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Aug 31, 2012

NYT Gobal Update - August 31, 2012 -: U.S. May Place Group With Ties to Pakistan on Terror List

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
August 31, 2012

Global Update



TOP NEWS

U.S. May Place Group With Ties to Pakistan on Terror List

By ERIC SCHMITT
With a Congressional deadline looming, the Obama administration appears ready to designate the Haqqani network as a terrorist organization, risking a new breach in relations with Pakistan.

Fed Chairman Makes Case for New Steps to Spur Growth

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
Ben S. Bernanke delivered a detailed, forceful argument for further moves to aid the economy, reinforcing earlier indications that the Federal Reserve is on the verge of action.

Report on Iran Nuclear Work Puts Israel in a Box

By JODI RUDOREN and DAVID E. SANGER
An International Atomic Energy Agency report detailing Iran's ramped up nuclear capabilities may force Israel to strike Iran or concede it cannot act on its own, according to experts.
World

Video Feature: Watching Syria's War

A fighter jet went down on Thursday in Idlib Province, according to witnesses cited by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

The U.S. Should Still Talk to Russia

By MATTHEW ROJANSKY and NIKOLAS GVOSDEV
Bashing Russia without a negotiating strategy will do little to advance vital U.S. interests, including democracy and human rights.
WORLD

Iran Criticizes Egypt's New Leader Over Syria Comments

By THOMAS ERDBRINK
The move by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, came a day after President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt countered the Iranian stance on Syria and denounced the repression of the armed uprising there.

Threat to Syrian Civilians Is Growing, Officials Say

By KAREEM FAHIM and RICK GLADSTONE
Top United Nations officials attending a special Security Council session reported alarming new data on the severity of the crisis, including a doubling in the number of civilians who need emergency aid.
BUSINESS

Europe Pushes for Centralized Supervision of Banks

By JAMES KANTER
The European Commission insisted on Friday that the 6,000 banks in the euro zone should be supervised centrally as a bulwark against future financial crises.

Spain Approves Establishment of 'Bad Bank'

By RAPHAEL MINDER
The bank is expected to absorb the most troubled real estate assets of the country's financial institutions.

China and Germany Promise to Strengthen Ties

By DAVID BARBOZA
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany agreed with Chinese leaders to strengthen ties between the two countries. China also promised to invest more money in a struggling Europe.
TECHNOLOGY

Software Meant to Fight Crime Is Used to Spy on Dissidents

By NICOLE PERLROTH
Two researchers say an off-the-shelf computer program has been used to monitor and spy on dissidents in countries around the world.

Women Who Take Their Shopping Very 'Srsly'

By MEGAN ANGELO
Two young women have started a comedy Web site, Srsly, that features their tastes in shopping.

Chinese Dissident in Yahoo Case Is Freed After 10 Years

By DAVID BARBOZA
Wang Xiaoning had been convicted of state subversion based on evidence provided by the Internet company.
SPORTS

Stosur Advances, but Li Does Not

By LYNN ZINSER
Samantha Stosur, the defending champion, will move on to play Laura Robson of Britain, who now has beaten Li Na and Kim Clijsters at this United States Open.
On Tennis

Saying Goodbye on His Own Terms

By HARVEY ARATON
Some tennis players burn out, others fade away, and some, like Andy Roddick, get to choose how they retire, and when.

Back on Track: Restart Your Engines

By BRAD SPURGEON
After the longest summer break in recent years, Formula One restarts with a back-to-back farewell to Europe for the season: the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend and the Italian Grand Prix next weekend.
U.S. NEWS

For Gulf Casino, a Brief Lull in the Action

By KIM SEVERSON
The Gulf Coast casinos, vital to the region's economy, began reopening as the last effects of Hurricane Issac were still blowing outside.

Efforts to Relieve Dam Continue in Mississippi

By JOHN SCHWARTZ and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
If the Percy Quin Dam on Lake Tangipahoa fails, thousands of homes in southeastern Louisiana would be threatened.

Low-Profile Victims Hard-Hit on Gulf Coast

By KIM SEVERSON
In Mississippi, where Isaac killed a man trying to help a stranded driver, people are used to being overlooked during disasters.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

The Medicare Killers

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Paul Ryan's big lie in his convention speech was his claim that a Romney-Ryan administration would protect and strengthen Medicare.
Op-Ed Columnist

Party of Strivers

By DAVID BROOKS
The Republican Party unabashedly celebrates individual responsibility en route to material success, but our destinies are shaped by other forces.
Campaign Stops

The Attack Ad, Pompeii-Style

By PHILIP FREEMAN
Politics could be a dirty business, even in seaside Pompeii.

DealBook | DealB%K Afternoon Edition - August 31, 2012 -:: Presidential Policy vs. Fed Policy on Jobs



