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Feb 28, 2012

NYT Presidetial Primary Alert: Romney Wins Michigan Primary

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The New York Times
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 --

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

Mitt Romney has narrowly won the Republican presidential primary in Michigan, deflecting a powerful challenge from Rick Santorum and boosting his hopes of becoming the Republican nominee.

Only weeks ago, Mr. Romney had viewed his home state of Michigan as a firewall against his rivals, an important battleground state where his background and his message would carry the day.

That changed dramatically in the wake of victories by Mr. Santorum in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota earlier this month. Within days, Mr. Santorum surged to a double-digit lead in Michigan.

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NYT Alert On Presidential Primary: Romney Wins Arizona; Locked in Tight Race in Michigan

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Romney Wins Arizona; Locked in Tight Race in Michigan

Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Arizona, based on preliminary exit polling, but is locked in a tight battle with Rick Santorum in Michigan, a crucial electoral battleground where Mr. Romney’s hometown advantage has all but evaporated.

Mr. Romney’s victory in Arizona will earn him 29 delegates, extending the lead he already enjoys over his rivals. The win comes after his rivals largely conceded that Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, would take the border state.

But Michigan has been a much tougher challenge for Mr. Romney, who was raised in the state and whose father served as the state’s governor. Exit polls and early returns showed Mr. Santorum mounting a fierce challenge to Mr. Romney in a state that was not expected to be close just weeks ago.

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Mitt Romney wins Arizona Republican primary

By Robert Schroeder 
DEARBORN, Mich. (MarketWatch) -- Mitt Romney won Arizona's Republican primary on Tuesday, notching a contest he was widely expected to win. Romney beat former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul in Arizona, adding the winner-take-all state's 29 delegates to his column. Michigan's Republican primary was too close to call as of about 9 p.m. Eastern.

Financial and Forex Info News | The Australian Business Briefing Update: Telstra defends NBN pricing

12:51:45 EST 2012

Telstra defends NBN pricing
Mitchell Bingemann TELSTRA has defended its National Broadband Network (NBN) pricing plans, arguing that they are "good value" for consumers.

Cautious consumers hit Harvey
Gavin Lower HARVEY Norman shares tumbled after it reported a 2 per cent fall in profit that Gerry Harvey partly ascribed to prudent consumers.

Dollar rises above $US1.08
THE Australian dollar rose above $US1.08 after official data showed surprisingly weak construction activity.

Seven reports fall in first half profit
SEVEN Group Holdings has reported a steep decline in first half net profit as it wrote down the value of its media investments.

Target MD to review Billabong
Rebecca Thurlow BILLABONG has hired former Target Australia MD Launa Inman to review its retail strategy, after rejecting TPG's takeover offer.

Ganellen buys Kell assets
Lisa Allen SYDNEY construction company Ganellen has acquired the Kell and Rigby assets from the failed builder's administrators.

Keep off the grass: Keating to Packer
Damon Kitney FORMER prime minister Paul Keating has urged Crown to negotiate with Lend Lease over its plans for a casino hotel at Barangaroo

$3bn debt-trigger decision near
Katy Burne A GROUP of international bankers is deciding if Greece's debt restructuring could trigger a $3bn credit-default swap payout.

Financial Markets

Stocks up 0.7pc after Dow rally
Sarah Turner SHARES built on opening gains this afternoon after retail sales picked up and Wall Street rose to heights not seen for four years.

Dollar rises above $US1.08
Sharemarket stages strong open

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Mining & Energy

Resources boost Worley profit
WORLEYPARSONS' first-half profit rose 18 per cent due to growth in resources sectors in Australia, Canada and the US.

Power firms face $4bn carbon slug
Profit down but Atlas on target

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2012-02-29 12:30:00.0 Countplus 2012 Half Year Results ...
2012-02-29 12:28:38.0 Stocks up 0.7pc after Dow rally
2012-02-29 12:24:31.0 Construction down 4.6pc
2012-02-29 12:18:35.0 Sniff of improvement at recruiters
2012-02-29 12:17:44.0 Dollar rises above $US1.08
2012-02-29 11:50:25.0 Retail sales creep up
2012-02-29 11:48:13.0 Orica reveals $90mn Kooragang hit
2012-02-29 11:30:14.0 Cautious consumers hit Harvey
2012-02-29 11:23:57.0 Mechanics of the big debt swap
2012-02-29 11:16:43.0 Macquarie Atlas losses deepen
2012-02-29 11:16:25.0 Ganellen buys Kell assets
2012-02-29 11:13:04.0 Ogilvy wins Vodafone account
2012-02-29 11:03:43.0 Government to simplify indirect tax system
2012-02-29 11:00:00.0 Macquarie Atlas Roads Half Year R...
2012-02-29 10:59:29.0 Sharemarket opens higher on Wall St leads

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