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Sep 25, 2011

No rogue traders, only rogue banks : Business | The Washington Post Today's Headlines

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TODAY'S HEADLINES
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Obama campaign targets minorities, core liberals
President’s team looks to expand support from ethnic groups, other traditional Democratic voters.
(By Peter Wallsten)

Medvedev to step aside for Putin
Russian leaders intend to swap jobs, putting the country on an authoritarian path for years to come.
(By Will Englund and Kathy Lally)

Euro-zone leaders feel pressure
At the IMF meeting, the United States warns of “catastrophic risk” and China makes it personal.
(By Howard Schneider and Ylan Q. Mui)

Parents wrestle with rear-facing carseat advice
Parents say they’re going to have a tough time complying with a recent recommendation to keep children in rear-facing carseats until at least age 2.
(By Katherine Shaver)

80 arrested as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest of bank bailouts, mortgage crisis marches in NYC
NEW YORK — About 80 people have been arrested as demonstrators who were camped out near the New York Stock Exchange marched through lower Manhattan.
(By Associated Press)

NATION
Obama faces hurdles in aiding Arab Spring countries
The Obama administration has promised to help emerging democracies in the Middle East. But Congress has been wary, and critics say the effort is moving too slowly.
( by Mary Beth Sheridan , The Washington Post)

Autism benefits could be at risk
Provision in federal health overhaul law could put state-required autism benefits in jeopardy.
( by Phil Galewitz , The Washington Post)

Fruit company fights charges of salmonella contamination
The fruit company’s challenge of the FDA and Oregon health officials regarding its cantaloupe could have an impact on how authorities investigate and try to contain foodborne illnesses.
( by Brandon Questerand Tarryn Mento , The Washington Post)



METRO
Cicely Angleton dies
Cicely Angleton, 89, a poet and history scholar who was the wife of a former CIA director of counterintelligence, James J. Angleton, died Sept. 23 at her home in Great Falls.
(, The Washington Post)

D.C. police investigate slaying
Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Northeast Washington on Saturday afternoon.
( By Avis Thomas-Lester , The Washington Post)

More ‘non-signers’ enroll at Gallaudet
Gallaudet University, a longtime haven for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, is enrolling more undergraduates who have no experience with deaf culture.
( by Daniel de Vise , The Washington Post)

Metro’s single-tracking tests riders
The resilience of Metro riders — both area residents and visitors — was put to the test on Saturday as the system ran trains on a single track through the heart of the District.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Autumnal equinox is about rain, not sun
Almost every hour , the National Weather Service station at Reagan National Airport reported fog and mist. With rain, light rain and drizzle. And a bit of overcast.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)


POLITICS
Romney, Perry make a dash for donor cash
With three debates behind them, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney embarked this weekend on a mad dash for campaign cash.
( by Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen , The Washington Post)

Obama campaign targets minorities, core liberals
President’s team looks to expand support from ethnic groups, other traditional Democratic voters.
( by Peter Wallsten , The Washington Post)

D.C. ends contracts with outside lobbyists
The city ends contracts after paying two companies more than $300,000 for their services in the last two years.
( by Ben Pershing , The Washington Post)

Cain wins Fla. straw poll
Businessman Herman Cain won the Florida GOP presidential straw poll in a major surprise on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
( by Perry Bacon Jr. , The Washington Post)

Records illuminate Allen’s energy connections
Financial forms, campaign records and George Allen’s staff show how close the former governor and senator has become to the energy industry since he lost his Senate seat in 2006.
( by Anita Kumar , The Washington Post)


STYLE
Grading ‘Playboy Club,’ ‘2 Broke Girls’
In one the bunnies look bored, and in the other we get a weak revamp of “The Odd Couple.”
(, The Washington Post)

Mixed signals toward the ex-wife
He calls the ex-wife a “lying, cheating [expletive].” But then he hugs her when they meet, and they’re Facebook friends. What’s the current wife to think?
(, The Washington Post)

Where faith runs deep, very deep
In Peru’s Colca Valley, the Spanish are gone but their churches stand.
( by Rebecca Dalzell Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)

Details: Hotel Normandy
The Hotel Normandy, a hidden gem in Northwest D.C.
(, The Washington Post)

