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Jan 22, 2012

NYT Global Update: Protests Shake Libya's Interim Government

Global Update




TOP NEWS

Protests Shake Libya's Interim Government

By LIAM STACK
Protesters ransacked official offices in Benghazi, forcing one top leader to resign and another to warn that the country stood on the edge of violence.

Greek Talks Stumble Over Interest Rates

By LANDON THOMAS Jr.
In talks over restructuring Greece's debt, international agencies want to keep rates near 3 percent, but Greece's creditors want more.

Bracing for a Bitter Fight, G.O.P. Moves On to Florida

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
A reshaped Republican presidential primary race began anew as the party's establishment confronted the increasing possibility that Newt Gingrich could be its nominee.
Business

Video: The iPhone Economy

Apple's iPhone is a model of American ingenuity, but most of its components are manufactured somewhere else. The decline of manufacturing led to the loss of other kinds of jobs.
Opinion

Opinionator | Disunion

The Fog of War

By AARON ASTOR
How the Battle of Mill Springs changed the course of the Civil War in the Western Theater.
WORLD

Chávez Gets Bluster Back and Reclaims the Spotlight

By WILLIAM NEUMAN
After a year of cancer treatment and facing a tough re-election campaign, President Hugo Chávez is trying to show he is still the dominant figure in Venezuelan politics.

Islamists Win 70% of Seats in the Egyptian Parliament

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
An official tally shows the deep cultural conservatism of the Egyptian public.

In Syrian City, a Calm That Few Expect to Last

By KAREEM FAHIM
Zabadani, known for fruit trees and summer tourists, has also recently drawn attention as a surprise stronghold for opponents of President Bashar al-Assad.
BUSINESS
The iEconomy

How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

By CHARLES DUHIGG and KEITH BRADSHER
Apple once bragged that its products were made in America. But it has since shifted its immense manufacturing work overseas, posing questions about what corporate America owes Americans.

In a Romney Believer, Private Equity's Risks and Rewards

By JULIE CRESWELL
The merits of private equity firms, like Marc J. Leder's Sun Capital, have come into question again because of Mitt Romney's time at the firm Bain Capital.

Wrenching the Globe Into a New Economic Orbit

By CHRYSTIA FREELAND | REUTERS
As the world economy is being reshaped by the technology revolution and globalization, the resulting transformation is creating two new gilded ages: one in the West and one in developing nations.
TECHNOLOGY
Prototype

From One Tragedy, Tools to Fight the Next

By NICOLE LAPORTE
The tsunami in Japan last year is spurring innovations like a mini-ark called "Noah" and a 3-D emergency communication system.
Digital Domain

Trying to Nudge Drowsy Drivers

By RANDALL STROSS
Lane-keeping technology, soon to be available in more cars, is intended to keep vehicles from drifting across lane markers, but it is suited only for certain road conditions.

A Clash of Media Worlds (and Generations)

By AMY CHOZICK
At times, the debate over antipiracy legislation has looked like a food fight, but maybe it's a watershed.
SPORTS

Clijsters Wins Rematch of 2011 Final

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
Li Na failed to capitalize on the ankle injury that left Kim Clijsters wincing in pain in the seventh game of the opening set.

The Collectivist Spirit Rises in Europe

By ROB HUGHES
Extreme wealth has proved to go a long way in buying the biggest prizes in European soccer, but try telling that to Borussia Mönchengladbach and Norwich City.

For Indian Cricket Team, Failure Takes Many Forms

By HUW RICHARDS
A year ago, India was on top of the world rankings for five-day tests. Now, its overseas tours seem like exercises in futility.
U.S. NEWS

Obama to Draw an Economic Line in State of the Union

By JACKIE CALMES
President Obama will use his election-year address to argue that it is the role of government to promote a prosperous and equitable society, setting a stark contrast between parties.

Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary, Upending G.O.P. Race

By JIM RUTENBERG
Newt Gingrich's showing brought to the fore questions about whether Mitt Romney, presumed the front-runner, could win over conservatives, Tea Party supporters and evangelical Christians.

Joe Paterno, Longtime Penn State Coach, Dies at 85

By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Paterno became the face of Penn State and a symbol of integrity in collegiate athletics only to be fired during the 2011 season amid a child sexual-abuse scandal.
OPINION
Editorial

Rejected in Tucson

John Huppenthal, the Arizona school superintendent, forced Tucson to dismantle its much-needed Mexican-American studies program.
Editorial

Friends of Angelo, Part 2

The House Ethics Committee should thoroughly investigate four lawmakers for receiving special mortgage loans from Countrywide Financial.
Editorial

The Affirmative Action War Goes On

The push by Republican politicians and conservative justices to eliminate efforts to ensure diversity on campuses is squarely at odds with America's racial history.

