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Oct 20, 2012

The New York Times (NYT) Today's Headlines -October 20, 2012-: Blast in Beirut Is Seen as an Extension of Syria's War

The New York Times
October 20, 2012

Today's Headlines



TOP NEWS

Blast in Beirut Is Seen as an Extension of Syria's War

By ANNE BARNARD
An explosion in a Christian section of Lebanon's capital killed an official viewed by Syria as an enemy and was the most provocative violence in Lebanon tied to the Syrian conflict.

Syrians Place Booby Traps in Rebel Guns

By C. J. CHIVERS
The Syrian government has salted the ammunition of antigovernment fighters with ordnance that explodes inside rebels' weapons, wounding or killing them while destroying their guns.
The Long Run

Romney as a Manager: Unhurried and Socratic

By MICHAEL BARBARO, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MICHAEL WINES.
A serial chief executive, Mitt Romney is steeped in management theory and eschews gut instincts, wading deeply into the kind of raw data that is usually left to junior aides.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"They wanted to get him, and they got him."
PAUL SALEM, analyst with the Carnegie Middle East Center, on the terror attack in Beirut that killed Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, the intelligence chief of Lebanon's internal security service.

Map Interactive Map

Testing the Swing States

What will happen in the undecided critical states? Try different scenarios and see the outcomes.
Opinion
Op-Ed Contributor

All My Mother's Stories

Is Elizabeth Warren really part American Indian? It doesn't matter.
POLITICS

Strategizing for the President, and Corporate Clients, Too

By ERIC LICHTBLAU and ERIC LIPTON
Even as he has pledged to curb the influence of special interests, President Obama relies on political operatives like Anita Dunn who also represent clients who seek to influence public policy.
The Caucus

Democratic Money Pours Into 'Super PACs'

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JO CRAVEN MCGINTY
Three leading Democratic "super PACs" raised more money in September than in any other month this election cycle, officials said, underscoring the growing willingness of wealthy Democrats to bankroll groups whose existence they had long opposed.

Jockeying Begins for Cabinet Positions With the Election Still Weeks Away

By PETER BAKER and ASHLEY PARKER
The subtle and not-so-subtle positioning for choice posts in the still-theoretical next administration has intensified, according to Democratic and Republican insiders.
BUSINESS

Shares Fall as Earnings Disappoint on Wall St.

By NATHANIEL POPPER
Investors were spooked on Friday by a growing number of pessimistic reports from corporate executives.
DealBook

A Secretary to a Salomon Is Accused of Embezzling

By PETER LATTMAN
The secretary for William R. Salomon, the former head of Salomon Brothers, has been accused of stealing nearly $2 million from her 98-year-old boss.

With 2 Big Deals Approaching, Rosneft Stands to Become a Global Oil Power

By ANDREW E. KRAMERand STANLEY REED
Two pending deals would bring more than half of Russia's oil industry under government control for the first time since the early 1990s and create a new player on the world stage.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

A World of Harm for Women

Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan promote an agenda that takes aim at international family planning and lifesaving care.
Editorial

The 'Perversion Files' Come to Light

The documents on the sexual abuse of boys by scout leaders expose a familiar pattern of secrecy and negligence.
Editorial Observer

In Wisconsin, Senate Candidates Shift Their Positions

By DAVID FIRESTONE
In a deeply divided swing state, former Gov. Tommy Thompson and Representative Tammy Baldwin have changed their minds on issues from health care to Iran.
ON THIS DAY
On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called Saturday Night Massacre, President Nixon abolished the office of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, accepted the resignation of Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and fired Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus.

NYT: Alert FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS -October 20, 2012-: Home Resales Retreat From a 2-Year High




Alert Name: FGC BOLSA- FGC FIN
October 20, 2012

In Virginia, a battleground state, President Obama told about 9,000 supporters that Mitt Romney would “turn back the clock” on women’s rights.

The data is a sign that the housing sector is a long way from a full recovery despite recent signs of improvement.