National Book Festival’s scavenger hunt ends
National Book Festival’s scavenger hunt ends Sunday, but KidsPost readers can still participate.
(, The Washington Post)


SPORTS
TV and radio listings for Sept. 25

(, The Washington Post)

Darby lifts Hoyas to victory
Scott Darby threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another, and the Georgetown defense played strong in a 52-28 win over Marist.
( From news servicesand staff reports , The Washington Post)

O’s keep Verlander from win No. 25
Matt Angle gets it started with a home run in the first inning and adds a bunt in the ninth to plate the winning run against the Tigers.
( by Dan Connolly , The Washington Post)

Brilliant De Rosario lifts United
Dwayne De Rosario nets a hat trick and an assist in the first 31 minutes of a 4-1 win over Real Salt Lake as D.C. United stops MLS’s hottest team.
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post)

Virginia has QB quandary after loss
David Watford replaces an injured and ineffective Michael Rocco at quarterback, but is unable to rally Virginia against Southern Miss.
( by Steve Yanda , The Washington Post)


WORLD
In postwar Iraq, housing still scarce
With homes in short supply, prices are booming, and ordinary Iraqis find themselves left out.
( by Annie Gowen , The Washington Post)

Yemen leader’s return fans tensions
An influential general blasts Saleh’s tactics as new assaults kill at least 40 and injure scores nationwide.
( by Sudarsan Raghavan , The Washington Post)

Abbas stalls bid to renew talks
Leader signals he will nix any U.N. plan that disregards Palestinian conditions for resuming negotiations.
( by Amy Teibel and Mohammed Daraghmeh , The Washington Post)

Obama faces hurdles in aiding Arab Spring countries
The Obama administration has promised to help emerging democracies in the Middle East. But Congress has been wary, and critics say the effort is moving too slowly.
( by Mary Beth Sheridan , The Washington Post)

Medvedev to step aside for Putin
Russian leaders intend to swap jobs, putting the country on an authoritarian path for years to come.
( by Will Englund and Kathy Lally , The Washington Post)


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Ask Boswell
Sports Columnist Tom Boswell will take your questions about baseball, the Redskins, the Wizards and more.
(, vForum)

ComPost Live with Alexandra Petri
The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
(, vForum)

Opinion Focus with Eugene Robinson
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson discusses his recent columns and the latest news in a live Q&A.
(, vForum)

Debt Ceiling drama: Why Jonathan Capehart thinks your voice needs to be heard
In his Post-Partisan blog post today, Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart said that "Folks should be marching on the Capitol" in protest of the way the debt issue is being handled. Do you agree?
(, vForum)

Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron
Gene Weingarten takes polls and chats about his recent columns.
(, vForum)


EDITORIAL
Obama in retreat
A bold Middle East stance gave way to stagnation.
(, The Washington Post)

What if there were no euro?
Would Europe have avoided financial crisis?
(, The Washington Post)

What Obama needs
More women on his staff would be smart.
(, The Washington Post)

Bulova for Fairfax
In a county of 1.1 million people, a strong, calm leader.
( by Editorial , The Washington Post)

Drone Dependence
Unmanned aircraft are a useful but not sufficient tool in the war against al-Qaeda.
( by Editorial , The Washington Post)


BUSINESS
Tysons Corner: The building of an American city
Fairfax officials imagine this onetime rural crossroads as a “walkable, sustainable, urban center.”
( by Jonathan O'Connell Capital Business Staff Writer , The Washington Post)

No rogue traders, only rogue banks
If your business involves the use of leveraged capital for speculation by your employees, then it is your job to know which, if any, of your people are not competent.
(, The Washington Post)

Euro-zone leaders feel pressure
At the IMF meeting, the United States warns of “catastrophic risk” and China makes it personal.
( by Howard Schneider and Ylan Q. Mui , The Washington Post)

Hewlett-Packard, soap opera star
Yes, government can be inefficient and silly. But so can the private sector. Just look at Hewlett-Packard, once the heart and soul of Silicon Valley.
(, The Washington Post)

Picky about dining options? New app listens.
Based on your preferences for restaurants and bars, the Alfred app will offer suggestions, even taking into account time of day and location.
(, The Washington Post)

NYT Today´s Headlines: IMF Has Taken 'Positive Steps' on Euro Zone-Treasury Minister



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TOP NEWS
 

Putin Once More Moves to Assume Top Job in Russia

By ELLEN BARRY
The current president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, will take Vladimir V. Putin's place as prime minister after presidential elections in March, which Mr. Putin is assured of winning.

