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May 9, 2010

MarketWatch: Israel Stocks: Israel stocks, led by drugmakers and banks. May 9th, 2010

MarketWatch
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Israel Stocks: Israel stocks, led by drugmakers and banks By Robert Daniel MarketWatch
5/9/2010 12:53:00 PM


Tel Aviv follows downward paths of European, U.S. markets. See full story

MarketWatch: IMF OKs Greece loan as Europe tries to stem crisis.May 9th, 2010


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IMF OKs Greece loan as Europe tries to stem crisis By Greg Robb MarketWatch
5/9/2010 6:57:00 PM


The executive board of the International Monetary Fund approves a three-year, $30 billion loan for Greece to help the debt-wracked country meet its obligations. See full story

The Washington Post: Pakistani Taliban behind Times Square bomb attempt, Holder says. May 9th, 2010



Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, May 9, 2010; 11:43 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that there is now conclusive evidence the Pakistani Taliban is to blame for last weekend's attempted car bombing in Times Square.
This Story

"We've now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack," Holder said on ABC's "This Week."
"We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it. And that he was working at their direction."
His remarks were echoed by the top White House counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, who on CNN's "State of the Union" said it "looks like" the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, was working with the group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, which he described as "closely allied with al Qaeda."
Shahzad was arrested late Monday by Customs and Border Patrol agents at JFK International Airport as he tried to board a flight to Dubai. Authorities became aware of his identity Monday afternoon.
A naturalized U.S. citizen born and raised in Pakistan, Shahzad has told investigators that he was trained and directed by the Pakistani Taliban, and met with its highest officials. Investigatorsare uncertain about his claims that he met higher-ups within the group, including Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, U.S. officials have said.
One key focus of the investigation is the money trail. Investigators were tracking a courier who may have helped funnel money to Shahzad, but they cautioned that any links were uncertain. Shahzad also may have received money from a hawala, an informal money-transfer network popular in South Asia and the Middle East, according to a former U.S. official briefed on the investigation.
Hawalas have been linked to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. In Pakistan, authorities have detained numerous militants as part of the investigation, some of whom they think might be connected to Shahzad, as well as the fathers of both Shahzad and his wife. An FBI team landed Friday in Islamabad, where the FBI has a legal attache office that works with Pakistani law enforcement and intelligence officers, Pakistani officials have said.

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Top Stories / World / Business / technology.May 9th, 2010


TOP STORIES
Greek Debt Woes Ripple Outward, From Asia to U.S.
By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and ERIC DASH
The fear that began in Athens, raced through Europe and finally shook the stock market in the U.S. is now affecting the broader global economy.

New Setback in Attempt to Contain Gulf Oil Spill
By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
A containment dome had been placed over one of the leaks, but crews discovered that the dome was clogging, forcing them to move it aside and allow oil to keep gushing.

Imam’s Path From Condemning Terror to Preaching Jihad
By SCOTT SHANE and SOUAD MEKHENNET
Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric, has become a central figure in the luring of Western Muslims to violent extremism, harnessing the Internet for Al Qaeda’s goals.

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WORLD 

Muddy Road Molds Debate on the Future of Guyana
By SIMON ROMERO
The argument over a plan to pave the road reflects a nation pulled between competing desires to delve into the global economy or pursue a more ecologically sustainable path toward development.

U.S. Urges Action in Pakistan After Failed Bombing
By JANE PERLEZ
The Obama administration has delivered warnings to Pakistan that it must move against the nexus of Islamic militancy in the country’s tribal regions, officials said.

Electoral Demand Stalls Coalition Deal in Britain
By JOHN F. BURNS
Talks about forming a new government resumed but the prospects of a deal between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats by Monday appeared slim.

More World News

BUSINESS 



For BP, a History of Spills and Safety Lapses
By JAD MOUAWAD
BP continues to lag other oil companies when it comes to safety. The Deepwater Horizon blast, which killed 11 people, is not the company’s first time under scrutiny.

That Pill You Took? It May Well Be Theirs
By NATASHA SINGER
Teva has secured its climb through aggressive acquisitions, quality control, low prices and a devotion to corporate frugality.