ABC News Australia | Business: Warning to traders after hackers target shares


Top Stories


Classy Federer ends Tomic's run

Bernard Tomic says he'll soon be capable of beating the big four, after Roger Federer crushed his Australian Open dream in straight sets last night.
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The Drum


Uncertain times for the economy and your super

Lost money on your super last year?
After two decades of profoundly positive economic conditions, the tides of global macro-economics may finally be aligning against Australia.
Perhaps it's time to examine your super portfolio. Perhaps 'balanced' is not that balanced after all.
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Australia


Australia running on 3-speed economy

New research shows the Reserve Bank is faced with an economy that is running at three different speeds, with resource-rich WA the standout.
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Business


Warning to traders after hackers target shares

Australia's corporate regulator issues an urgent warning to online share traders to upgrade their security after hackers broke into some accounts.
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Politics


Gillard accused of tearing up PM contract

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says Julia Gillard has torn up the contract that made her Prime Minister by breaking a deal on pokies reform.
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Anger mounts over pokies back down: Financial and Forex Info News | The Australian Capital Circle





Anger mounts over pokies back down
 
Julia Gillard's decision to water down her poker machine reform deal has caused independent MP Andrew Wilkie to withdraw his support.

First off: Mr Wilkie has warned Labor will pay a high price for its pokies reform betrayal, vowing to pursue "warmer" relations with the Coalition, to vote against key budget measures and even to bring down the government if it acts improperly (report).
Speaking out: Embattled Labor MP Craig Thomson has weighed into the poker machine debate in an opinion piece here. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon says it's a matter of trust here.
Labor MPs have been sent a comprehensive list of talking points by CCT, the secretive caucus communications team, to counter attacks by the opposition and Mr Wilkie over the poker machine back down. The Australian Online will publish the cheat sheet later this morning.
Julia Gillard is in Canberra. The Prime Minister has a range of meetings today. She penned an opinion piece in The Australian today on Australia's economic outlook, writing : "IN a world facing uncertain economic prospects, Australians can face the future with confidence and optimism. Our growth will be solid this year, in stark contrast with the picture in Europe and the US." The PM also spoke to Radio National this morning about her watered down poker machine deal. She said it was "very clear" there wasn't sufficient support in the House of Representatives for mandatory pre-commitment and rejected suggestions she couldn't be trusted. "Government is about getting things done, it's about acting," she said, adding that Mr Wilkie would
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Peter Brent
Peter Brent
 
Snowflake in hell
Over the years 1927 to 1929, a Royal Commission was held into the Australian Constitution. One item examined was the low rate of success of…
 
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Finance sector faces big squeeze: Financial and Forex Info | The Australian Business Briefing Update







Finance sector faces big squeeze
James Frost FINANCE is facing more serious issues than any other industry this year.
 
Woolies to slash Dick Smith
Phil Ayling WOOLWORTHS is likely to close up to 189 Dick Smith stores and increase efforts to develop an online strategy.
 
Gas glut puts hole in BHP's forecasts
Matt Chambers BHP Billiton's $US80 billion ($76bn) plans to build a giant US shale gas business are looking less attractive.
 
Dollar at 12-week high
THE dollar rose to its highest level in 12 weeks amid hopes Greece will reach a deal with its creditors and avoid default.
 
Fairfax 'should cut job numbers'
James Frost ANALYSTS and fund managers expect more job cuts at Fairfax Media as media companies continue to struggle.
 
APN takes stake in online start-up
Sally Jackson APN News & Media has joined with technology business incubator Pollenizer in two investments.
 
Quickflix set for online streaming
Mitchell Bingemann QUICKFLIX'S founder is betting 2012 will be the year when online streaming of TV and movies really takes off.
 
Telstra expected to sign NBN deal
Mitchell Bingemann TELSTRA could sign a key commercial agreement with the NBN Co as early as this week, paving the way for the telco giant to sign up customers to the $36 billion National Broadband Network.
 
Financial Markets
Dollar at 12-week high
THE dollar rose to its highest level in 12 weeks amid hopes Greece will reach a deal with its creditors and avoid default.
 
Finance sector faces big squeeze
Wall St's Dow powers higher
 
Financial Markets Coverage
 
Mining & Energy
Flanagan's first million was the hardest
Sarah-Jane Tasker ATLAS Iron boss David Flanagan suffered plenty of sleepless nights creating an iron ore miner.
 
Gas glut puts hole in BHP's forecasts
German move clouds solar outlook
 
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