Small Donors Are Slow to Return to the Obama Fold

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
The frustration and disillusionment that have dragged down Mr. Obama's approval ratings have crept into the ranks of Mr. Obama's vaunted small-donor army.

A Brutal Afghan Clan Bedevils the U.S.

By MARK MAZZETTI, SCOTT SHANE and ALISSA J. RUBIN
The members of the Haqqani network are the Sopranos of the Afghanistan war, and officials are losing faith that anything can be done to stop them.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"They decided between themselves who will hold which job. It's like a swap in chess - my bishop for your rook. "
IVAN V. CHAIKIN, a Russian musing on President Dmitri A. Medvedev's decision to step aside so that Vladimir V. Putin could become president again.

Business

Video: Getting By, U.S.A.

Warroad, Minn., is dominated by the factory of Marvin Windows & Doors. The company has refused to lay off workers since the economic crisis began. Now it is getting ready for a worsening economy.
Opinion
One Dark Night in My Neighborhood
Opinionator | Townies

One Dark Night in My Neighborhood

On a familiar street, on a night like any other, something strange happened.
WORLD

Economic Reforms Likely to Continue Under Putin

By ANDREW E. KRAMER
Russia has already embarked on reforms under President Dmitri A. Medvedev to diversify away from oil dependence and foster a high-technology sector.

Russians See Shift in Power as Business as Usual

By SETH MYDANS
Both Muscovites and people in surrounding villages seemed to share a fatalism about Vladimir V. Putin's planned return to the presidency.

Violence Surges in Yemen Despite Call for Cease-Fire

By LAURA KASINOF
A day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Yemen, his forces escalated attacks on the opposition, leaving more than 40 people dead in the capital.
U.S.

Stalking the Biggest Star in Hollywood: Its Sign

By ADAM NAGOURNEY
More are finding their way to the Hollywood landmark. Annoyed residents respond: We want to be alone.

In Arizona, Complaints That an Accent Can Hinder a Teacher's Career

By MARC LACEY
A federal investigation of possible civil rights violations prompted the state to call off its accent police.

Vermont Town Shaken by a Co-op Killing

By ABBY GOODNOUGH
A shooting death in Brattleboro, a magnet for artists, hippies and healers, was unusual enough. But murder in the member-owned grocery store was beyond reckoning.
POLITICS

Perry and Romney Set Clear Lines of Attack

By JEFF ZELENY and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
The animosity between Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney has deepened as they compete for contributors and endorsements.

Stance on Immigration May Hurt Perry Early On

By TRIP GABRIEL
For Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the issue of immigration could be treacherous in early-nominating states that have few Hispanics.

Shutdown Closer as Senate Blocks Spending Bill

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
The Senate rejected a stopgap spending bill, less than twelve hours after the House's Republican leaders had forced it through on their second try.
BUSINESS

Europe Seeks to Ratchet Up Effort on Debt

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
Under global pressure, European leaders are working to intensify their response to the Continent's debt problems.

Mme. Lagarde Goes to Washington

By LIZ ALDERMAN
Christine Lagarde, the former French finance minister, has become independent since taking over as chief of the International Monetary Fund, which met Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Worried Greeks Fear Collapse of Middle Class Welfare State

By RACHEL DONADIO
While European leaders hold abstract talks about a potential Greek default, the country's middle class is contending with raised taxes and cuts to salaries and pensions.
TECHNOLOGY
Novelties

Robots Extract Coolant From Old Refrigerators

By ANNE EISENBERG
A few American companies are using ingenious robotic systems to squeeze out almost all of the harmful coolant in refrigerators that are headed for the landfill.

