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08/29/2011
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Town mints own money to fight austerity
ROME (Reuters) - A small town in central Italy is trying to go independent and mint its own money in protest at government austerity cuts. | Full Article
Qantas apologizes for rugby fan photo
August 29, 2011 11:23 AM ET
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian national airline Qantas apologized for posting a picture of two rugby fans wearing Afro wigs and with their faces and arms painted black at an international rugby game after it sparked online outrage. | Full Article
Boy trapped in bus after driver forgets him
August 29, 2011 11:24 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - An eight-year-old boy was inadvertently locked inside a school bus for more than 12 hours on a steamy hot day in the eastern German town of Cottbus after the driver forgot about him, German daily Bild reported on Friday. | Full Article
Fish-catching trick may be spreading among dolphins
August 29, 2011 11:25 AM ET
PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Dolphins in one western Australian population have been observed holding a large conch shell in their beaks and using it to shake a fish into their mouths -- and the behavior may be spreading. | Full Article
Astronomers discover planet made of diamond
August 26, 2011 12:36 PM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard. | Full Article
US TOP NEWS
New York City gets back to business after Irene
August 29, 2011 12:27 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City was slowly getting back to business as usual on Monday after Hurricane Irene but hundreds of thousands of people who normally travel in from the surrounding area faced a hellish commute as flooding knocked out some transit routes. | Full Article
Consumer spending rebounds, calms recession fears
August 29, 2011 10:30 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose at its fastest pace in five months in July, backing views the economy was not falling back into recession, although pending sales of previously owned homes fell. | Full Article
Bank of America to sell part of CCB stake
August 29, 2011 11:04 AM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp is selling 13.1 billion shares of China Construction Bank to a group of investors for $8.3 billion of cash, the bank said on Monday. | Full Article
Exclusive: Finland wants Luxembourg agency to hold Greek assets
August 29, 2011 12:18 PM ET
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Finland has proposed that Greek state assets be transferred to a Luxembourg-based holding company and held as security for new loans to Athens, according to an internal document obtained by Reuters. | Full Article
NY airports and subway reopen, limited East Coast service
August 29, 2011 07:07 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York-area airports reopened on Monday as U.S. airlines gradually restored more flights to their operations throughout the Northeast that were halted by Hurricane Irene. | Full Article
BUSINESS NEWS
Wall St led higher by banks and insurers
July pending home sales fall 1.3 percent from June: NAR
Irene could lift machinery and engineering shares
Europe snubs IMF call to force-feed bank capital
IMF slashes U.S. GDP forecast: report
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