You’d Never Know He’s a Sun King
By TODD WOODY
After years of quietly investing nearly $1 billion in environmental companies and causes, David Gelbaum talks about putting his chips on solar energy.

More Business News

TECHNOLOGY 


Tell-All Generation Learns to Keep Things Offline
By LAURA M. HOLSON
Members of the under 30 tell-all generation are rethinking what it means to live out loud.

PING
Test Flights Into the Google Cloud
By BRAD STONE
Some Google fans are turning undistilled vats of source code into early working versions of the company’s planned Chrome Operating System.

You’d Never Know He’s a Sun King
By TODD WOODY
After years of quietly investing nearly $1 billion in environmental companies and causes, David Gelbaum talks about putting his chips on solar energy.

More Technology News 

nyt: ALERTS FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS.-May 9, 2010 Compiled: 12:41 AM

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May 9, 2010

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May 9, 2010 Compiled: 12:41 AM

WORLD / EUROPE

Talks about forming a new government resumed but the prospects of a deal between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats by Monday appeared slim.

BUSINESS

Regulators have not shown much urgency in rewriting the rules governing an increasingly fragmented trading system.

The Washington Post: Today's Highlights. May 9th, 2010


TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Gates vows to shrink Pentagon bureaucracy
ABILENE, KAN. -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates vowed Saturday to lead an effort to cut as much as $15 billion in overhead costs from the Pentagon's $550 billion budget and warned that without the savings, the military will not be able to afford its current force.
(By Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post)

Oil spill gushes on amid technical problems
Icelike crystals hamper BP's efforts to stem leak in the Gulf of Mexico
(By Steven Mufson and Marc Kaufman, The Washington Post)

Taking on the Goliath that is Google
(By Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post)

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 POLITICS
Special election for Murtha's seat is a horse race
JOHNSTOWN, PA. -- The ghost of John P. Murtha looms large over this congressional district: from the hundreds of millions of dollars the late Democratic legislator famously funneled to western Pennsylvania to the many eponymous buildings, highways and even an airport that memorialize him. And now...
(By Lois Romano, The Washington Post)

Unruly election shoves Britain off the beaten path
(By Dan Balz, The Washington Post)

For 'tea party,' victory at Utah GOP convention
Longtime Sen. Bennett loses bid for nomination, was movement's target despite his conservative credentials
(By Amy Gardner, The Washington Post)

Biden urges 'resolute European action' to halt Greek crisis
(By Neil Irwin and David Cho, The Washington Post)

PRESIDENT OBAMA & PRESIDENT KARZAI
(By Scott Wilson and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post)

More Politics


NATION
PRESIDENT OBAMA & PRESIDENT KARZAI
President Obama has bluntly instructed his national security team to treat Afghan President Hamid Karzai with more public respect, after a recent round of heavy-handed statements by U.S. officials and other setbacks infuriated the Afghan leader and called into question his relationship with...
(By Scott Wilson and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post)

Gates vows to shrink Pentagon bureaucracy
National debt, economy cited He says cuts needed to pay for fighting force
(By Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post)

Oil spill gushes on amid technical problems
Icelike crystals hamper BP's efforts to stem leak in the Gulf of Mexico
(By Steven Mufson and Marc Kaufman, The Washington Post)

Politics & The Nation
(The Washington Post)

Biden urges 'resolute European action' to halt Greek crisis
(By Neil Irwin and David Cho, The Washington Post)

More Nation

WORLD
U.S. urges Pakistan to cooperate in bomb probe
After more than a year of doling out carrots to Pakistan, the Obama administration has reminded its strategic partner on the Afghanistan border that the U.S. mood could quickly sour if FBI investigators confirm ties between the Times Square bombing suspect and Pakistani insurgent groups.
(By Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller, The Washington Post)

PRESIDENT OBAMA & PRESIDENT KARZAI
(By Scott Wilson and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post)

In the bright glow of a political legacy
Voters' nostalgia for his mother puts Benigno Aquino III on track to win presidency in the Philippines
(By Blaine Harden, The Washington Post)