Mexico Turns to Social Media for Information and Survival

By DAMIEN CAVE
Social media has become a necessity in Mexico, with a mission far different from that of the Arab revolutions - here, it is deployed for local survival.

When Your Therapist Is Only a Click Away

By JAN HOFFMAN
Video conferencing has become a popular way for therapists to reach patients, but opportunities for exploitation, especially by those with sketchy credentials, are rife.
SPORTS

After Cancer, an Ex-Prodigy Was Undrafted but Unbowed

By SAM BORDEN
The Giants rookie free-agent linebacker Mark Herzlich battled cancer and then doubts about his ability to play in the N.F.L.

N.F.L. Sees Signs That Players Think Before They Hit

By JUDY BATTISTA
N.F.L. officials said that defenders seem to be passing up jarring and dangerous hits in favor of the safer lower hits to the body.
Yankees 9, Red Sox 1

Yankees Kick Red Sox When They Are Down

By BILL FINLEY
The Yankees got six shutout innings from Freddy Garcia, and Jesus Montero homered and drove in four runs as they sent Boston to its 17th loss in 22 games.
ARTS

A 'God' With Baton vs. the Met's Mortal Needs

By DANIEL J. WAKIN
Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, is in a sticky situation when it comes to the ailing James Levine, the ensemble's music director.
Dance Review

Pop God Dives Into World of Ballet

By ALASTAIR MACAULAY
The New York City Ballet's gala on Thursday introduced Paul McCartney's "Ocean's Kingdom" at the David Koch H. Theater.
Exhibition Review

Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being

By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
'Think," the interactive exhibition sponsored by I.B.M. at Lincoln Center, celebrates the company's centennial as well as promotes its focus on information collection and analysis.
NEW YORK / REGION
In the Family

Three Generations Under One Roof

By SARAH KRAMER
In a converted apartment building in Chinatown, five adults and seven children blend traditional values and rituals with modern roles and responsibilities.

Mad for Metro-North, a Rail Rider Is on a Mission

By MICHAEL MALONE
Emily Moser's efforts to photograph the stations on the Harlem line have grown into a mission to document all the stations in network.
Sweat

Tribute in White for Cricket Patriarch

By COREY KILGANNON
Cricket enthusiasts in New York's immigrant communities mourned Jerry Kishun, an umpire, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident this month.
MAGAZINE

The Surreal Ruins of Qaddafi's Never-Never Land

By ROBERT F. WORTH
Among the dead and the smoldering earth, Libyans struggle to escape their country's twisted history.

Billy Beane of 'Moneyball' Has Given Up on His Own Hollywood Ending

By ADAM STERNBERGH
If there's ever a sequel to the movie, it probably won't have anything to do with baseball.

The War on Insider Trading: Market-Beaters Beware

By ROGER LOWENSTEIN
In the crackdown on insider trading, the ambiguity of the law is an asset - and anyone who consistently beats the market is a suspect.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

The Solyndra 'Panic'

One solar company's failure should not deter robust public investments in clean energy.
Editorial

President Obama's Medicare Proposals

Obama's Medicare plan is a good starting point that can be modified in either direction: increase savings or protect vulnerable beneficiaries.
Editorial

Tampering With the Electoral College

Pennsylvania Republicans propose changing the state's voting system for partisan advantage.
SUNDAY REVIEW
Opinion

A Son Returns to the Agony of Somalia

By K'NAAN
I hoped to help shine the light of celebrity into the darkness of Somalia, my starving homeland.
Op-Ed Columnist

Fed Up With the Author of 'Fed Up!'?

By MAUREEN DOWD
Mitt Romney shows the real value of inauthenticity.
Op-Ed Columnist

Justice After Troy Davis

By ROSS DOUTHAT
Abolishing the death penalty won't fix the criminal justice system.
ON THIS DAY
On Sept. 25, 1957, with 300 United States Army troops standing guard, nine black children were escorted to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, days after unruly white crowds had forced them to withdraw.

NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS: Lunch Catered by Internet Middlemen



Alert Name: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINA
September 25, 2011 Compiled: 1:39 AM

TECHNOLOGY / INTERNET

At cater2.me, sales of street food to office workers in San Francisco proves that the Internet hasn’t eliminated the middleman after all.