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Apr 24, 2012

Romney wins New York Primary, Sweeping Five States: The Washington Post | News Alert

The Washington Post

NEWS ALERT


In an energetic speech in New Hampshire after winning Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania, Romney stakes his claim as the Republican nominee.


Romney goes five for five with New York primary victory


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http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-says-better-america-begins-tonight/2012/04/24/gIQAnTpbfT_story.html

Romney claims fourth victory of night in Pennsylvania primary: The Washington Post | News Alert

The Washington Post
NEWS ALERT


After earlier victories in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, Romney added the Pennsylvania primary, according to the Associated Press. As the results were announced, Romney claimed the mantle of Republican Party leader Tuesday night in a speech in New Hampshire. “Hold on a little longer," Romney said. "A better America begins tonight.”


Romney claims fourth victory of night in Pennsylvania primary


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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/mitt-romney-on-cusp-of-gop-nod-to-tell-voters-a-better-america-begins-tonight/2012/04/24/gIQAeosOfT_blog.html

Financial and Forex Info news | The Australian Capital Circle:




Lest we forget
 
Australians will today remember the sacrifice of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, and in all subsequent wars.

First off: Across the country, tens of thousands of Australians have gathered at dawn services to remember. Services will continue through the day as people remember events 97 years ago.
Julia Gillard is in Turkey and will attend the dawn service at Anzac Cove at Gallipoli, along with thousands of other Australians. She'll also deliver a speech at the Lone Pine Cemetery later today, during which Prime Minister will describe the ill-fated campaign as "240 days of hell" and acknowledge the role of the 1915 landing at Anzac Cove in forming our national character (The Australian) ( Advertiser) (SMH).
Tony Abbott attended the dawn service in Sydney's Martin Place, alongside Premier Barry O'Farrell, Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare and NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson. He laid a wreath during the service. The Opposition Leader will attend the main service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, which is due to start at 10am.
Coverage of the services in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane starts here. The Australian has rolling coverage, features, galleries and special reports on Anzac Day in a special section here, including Read more...
 
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Peter Brent
Peter Brent
 
A matter of self esteem
Since Saturday morning’s News Ltd tabloid headlines, folks dying for that early election have had a slight spring in their step. That’s not…
 
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From THe Desk Of Nick Nicolaas - Mining Interactive: Mawson Provides Darwin Resources Corp. Listing Update




April 24, 2012

MAWSON RESOURCES LTD.
TSX - MAW; Frankfurt - MRY (WKN# A0B 8YJ); Pinksheets - MWSNF
UPDATE ON LISTING OF THE COMMON SHARES OF
DARWIN RESOURCES CORP
.

Read Full Mawson Press Release Here
 
 
We are getting close to finalizing the Mawson Plan of Arrangement and Darwin Resources (see 2-page Summary here) should be trading soon after April 30, 2012 therefore:
Stay Tuned - - while awaiting the Truth Machine and as the Mawson Story continues to excite!!!

Regards from Amsterdam,
Nick L. Nicolaas
Mining Interactive "Ahead of the Pack"
  

For more MAWSON information contact
Mining Interactive Corp.
Donna Werbes
(778) 968-1623
donna@mininginteractive.com

or
Nick L. Nicolaas
(604) 657-4058
nick@mininginteractive.com

NYT Global Update: Ukraine's Jailed Ex-Premier Goes on Hunger Strike



TOP NEWS

Hints of Collusion Between News Corp. and British Minister

By JOHN F. BURNS and ALAN COWELL
Evidence presented at an inquiry suggested that the culture minister, or an aide claiming to speak for him, worked covertly to help win approval for a takeover of the BSkyB network.
The New Islamists

In Egypt Race, Battle Is Joined on Islam's Role

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Two leading presidential candidates, Mohamed Morsi and Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, differ on religion's place in Egypt.

As China Official Rose, His Family's Wealth Grew

By DAVID BARBOZA
In the last decade, before Bo Xilai's downfall, his family, including his and his wife's siblings, quietly amassed a fortune estimated at more than $160 million.
Multimedia

Video: TimesCast

A former aide to John Edwards is now the prosecution's star witness against him; Europe's deep spending cuts cause concern over economic growth.
Opinion

Latitude | Viewfinder

Le Pen Pricks

By DANIEL POLITI
Though Marine Le Pen, the far right's candidate, won't make it to the run-off in the French presidential election, she was the first round's big winner.
WORLD

Ukraine's Jailed Ex-Premier Goes on Hunger Strike

By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Yulia V. Tymoshenko declared a hunger strike after what she said was an assault by prison guards that left her black and blue.

Putin Says He Will Resign as Leader of United Russia Party

By ELLEN BARRY
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin stepped down as chairman of United Russia, a post he has held since 2008, handing the parliamentary majority to his protégé, President Dmitri A. Medvedev.

Cost of Spain's Housing Bust Could Force a Bailout

By LANDON THOMAS Jr. and RAPHAEL MINDER
With a rising portion of Spain's $876 billion in home mortgages at risk of default, many economists say some of Spain's biggest banks will need a bailout.
BUSINESS

Change of Tone Could Help Google in European Antitrust Case

By JAMES KANTER
Joaquín Almunia, the European competition commissioner, has been open to a settlement with Google on claims it abused its dominance.

