER‘S BONES FOUND AT MD. CIVIL WAR SITE
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     SHARPSBURG, Md. –– Park officials say a visitor has found the remains of a Civil War soldier at the Antietam National Battlefield in western Maryland.

Battlefield Park Superintendent John Howard says a visitor found bone fragments and a uniform button near a groundhog hole in October.

Durin >>>


      USDA TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR CATTAIL ERADICATION
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     AM BISMARCK, N.D. –– Federal wildlife officials are taking applications from farmers who want the government to remove cattail–infested wetlands, the preferred habitat of sunflower–snacking blackbirds.

Phil Mastrangelo, the state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Wi >>>


      WITH MORE OVERSIGHT ON THE HORIZON, DRUGMAKERS WORK TO POLISH IMAGE
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     A01 The pharmaceutical industry, confronting sluggish growth, low prestige and the prospect of more–aggressive government oversight, is moving on several fronts to burnish its image and align itself rhetorically with the health reform goals of President–elect Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress.

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      BUSH LEAVES FUEL ECONOMY TARGETS FOR OBAMA TO SET
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     D02 Citing "recent financial difficulties of the automobile industry," the Bush administration said it would not issue interim targets for higher vehicle fuel efficiency, leaving it up to the incoming Obama administration to steer auto companies toward better mileage standards.

Democrats and environme >>>


      CONFIRMATION HEARINGS FOR CABINET NOMINEE DASCHLE UNDERWAY
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     11:20 AM Confirmation hearings for President–elect Barack Obama‘s cabinet began today with the testimony of Thomas A. Daschle, Obama‘s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services and a new White House Office of Health Reform.

"If confirmed I will use these dual roles to mars >>>


      CONGRESS SHOULD RESOLVE TO SIMPLIFY THE TAX CODE
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     It‘s the most exasperating time of the year. Yes, folks, it‘s tax time. While President–elect Barack Obama and Congress debate what could be $300 billion in tax cuts, one can only hope they will also address the mind–numbing provisions that make up the tax code. If we‘re going to go into th >>>


      CONGRESS URGED TO POSTPONE NATION‘S SWITCH TO DIGITAL TV
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     Consumers Union is urging Congress to delay the nation‘s transition to digital television, saying the program to help TV viewers prepare for the switch next month has been underfunded and poorly implemented.

In a letter sent last night to President Bush, President–elect Barack Obama, House Commerce >>>


      DEMOCRATIC SENATORS YIELD TO BURRIS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     "Under these circumstances, anyone appointed by Gov. Blagojevich cannot be an effective representative of the people of Illinois and, as we have said, will not be seated by the Democratic Caucus." –– Last week‘s statement on Roland Burris by Democratic Senate leaders.

"He obviou >>>


      DESPITE MAJORITY, SENATE LEADER HAS ROUGH START
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D–Nev.) hoped his party would come out of the gates hot this year, but this wasn‘t what he had in mind.

Trying to unveil his 10 most important pieces of legislation yesterday, Reid instead found himself under fire for his handling of the appointment of former Il >>>


      IN A STAGE OF SUSPENSE
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     By Richard Leiby and J. Freedom du LacWashington Post Staff WritersThursday, January 8, 200'; C01 The biggest music act of the presidential inauguration has finally been announced. It‘s TBD.

They‘re better known as To Be Determined, and their name is on everyone‘s lips in show business.
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      INAUGURATION TO CLOSE BRIDGES AND HIGHWAYS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     By Eric M. Weiss and Lena H. SunWashington Post Staff WritersThursday, January 8, 200'; A01 The U.S. Secret Service and regional transportation officials unveiled a plan yesterday to ban personal vehicles from all Potomac River bridge crossings from Virginia into the District and from interstates 3'5 and 66 insi >>>


      KAINE PUSHES EXPANSION OF IN–PERSON EARLY VOTING
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     RICHMOND, Jan. 7 –– Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine called on legislators Wednesday to support no–excuse, in–person absentee voting in Virginia as a way to reduce long lines at polls and make voting more convenient.

The proposal would allow qualified voters to cast absentee ballots in per >>>


      LAWMAKERS AND FINANCIAL EXPERTS QUESTION OBAMA‘S TAX CUTS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     A02 At least two tax cuts that are part of Barack Obama‘s stimulus package have been criticized by lawmakers, tax experts and economists for being potentially too expensive and ineffective, signaling that they are likely to face resistance on Capitol Hill as congressional leaders begin direct negotiations with the >>>


      MCAULIFFE JOINS RACE, PROMISES INNOVATIVE TERM
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe kicked off his campaign for governor of Virginia yesterday, vowing to create more jobs than any other governor in the country.

