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08/30/2011
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LATEST NEWS
Dutch mull bringing the mountain to them
UTRECHT, The Netherlands (Reuters) - What started as a joke about creating an artificial mountain in the utterly flat Netherlands may actually be feasible. | Full Article
China reinterprets untying the knot
August 30, 2011 11:01 AM ET
BEIJING (Reuters) - After Jia Lin divorced twenty years ago, his wife got both house and son, leaving the Beijing cook with little more than a fresh start. | Full Article
Town mints own money to fight austerity
August 29, 2011 01:45 PM ET
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
US TOP NEWS
Gold, bonds jump as Wall St down on weak confidence
August 30, 2011 12:19 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gold surged on Tuesday and Wall Street stocks slid after a sharp slide in U.S. consumer confidence and a weakened euro on Greek bailout woes pushed safe-havens back into play. | Full Article
Consumer confidence crumbles to two-year low in August
August 30, 2011 11:07 AM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Confidence among consumers plunged in August to its lowest in more than two years following the country's loss of its top credit rating and heart-wrenching drops in major stock indexes. | Full Article
Much of northeast paralyzed by Irene flooding
August 30, 2011 11:20 AM ET
WEST DOVER, Vt./WEST CALDWELL, New Jersey (Reuters) - Vermont planned to airlift food and water to inland towns cut off by Hurricane Irene, which left much of the northeast paralyzed on Tuesday two days after causing the worst flooding in decades. | Full Article
Exxon, Rosneft tie up in Russian Arctic, U.S.
August 30, 2011 12:04 PM ET
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - U.S. oil company Exxon and Russia's Rosneft signed a deal on Tuesday to develop oil and gas reserves in the Russian Arctic, opening up one of the last unconquered drilling frontiers to the global industry No.1. | Full Article
Libyan leader sets ultimatum for Gaddafi forces
August 30, 2011 12:24 PM ET
TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libya's interim leader on Tuesday gave forces loyal to deposed ruler Muammar Gaddafi a four-day deadline to surrender towns still under their control or risk a military showdown. | Full Article
BUSINESS NEWS
Wall St rises as investors shrug off weak data
Lehman seeking creditor vote on $65 billion payout
BofA sued over $1.75 billion Countrywide mortgage pool
Fed's Evans backs strong policy accommodation
Madoff trustee seeks to broaden $59 billion Kohn case
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