Greece Projects Deeper Economic Contraction

By REUTERS
The central bank said the economy would contract 5 percent this year, up from the 4.5 percent decline forecast just last month.
TECHNOLOGY
DealBook

Facebook's Profit Falls 12% Ahead of Expected Offering

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
Facebook's profit fell 12 percent in the first three months of the year, owing to a broad rise in expenses, the company disclosed in its latest amended prospectus.
Bits Blog

Why AT&T and Verizon Are Rooting for Windows Phones

By BRIAN X. CHEN
In recent weeks, AT&T has been hurling money at marketing Nokia's Lumia 900, and Verizon has revealed plans to promote Windows Phone 8, the next version of Microsoft's software.

AT&T Posts Strong Quarter, but Contract Growth Slows

By BRIAN X. CHEN
The nation's No. 2 cellphone carrier reported that net income in the first quarter rose to $3.6 billion, up from $3.4 billion in the year-ago period.
SPORTS

On Hold, Barring Good Doctors and Even Better Luck

By ROB HUGHES
Fabrice Muamba, who had a heart attack on the field, could be on a faster road to recovery than Giuseppe Rossi, who suffers from a typical sporting injury.

Big Sporting Events Find New Frontiers

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
The world's biggest sporting contests, like the soccer World Cup and the Olympics, are gravitating away from traditional sites like London and in the direction of emerging powers and economies.

Fighting to Keep World Sports a Fair Game

By ROB HUGHES
Authorities face a herculean task in the global fight against illegal sports betting and match-fixing.
U.S. NEWS

New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun

By MATT RICHTEL
Several clothing companies are building businesses around the rise in people carrying concealed weapons.

Former Edwards Aide Testifies About Effort to Hide Affair

By KIM SEVERSON
Andrew Young said that he and John Edwards had brainstormed about who might provide money to support Rielle Hunter, Mr. Edwards's mistress.

Resignation of Police Chief in Martin Case Is Rejected

By SERGE F. KOVALESKI and JENNIFER PRESTON
Bill Lee Jr., the police chief in Sanford, Fla., who sought to resign Monday after temporarily stepping aside following the shooting of Trayvon Martin, will stay on salary while the city searches for a new chief.
OPINION
Patrick Chappatte

Mitt Romney and the Republican Nomination

Mitt Romney is the likely Republican presidential candidate in the U.S. election.
Op-Ed Contributor

Helping Myanmar on the Road to Democracy

By VIJAY NAMBIAR
As the world views events in Myanmar with hope, the question should not be, "Can it hold?" It should be, "What can we do to help?"
Op-Ed Contributor

A Reset in Jewish Thinking

By STEPHEN ROBERT
The Jewish people must segue from victimhood to the moral and practical dictates of a major power.

The Washington Post | Technology News Alert: Apple profit nearly doubles, reflects robust demand for its products

The Washington Post

TECHNOLOGY NEWS ALERT

Apple profit almost doubled last quarter, reflecting robust demand for the iPhone in China as well as purchases of a new version of the iPad tablet. The earnings report could allay the concerns that fueled a 12 percent two-week slump in the stock.

Apple profit nearly doubles, reflects robust demand for its products


Read more at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/apple-profit-nearly-doubles-reflects-robust-demand-for-its-products/2012/04/24/gIQAB3lAfT_story.html

Financial And Forex Info News | Reuters - Daily Investor Update: Dow, S&P climb on earnings, Apple bruises Nasdaq

Reuters Election 2012 Daily round-up of the day's top news from the campaign trail, the White House and all the politics in between








Dow, S&P climb on earnings, Apple bruises Nasdaq
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and the S&P 500 rose on Tuesday after strong earnings and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M Co , but Apple's slide ahead of its results drove the Nasdaq down.



Home prices seeing some signs of stability
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The housing market is seeing hints of stabilization, with February home prices rising for the first time in 10 months, according to a survey on Tuesday, while a measure of consumer confidence last month fell more than expected.



Facebook deals may add week to IPO timing: source
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A recent acquisition spurt by Facebook Inc may add about a week to the social network's journey to public markets, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.


Protesters picket Wells Fargo meeting, six arrested
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Police in riot gear arrested six people on Tuesday as protesters with a huge inflated rat sought to disrupt a Wells Fargo & Co annual shareholder meeting to express anger over foreclosures, executive compensation and corporate taxes.


Wal-Mart's Castro-Wright quits MetLife board
(Reuters) - Embattled Wal-Mart vice chairman Eduardo Castro-Wright has resigned from the board of MetLife, the largest life insurer in the United States, the company said on Tuesday.



Wal-Mart creates global anti-bribery watchdog post
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that it has created a new global position to oversee compliance with a U.S. law that forbids bribes to foreign officials as it grapples with a bribery scandal that has led to more than $10 billion being cut from its market value.




Apple infringes on Motorola Mobility patent: ITC judge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc infringed on a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc patent in making its popular iPhones, iPads and other products, a judge for the International Trade Commission ruled on Tuesday.



MF Global judge OKs payout of up to $685 million
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday authorized the trustee liquidating MF Global Holdings Inc's brokerage unit to distribute as much as $685 million to customers whose accounts had been frozen when the futures brokerage went bankrupt.




U.S. charges ex-BP engineer obstructed spill probe
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A former BP Plc engineer was arrested and charged on Tuesday with intentionally destroying evidence related to how much oil was spilling from the company's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the U.S. Justice Department said.




AT&T profit up, helped by iPhone sales drop
NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, sending its stock up as much as 4 percent, as a decline in iPhone sales reduced the amount of cash it had to pay Apple Inc and boosted its margins.