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NYT | Global Update -November 30, 2012.: Israel Pushing Controversial Settlements in East Jerusalem

November 30, 2012 Compiled 21:53 GMT Global Update TOP NEWS Israel Pushing Controversial Settlements in East Jerusalem By JODI RUDOREN A move toward building housing in a contentious area, coming immediately after the Palestinians won observer state status in the United Nations, was widely seen as retaliatory. Approval of Draft Constitution Spurs Large Cairo Protest By KAREEM FAHIM and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Angered by President Mohamed Morsi's hurried effort to pass Egypt's new constitution, protesters massed in Tahrir Square for the second time in a week.  Slide Show : Protests Amid a Vote on Egypt's Constitution The Lede: Reading Egypt's Draft Constitution 2:00 PM ET Alarming Picture as Rebels Prepare to Leave City in Congo By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN Human rights groups said that the rebels who captured Goma last week were now going on an assassination campaign as they prepared to leave, creating a vortex of crime

DealBook | P.M. Edition -November 30, 2012-.: Week in Review: Portraits of a Hedge Fund Titan

Friday, November 30, 2012 TOP STORY Week in Review: Portraits of a Hedge Fund Titan Even before Steven A. Cohen's very bad week, the media narrative surrounding the hedge fund billionaire was well known: an intimidating temper that has mellowed with age, a bad back enflamed by the same, a hedge fund with a track record better than the Yankees and partial ownership of a baseball team whose standing is decidedly less stellar. This week, we review the highlights. Like many billionaires Mr. Cohen, who has not been accused of any wrongdoing, shuns the media spotlight, but that hasn't stopped journalists and colleagues from painting colorful portraits that compare him to characters from Henry Melville and Miguel de Cervantes. "It's a Darwinian and pressure-packed culture with ridiculous amounts of money at stake," a former employee of SAC Capital told DealBook last year . The closest Mr. Cohen has gotten to a media grilling recen

MarketWatch | Wall Street at Close Report -November 30, 2012-. Nasdaq tallies best November in 3 years

By Kate Gibson , MarketWatch  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks ended little changed Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite scoring its first positive November since 2009 as the political rhetoric over the budget continued.  Week ahead: Cliff talks continue The fiscal cliff talks continue in Washington. Plus, November's unemployment rate is reported and the ECB meets.  “I don’t think there is a politician out there that wants on their watch an adverse economic outcome. But they could wait for the 11th hour,” Nick Raich, director of Key Private Bank in Cleveland, said of the possible repercussions of not reaching an agreement to block billions in automatic spending cuts and tax increases early next year.  “Our base case is there will be some sort of solution, but it may not occur by or on Dec. 31, so the market is not pricing completely going off the cliff, but more of a roll down the hill,” Raich added.

Business in Vancouver | BIV Today's Business News -November 30, 2012-.: First Nation files for judicial review of Jumbo ski resort

Hospitality and Tourism First Nation files for judicial review of Jumbo ski resort The Jumbo Glacier ski resort, which has faced two decades of legal and regulatory delays and roadblocks, is facing yet another ...  READ MORE Politics and Policy   Exclusive: Government admits booze price hikes were a risk of privatization Was the doomed plan to privatize liquor warehousing and distribution too risky for ...  READ MORE Mining and Energy   B.C. plans international LNG conference in February As opponents ramp up anti-LNG efforts, the B.C. government has announced it will host the first international conference on the ...  READ MORE More News...     Another Vancouver law firm goes global with merger “Keep investing”: Deloitte’s advice to miners Three thousand expected at province’s Vancouver job fair today Province concludes public service bargaining