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Oct 21, 2012

ICE Futures U.S. -October 21, 2012-: Weekly Analysis of US Equity and Currency Markets




Nick McDonald of Trade With Precision presents a concise technical analysis of these markets for the week ahead, using the Russell 2000® index and the ICE US Dollar Index® as pivotal focuses.

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The New York Times | International Herald Tribune | Global Update -October 21, 2012-: Monday's Debate Puts Focus on Foreign Policy Clashes: times Global Update

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
October 21, 2012

Global Update



TOP NEWS
The Caucus

Monday's Debate Puts Focus on Foreign Policy Clashes

By DAVID E. SANGER
In the last of their three debates, President Obama and Mitt Romney will address issues ranging from Iran to the Afghan war to the unrest in the Arab world.

Cash Flood Fuels Fight to the End in Leaning States

By JEFF ZELENY
To earn enough electoral votes to win the election, Mitt Romney will likely have to wrest Wisconsin, Iowa or Ohio from President Obama, three Midwestern states that Mr. Obama is trying to protect.

Lebanese Protesters Beaten Back From Government Offices

By HWAIDA SAAD and ROBERT F. WORTH
Lebanese soldiers fired bullets into the air on Sunday as protesters attempted to enter government offices in Beirut, after an emotional funeral for victims of last week's car bombing.
World

Video: Dirty Tricks in Syria's Civil War

New York Times correspondent C.J. Chivers reports from Syria on government attempts to seed the black market with altered ammunition as an attempt to maim and kill rebel soldiers.
Sunday Review

News Analysis

The Debatable World

By DAVID E. SANGER
For Mitt Romney, America must again be the unchallenged power in the world. For President Obama, America must live in the moment, pre-eminent but not the sole power.
WORLD

U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks

By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER
Direct talks would be a first, but with Iran unwilling to talk until after the election, there is a risk that the apparent breakthrough is only an effort to buy time.

As Afghan Forces Kill, Trust Is Also a Casualty

By ALISSA J. RUBIN
The details of an insider shooting that happened Sept. 29 underscore the escalating distrust that surrounds interactions between American and Afghan troops.

Explosion Rocks Damascus Neighborhood

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The latest violence came on a day when President Bashar al-Assad of Syria discussed the civil war with Lakhdar Brahimi, the envoy representing the United Nations and the Arab League.
BUSINESS
The Energy Rush

After the Boom in Natural Gas

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and ERIC LIPTON
Low prices for consumers. Big profits for bankers. But the gas glut in the United States has meant much pain for gas exploration companies and their investors.
Bits

When the Web's Chaos Takes an Ugly Turn

By JENNA WORTHAM
A forum on Reddit, a community and social news site, has set off a debate about privacy and free speech after it encouraged people to post covert photographs of women.
Novelties

No Need to Crowd In. We Can All Talk to Mom.

By ANNE EISENBERG
Owners of high-definition televisions can use new wide-angle webcams to put their video calls on the screen.
TECHNOLOGY

Twitter Gives Saudi Arabia a Revolution of Its Own

By ROBERT F. WORTH
The medium has allowed Saudis to cross social boundaries and collectively address delicate subjects in real time.
The Boss

A Penchant for Organization

By COLIN BARRY
Inspired by his parents, who worked in the health care industry, the chief executive of MEDfx turned a passion for computers into a business developing health information software.

As Microsoft Shifts Its Privacy Rules, an Uproar Is Absent

By EDWARD WYATT and NICK WINGFIELD
The difference in reactions to broader gathering and use of users' data at Google and at Microsoft illustrates the confusion around Internet consumer privacy.
SPORTS

A No. 1 Who Wants to Stay on Top

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
With her size and skill and room to grow, the current women's No. 1 tennis player, Victoria Azarenka, could be a force to contend with for years to come.

Often a Champion, but Rarely a No. 1

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
A voracious collector of Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams has not had the same acquisitive zeal when it comes to the regular tour. This year, however, she is a favorite to win the W.T.A. Championships.

2012's Moments to Remember

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
The women's tennis season comes to a close at the W.T.A. Championships in Istanbul. The year that led here was one of stunning reversals, moments of triumph and eyebrow-raising absurdities.
U.S. NEWS

Clinic Raffles Could Make You a Winner, and Maybe a Mother

By DOUGLAS QUENQUA
Demand for infertility treatment is increasing, but so is the number of clinics offering it, and more are seeking free publicity with a method that seems jarring.

Struggling to Save the Old in a Town That Values the New

By FERNANDA SANTOS
It's an uphill battle for architectural preservationists in Phoenix, where many old structures have been felled by fire, decay or development.

Gosh, Who Talks Like That Now? Romney Does

By MICHAEL BARBARO and ASHLEY PARKER
Mitt Romney's way of speaking is polite, formal and anachronistic, linguistically setting him apart, and influencing the word choices of those who work with and for him.
OPINION
Opinion

Don't Tell Dad, I'm Going to Cuba

By ANA HEBRA FLASTER
As the older generation on both sides of the Florida Straits die, so will the bitter passions that fueled more than 60 years of stalemate between Cuba and the United States.
Op-Ed Columnist

Sympathy for the Undecided

By ROSS DOUTHAT
There are reasons that even a highly informed voter could still be on the fence.
Op-Ed Columnist

Obama's Best-Kept Secrets

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Why aren't we hearing more about the major reforms in schools and cars?

