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08/17/2011
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Bachmann tribute to Elvis marks wrong anniversary
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann offered a "happy birthday" message to the late singer Elvis Presley on Monday, even though August 16 is the anniversary of his death in 1977. | Full Article
Depardieu outrages passengers by urinating in plane
August 17, 2011 11:16 AM ET
PARIS (Reuters) - French actor Gerard Depardieu outraged fellow passengers by urinating in the aisle of an Air France flight as it prepared to take off on Tuesday, forcing the plane to turn back to its parking spot. | Full Article
Motorized beer cooler lands driver in court
August 17, 2011 10:48 AM ET
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man had his driving license suspended for 10 months and was fined after he was caught driving a scooter made of a motorized beer cooler capable of carrying several dozen drinks -- after knocking back a few. | Full Article
Montana dog becomes local celebrity for his math skills
August 17, 2011 10:48 AM ET
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Labrador Retrievers are known for their hunting skills and friendly dispositions, but Beau, a black Lab who lives in Montana, is winning acclaim for his math abilities. | Full Article
Giant South American rodent spotted in California
August 17, 2011 10:47 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A giant South American rodent weighing at least 100 pounds (45 kgs) was spotted at a waste-water treatment facility in California recently before disappearing in the brush, according to a wildlife official. | Full Article
US TOP NEWS
Pricey tobacco pushes up core producer inflation
August 17, 2011 11:13 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Core producer prices rose at their fastest pace in six months in July on strong tobacco and light truck costs, though weak domestic demand was seen keeping inflation pressures under control. | Full Article
Global stocks rise on U.S. earnings, oil gains
August 17, 2011 11:20 AM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World equities rose on Wednesday, lifted by strong outlooks and results from U.S. retailers, while crude oil gained on a larger-than-expected decline in U.S. gasoline supplies. | Full Article
Merkel and Sarkozy offer no miracle cure for euro
August 17, 2011 11:39 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - New Franco-German proposals to boost fiscal convergence in the euro zone got a cool response from other member states on Wednesday and failed to convince investors the bloc's debt crisis was closer to being solved. | Full Article
Obama to unveil economic plan in September speech
August 17, 2011 11:46 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday said President Barack Obama would unveil fresh ideas to jump-start the economy and cut deficits, but details offered so far appeared to be a compilation of old proposals. | Full Article
India protests swell as Anna Hazare fasts
August 17, 2011 11:43 AM ET
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Protests swelled across India Wednesday in support of a self-styled Gandhian anti-corruption campaigner fasting to the death in jail, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's struggling government at a loss over how to end the standoff. | Full Article
BUSINESS NEWS
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SABMiller goes hostile with $10 billion Foster's bid
Plosser calls Fed's low rate pledge "inappropriate"
SNB moves softly to tame Swiss franc; currency spikes
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