In a day–long swing that had the trappings of a well–financed campaign, McAuliffe told audiences that Virginia >>>


      OBAMA ASSEMBLES POWERFUL WEST WING
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     By Michael D. Shear and Ceci ConnollyWashington Post Staff WritersThursday, January 8, 200'; A01 President–elect Barack Obama is assembling a new and influential cadre of counselors just steps from the Oval Office whose power to direct domestic policy will rival, if not exceed, the authority of his Cabinet.
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      OBAMA DELIVERS REMARKS ON ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     PRESIDENT–ELECT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you so much. Let me begin by thanking George Mason University for their extraordinary hospitality and to thank all the great friends, the governors, the mayors who are in attendance here today. Throughout America‘s history, there have been some years that simply rolled int >>>


      PAULSON URGES NEW STRUCTURE FOR FANNIE AND FREDDIE
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     By Zachary A. GoldfarbWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, January 8,
200'; D01 In his final speech scheduled as Treasury secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr.

yesterday proposed replacing mortgage–finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with highly regulated utilities that would play a more limit >>>


      ROMNEY REJOINS MARRIOTT BOARD
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     By Michael S. RosenwaldWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, January 8,
200'; D04 Former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been reappointed to Marriott International‘s board of directors, the Bethesda hotel company said yesterday.

Romney, the former chief executive >>>


      SENATE APPOINTEE MAKES INROADS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     A04 Roland W. Burris, an also–ran for most of his career in Illinois politics, is on the verge of winning a showdown in Washington that has pitted him against the leaders of the U.S. Senate and the president–elect.

Democratic leaders yesterday laid out a path for Burris to join the Senate, a sharp r >>>


      THE BLAIR HOUSE WITCH HUNT PROJECT
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     The morning after a leading member of President Bush‘s coalition of the willing was exposed as a member of Washington‘s coalition of the homeless, former Australian prime minister John Howard defended his role in keeping President–elect Barack Obama and his family from checking in early at Blair House. >>>


      THE OBAMA BUZZWORD THAT HIT PAY DIRT
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     200'; C01 The image is positively retro.

Picture a sweaty brow, rolled–up sleeves, knotty forearms, calloused hands. Picture virgin land, just waiting to be transformed. Shovel–ready land. This is America on the eve of the Obama era. Shovel–ready. He keeps telling us so. On "Meet the >>>


      2 HIKERS ON NZ GLACIER REPORTED DEAD IN ICE SLIDE
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     WELLINGTON, New Zealand –– Two hikers have apparently died after a sheet of ice fell on them on New Zealand‘s Fox Glacier, authorities said Thursday.

The body of one man was recovered from under the collapsed ice, but rescuers were unable to reach a second trapped man by nightfall, police Insp >>>


      4 EU NATIONS EASE WORK RESTRICTIONS ON NEW MEMBERS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     BRUSSELS, Belgium –– The European Commission says Greece, Spain, Hungary and Portugal are lifting restrictions on workers from new EU members Romania and Bulgaria.

The four join 10 EU nations that already allow people from the newest members to work. Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007.
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      ' MEN CONVICTED OF HOMOSEXUAL ACTS IN SENEGAL
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     DAKAR, Senegal –– A gay rights group says nine men in Senegal have been convicted of homosexual acts and sentenced to lengthy jail sentences.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission says the men were arrested last month and ordered Wednesday to serve eight years in prison for " >>>


      AFGHAN OFFICIAL: ATTACK ON NATO KILLS 3 CIVILIANS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– An Afghan official says a suicide bomber struck a NATO patrol in southern Afghanistan, killing three civilians and wounding nine others.

District Chief Naimatullah Khan could not say whether NATO troops suffered any casualties in the Thursday blast in Maywand district of Kandah >>>


      ATTACK ON ISRAEL FROM LEBANON THREATENS 2ND FRONT
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     8, 200'; 3:10 AM JERUSALEM –– Lebanese militants fired at least three rockets into northern Israel early Thursday, threatening to open a second front for the Jewish state as it pushed forward with its offensive in the Gaza Strip. Gaza militants fired a rocket barrage into southern Israel almost simultane >>>


      CURRENCIES TRADING ALL OVER THE MAP
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     By Anthony FaiolaWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, January 8, 200'; D01 Currencies including the dollar and the euro have entered a period of extreme volatility that is hindering global commerce and adding further uncertainty to a world economy facing its worst downturn in decades.

Over the past several >>>


      DARFUR REBELS ACCUSE SUDAN OF FRESH BOMBINGS
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Darfur rebels accused Sudan‘s army of bombing their positions on Thursday, breaking a period of relative calm in the country‘s violent west.

No one was immediately available to comment from Sudan‘s armed forces. International sources, who asked not to be named, said >>>


      GU GU STRIKES AGAIN! PANDA ATTACKS AT BEIJING ZOO
      Washington Post, 08-01-2009
     BEIJING –– Gu Gu the panda has struck again, mauling someone who jumped a barrier to retrieve a child‘s toy, in his third attack on a visitor at the Beijing zoo.

A tourist from China‘s Anhui province went over a 4–foot, 7–inch (1.4–meter) barrier surrounding the panda&l >>>



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