Real Clear Politics -October 21, 2012-: Snapshot Battle for White House


201 Obama/Biden
Toss Ups
131
Romney/Ryan 206
14242171312910176
270 Electoral Votes Needed To Win (Recent Race Changes)
Recent Elections: 2008 | 2004 | 2000 | 1996 | 1992 | 1988 | 1984 | 1980 | 1976 | 1972
HI4AK3FL29NH4MI16VT3ME4RI4NY29PA20NJ14DE3MD10VA13WV5OH18IN11IL20CT7WI10NC15DC3MA11TN11AR6MO10GA16SC9KY8AL9LA8MS6IA6MN10OK7TX38NM5KS6NE5SD3ND3WY3MT3CO9ID4UT6AZ11NV6OR7WA12CA55
Obama/Biden Romney/Ryan
Solid Likely Solid Likely
Leans Toss up Leans Toss up

Date State Previous Status
New Status RCP Electoral CountRCP National Avg.
10/20MissouriLeans Romney »»» Likely RomneyObama 201 - Romney 206Obama +0.1
10/20New JerseyLeans Obama »»» Likely ObamaObama 201 - Romney 206Obama +0.1
10/18North CarolinaToss Up »»» Leans RomneyObama 201 - Romney 206Romney +1.0
10/17MontanaLikely Romney »»» Leans RomneyObama 201 - Romney 191Romney +0.4
10/17New JerseyLikely Obama »»» Leans ObamaObama 201 - Romney 191Romney +0.4

RCP Electoral Spread

2012MarMayJulSep-1000100
State Obama Romney RCP Average RCP Status 2008 2004 2000
Ohio (18)48.146.0Obama +2.1Toss UpObama +4.6Bush +2.1Bush +3.5
Florida (29)46.748.8Romney +2.1Toss UpObama +2.8Bush +5.0Bush +0.1
Virginia (13)48.048.0TieToss UpObama +6.3Bush +8.2Bush +8.1
New Hampshire (4)47.848.8Romney +1.0Toss UpObama +9.6Kerry +1.3Bush +1.3
Wisconsin (10)49.847.0Obama +2.8Toss UpObama +13.9Kerry +0.4Gore +0.2
Michigan (16)48.643.6Obama +5.0Toss UpObama +16.4Kerry +3.4Gore +5.2
Pennsylvania (20)49.744.7Obama +5.0Toss UpObama +10.3Kerry +2.5Gore +4.2
Iowa (6)49.046.6Obama +2.4Toss UpObama +9.5Bush +0.7Gore +0.3
Colorado (9)47.747.9Romney +0.2Toss UpObama +9.0Bush +4.7Bush +8.4
Nevada (6)49.046.0Obama +3.0Toss UpObama +12.5Bush +2.6Bush +3.5
Arizona (11)43.048.3Romney +5.3Leans GOPMcCain +8.5Bush +10.5Bush +6.3
North Carolina (15)44.750.3Romney +5.6Leans GOPObama +0.3Bush +12.4Bush +12.8
Oregon (7)49.542.0Obama +7.5Leans DemObama +16.4Kerry +4.2Gore +0.5
Minnesota (10)50.042.0Obama +8.0Leans DemObama +10.3Kerry +3.5Gore +2.4
Montana (3)42.752.0Romney +9.3Leans GOPMcCain +2.2Bush +20.5Bush +25.0
Missouri (10)43.053.3Romney +10.3Likely GOPMcCain +0.1Bush +7.2Bush +3.3
New Mexico (5)51.841.3Obama +10.5Likely DemObama +15.1Bush +0.7Gore +0.1
New Jersey (14)51.440.4Obama +11.0Likely DemObama +15.6Kerry +6.7Gore +15.8
Connecticut (7)52.340.5Obama +11.8Likely DemObama +22.4Kerry +10.3Gore +17.5
Indiana (11)40.553.0Romney +12.5Likely GOPObama +1.1Bush +20.7Bush +15.7
Georgia (16)40.052.3Romney +12.3Likely GOPMcCain +5.2Bush +16.6Bush +11.7
Washington (12)53.741.7Obama +12.0Likely DemObama +17.2Kerry +8.2Gore +5.5
Maine (4)52.738.7Obama +14.0Likely DemObama +17.3Kerry +9.0Gore +5.1
Click Headers to Sort Columns

Solid States
Obama/Biden (142)
California (55)Delaware (3)
District of Columbia (3)Hawaii (4)
Illinois (20)Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (11)New York (29)
Rhode Island (4)Vermont (3)
Romney/Ryan (76)
Alabama (9)Alaska (3)
Arkansas (6)Idaho (4)
Kansas (6)Kentucky (8)
Louisiana (8)Mississippi (6)
Nebraska (5)Oklahoma (7)
Utah (6)West Virginia (5)
Wyoming (3)