Friday, August 31, 2012
TOP STORY
Presidential Policy vs. Fed Policy on Jobs Who actually has the most power to create jobs today - the president, or the Fed chairman? The answer to that question tells us whether we now live in the age of democracy, or the age of the central bank.
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    Week in Review: Tracking the Deal Makers Outside of Tampa Barclays moved to restore its reputation by overhauling its culture. We explained the trouble with closed-end mutual funds that invest in start-ups and provided analysis of a deal that helped one of the nation's bigger regional banks catch up in capital. A look back on our reporting of last week's highs and lows in finance.
    Can Square Remain Hip? Excitement is building around the payments company, which just struck a deal with Starbucks. But it may be too early to anoint Square as the firm that will lead us into a cashless society.
    Deal Professor: The Life and Death of Delaware's Arbitration Experiment Steven M. Davidoff says that the federal court decision striking down the use of the Delaware Chancery Court for private arbitration is likely to be the end of an interesting experiment.
    Nomura's Failed Global Ambitions With Nomura announcing $1 billion in cost cuts on Friday, the Japanese firm formally and concretely revealed a retreat from the global financial player role it once sought.
    As Xstrata Shareholders Balk Over Deal, Activist Calls for Shakeup On Friday, the activist investor Knight Vinke reiterated it would vote against Glencore's current bid, adding that if the deal fell apart, it would push to overhaul the Xstrata board.
    BUZZ TRACKER
    American Airlines Parent to Open Books to U.S. Airways AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, agreed to open up its books to US Airways Group. The non-disclosure agreement could pave the way for US Airways to buy the bankrupt airline.
    LOOKING AHEAD
    In the United States Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, will participate on a panel on Saturday at the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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    Business Day Live: The Market for Real Estate Masterpieces
    Business Day Live: The Market for Real Estate Masterpieces How luxury real estate became a safe haven for wealth. | The burden of student debt, with no relief in sight. | Adding jobs, but with low pay and few prospects.

NYT politics - August 31, 2012 -: After a Gunslinger Cuts Loose, Romney Aides Take Cover

The New York Times

August 31, 2012

Politics



After a Gunslinger Cuts Loose, Romney Aides Take Cover

Clint Eastwood's rambling endorsement seemed to leave Mitt Romney's campaign advisers unsettled and displeased.
Mitt Romney said Americans had been patient with President Obama but could wait no longer for improvement.
News Analysis

Emotional Ties to Obama May be Central to the Election

The challenge for Mitt Romney may be that even Americans who are unhappy with President Obama remain personally attached to him.


More Politics

Mitt Romney, Paul D. Ryan and their families gathered onstage Thursday after Mr. Romney accepted the Republican nomination.

Romney Vows to Deliver Country From Economic Travails

Mitt Romney asked voters to consider whether their lives had improved over the last four years and urged them not to feel guilty about giving up on President Obama.
The Caucus

Obama to Visit Gulf Coast on Monday

Mitt Romney had announced earlier that he will tour the bayou region south of New Orleans today. President Obama will travel there on Monday.
A meeting of Restore Our Future, the super PAC that intends to spend more than $100 million to help Mitt Romney win the White House.

At Convention, Lines Blur for Party and 'Super PACs'

Over four days, the official and unofficial sides have all but merged into a unified conservative machine, mixing establishment and grass roots.
Carl Cameron, chief political correspondent for Fox News, has an enviable access to the Romney campaign, and a boundless enthusiasm for his job.

A Reporter Who's Part of the Story

Carl Cameron, chief political correspondent for Fox News, was one of the biggest stars at the Republican National Convention.
Police officers blocked protesters from marching towards their encampment known as

For Police and Protesters, a Quieter Convention

The lack of confrontations in Tampa this week was a far cry from the last few Republican conventions, which saw hundreds of arrests and dozens of lawsuits against the police.
Criticism from the Obama campaign could well be dismissed among voters as the usual stuff of politics.

Obama Team Sharpens Attacks on Rivals' Character

The Obama campaign has criticized many of Mitt Romney's statements as false and is now planning to turn up the volume.
The Party

Where the Elite Meet (Open Bar, Anyone?)

Wannabe hot spots have sprouted up across the grounds of the Republican convention this week, offering free massages, tight-fitting T-shirts and top-shelf java.
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC wades boldly into partisan waters.
The TV Watch

How MSNBC Became Fox's Liberal Evil Twin

MSNBC has pumped up its ratings by recasting itself as a left-leaning riposte to Fox News by offering counterprogramming, not coverage.

The Caucus

Romney's Performance Provided a Smooth Ending for G.O.P. Convention

Mitt Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention was the performance of someone who may not be a natural at politics, but had clearly spent time practicing for this appearance before the biggest audience of his life.

An Ex-Governor Slips By

Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota, walked through the convention hall, largely unnoticed.

Massachusetts Senator Supported by Both Sides of Abortion Debate

Senator Scott Brown, Republican of Massachusetts, is supported by the Republican Majority for Choice and Massachusetts Citizens for Life.

One More Rally Before Ryan and Romney Leave Florida

With his-and-his jets in the background now wrapped with campaign slogans and logos, Mitt Romney and Representative Paul D. Ryan waved goodbye to Florida on Friday morning,

D'Oh! Eastwood's Convention Speech Spawns Fake 'Simpsons' Meme

A humorous image, made to look like it came from an episode of "The Simpsons," overstates the predictive power of that satirical Fox cartoon series.

MarketWatch | Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall Street at Close Report - August 31, 2012 -

U.S. stocks rally on central-bank hopes U.S. stocks climb to a third month of gains that have largely priced in another round of easing by the Federal Reserve and policy action in Europe. 12 min ago

Biden slams Ryan for GM plant closing claims: CBS NEWS | Political Hotsheet Top Stories - August 31, 2012 -

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The vice president appeared at a GM assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio to dispute GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's charges
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Biden slams Ryan for GM plant closing claims

Romney: New GOP nominee, joined by Ryan, unveils theme upon departing Florida

Fact check: Mitt Romney's convention speech 12 million new jobs? Defense and Medicare cuts? An apology tour? Tax increases? Checking out Romney's convention claims

Romney: Time to put Obama behind us In speech peppered with personal anecdotes, Romney promises to restore the "promise of America"

Eastwood's convention surprise During a sometimes humorous, other times scathing ad-libbed speech, he sharply criticized the president