BRIDGING THE DIVIDES
How the next four days in Washington will focus attention on the shifting, sometimes-strained dynamics at the core of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan
(By Joshua Partlow, The Washington Post)

Digest
(The Washington Post)

More World

METRO
A D.C. killing that remains in the darkness
Last Halloween, Nori Amaya ate dinner with her brother at the bar of their Italian restaurant on U Street NW. Then, in a long black dress and a mask decorated with peacock feathers, she stepped out into the Washington night.
(By Paul Schwartzman, The Washington Post)

Jet called back to Dulles after takeoff
(By Martin Weil and Ruben Castaneda, The Washington Post)

Rushing against time
Crush of defense workers, fears of worse commutes challenge Va.
(By Miranda S. Spivack, The Washington Post)

Suburbs taking on more diverse look
D.C. region on 'front lines' More poor, minorities, elderly living there
(By Carol Morello, The Washington Post)

Election shows Herndon still divided over illegal immigration
(By Derek Kravitz, The Washington Post)

More Metro

BUSINESS
How to fix Wall Street: 6 simple steps
The first thing you learn when you start looking at Wall Street, which I've been doing for 40 years, is to never trust the salesmen. What they promise you isn't necessarily what you get. You need to use common sense, watch out for your own interests and at least make an attempt to understand the ...
(By Allan Sloan with Doris Burke Fortune, The Washington Post)

Taking on the Goliath that is Google
(By Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post)

Biden urges 'resolute European action' to halt Greek crisis
(By Neil Irwin and David Cho, The Washington Post)

For Mom, the gift of money advice
(By Janet Bodnar, The Washington Post)

What went wrong at the bottom of the sea?
(By Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post)

More Business


TECHNOLOGY
Taking on the Goliath that is Google
Too big to fail turned out to be wrong for banks and other corporations. But don't tell that to Google, which has quickly expanded into making smartphones, mapping streets of the world, streaming videos, connecting friends and selling digital books.
(By Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post)

There shouldn't be just one template for tablet success
(By Rob Pegoraro, The Washington Post)

U-Va. urged to fight Cuccinelli subpoena in probe of scientist
Climate researchers are victims of 'political assaults,' many say
(By Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post)

Obituaries
(The Washington Post)

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SPORTS
Sharks eliminate Red Wings with 2-1 victory
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Patrick Marleau scored the tiebreaking goal 6:59 into the third period and the San Jose Sharks eliminated the two-time defending Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings with a 2-1 victory Saturday night in Game 5 of their second-round series.
(By JOSH DUBOW, AP)

United is unable to catch a break on offense against FC Dallas
Two shots deflect off goal frame during 1-0 defeat
(By Steven Goff, The Washington Post)

Magic continues to manhandle helpless Hawks
(By associated press, The Washington Post)

Washington Freedom, Boston Breakers struggle with wind in 0-0 tie
(By Paul Tenorio, The Washington Post)

Windy conditions postpone crew events
(The Washington Post)

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STYLE
Despite deep themes, only the surface is explored
Is beat poet Allen Ginsberg's photography collection enough to make it great work? Debatable, just like Ginsberg's larger legacy, poetic, musical, intellectual and cultural.
(By Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post)

Truth in ticketing: How concert fees add up
(By Chris Richards, The Washington Post)

As Mahler's death centenary nears, a string of recordings pays tribute
(By Mark J. Estren, The Washington Post)

Garcia lands a rare role: Starring in the little movie that could
(By John Horn, The Washington Post)

"So you left your phone number, right?"
Akofa Dogbatse & Darren Allen
(By Ellen McCarthy, The Washington Post)

More Style


Questioning suspected terrorists
IT HAS BECOME accepted wisdom that the United States is engaged in an unconventional war against terrorist forces. Yet the Obama administration's response to attempted acts of domestic terrorism has been consistently conventional: Suspects are apprehended, perhaps questioned under a public-safety...
(The Washington Post)

Corporate money in politics
How Congress should, and shouldn't, respond to the Supreme Court's decision
(The Washington Post)