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Nov 22, 2014

NYT Today's Headlines - November 22, 2014: Top News: In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat.

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Today's Headlines

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Top News
In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

By MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT

The president's order would allow American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, sources said.
Maria Garcia, 29, a self-described illegal immigrant and a waitress at El Sol King Pollo.
In Alabama Town, Obama Immigration Move Brings Hope and Sneers

By RICHARD FAUSSET

The wave of Latinos hit Albertville in the 1990s, and eventually the city of 21,000 settled into its new reality, whether people liked it or not. And many have not.
An empty police checkpoint near Karachi, Pakistan, painted with Islamic State graffiti.
Allure of ISIS for Pakistanis Is on the Rise

By DECLAN WALSH

The Islamic State is not operating in Pakistan, officials say, but militants are beginning to invoke its name and some are pledging their allegiance.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
Editors' Picks
Hong Kong Disneyland.

TRAVEL | PERSONAL JOURNEYS

What I Discovered by Visiting Every Disney Park

By BROOKS BARNES

From Tokyo to Paris, California to Hong Kong, I hit all 13 stops on that magical circuit. Here's what I saw and learned along the way.

OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why Congress Can Impeach Obama

By PETER H. SCHUCK

There's a strong case for it. But that doesn't make it a good idea.
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"Hurting others or destroying property is not the answer. No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son's death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change - positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone."
MICHAEL BROWN SR., ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of his son Michael Jr., who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., this summer.
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Without ever having sailed together before, Ryan Breymaier and Pepe Ribes crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a 60-foot monohull, one of five boats in the June 2014, IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona race.
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For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
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World
Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna on Friday, as the United States and other nations tried to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.
Brinkmanship Heightens as Deadline for a Nuclear Deal With Iran Looms

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and DAVID E. SANGER

Difficulties in the talks suggested it was unlikely that any agreement that might be announced on Monday would be a complete one, and that a deadline extension would be needed.
Officials Revise Goals on Containing Ebola After Signs of Wider Exposure in Mali

By RICK GLADSTONE and SOMINI SENGUPTA

The leaders of the United Nations and the World Health Organization said nearly 500 people in Mali and Guinea had been exposed to a sickened imam who had been misdiagnosed.
Sgt. Khin Myint Maung directing cars in Myanmar's largest city, where his accolades are also an indictment of others' corruption.
Yangon's Hero, Wielding Power of Stop and Go

By THOMAS FULLER

As liberalization swamps Myanmar's largest city with cars, a young police sergeant adept at managing the flow has been winning praise - and quite a few tips.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
President Obama boarding Air Force One en route to a rally Friday at a Las Vegas high school.
Amid Attacks, Obama Presses Congress to Move on Immigration

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER

President Obama returned to the Las Vegas high school where he called for an immigration overhaul last year, as he defended his recent executive actions.
Brian Curtis, 24, at right, said violence and looting were possible again in Ferguson, Mo.
This Time, the Protesters in Ferguson May Decide to Pass

By JOHN ELIGON

Some former protesters said they were unsure if they would again join the demonstrations that are expected after the grand jury decides whether to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, 18.
Ferguson Officer Who Killed Teenager Is Said Not to Be Returning to Duty

By MONICA DAVEY and JULIE BOSMAN

The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August will not return to the city's police department, those close to him said on Friday, as the region braced for a grand jury's decision on his fate.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics
House G.O.P. Files Lawsuit in Battling Health Law

By ASHLEY PARKER

The legal action focuses on President Obama's use of executive powers and on how the administration has handled the Affordable Care Act.
David Krone, an aide to Harry Reid, in the Democratic leader's office in Washington last week.
Reid Is Unapologetic as Aide Steps on Toes, Even the President's

By JASON HOROWITZ

David Krone, a former cable executive who works for the Senate majority leader, astonished even veteran Capitol Hill staff members this month by criticizing President Obama on the record.
Cassandra Goodman, the supervising lawyer at the Eviction Assistance Center in Los Angeles, which provides free legal advice to tenants.
A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates

By ERIK ECKHOLM and IAN LOVETT

An experiment in California is providing legal help to low-income renters who otherwise would have faced their landlords, and the landlords' lawyers, alone in court.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
Raymond DeGiorgio during his deposition in April 2013.
G.M. 'Bullied' Manufacturer Over Poorly Designed Part, Email Says

By BILL VLASIC

The email between employees of Delphi, the manufacturer, discussed pressure from a G.M. engineer over an ignition switch that is linked to at least 33 deaths.
A job fair in Shanghai on Thursday. China's interest rate cut reflects concern that the economy is growing too slowly. 
In Change of Strategy, China Cuts Interest Rate

By NEIL GOUGH

The step suggests that policy makers have become nervous about the pace at which growth is slowing, though analysts said the change's effect would be small.
. European Central Bank Chief Hints at More Stimulus
. Wall St. Leaps After Surprise Economic Moves Overseas
Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, said on Friday that he planned new stimulus.
Mario Draghi Says E.C.B. Will 'Do What We Must' to Stoke Inflation

By DAVID JOLLY

In a speech, the European Central Bank's president indicated that further stimulus measures were likely to be taken in a bid to avert deflation.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
Aereo subscribers paid $8 to $12 a month to get local TV streamed to them over tiny antennas.
Aereo Concedes Defeat and Files for Bankruptcy

By EMILY STEEL

The streaming television start-up said it was unable to recover from a Supreme Court decision that essentially barred its business model.
Apple's iBooks app. A settlement would give consumers $400 million in cash and e-book credits, and lawyers $50 million.
Settlement in Apple Case Over E-Books Is Approved

By BRIAN X. CHEN and NICOLE PERLROTH

A deal in the antitrust case would give consumers $400 million in cash and e-book credits, and lawyers $50 million. But an appeal is still pending.
The video game maker released a collection of figurines that interact with the latest version of its Super Smash Bros. game, part of an effort by the company to bolster sales.
To Energize Sales, Nintendo Introduces Toys That Roam Virtual Realm

By GREGORY SCHMIDT

A collection of toy figurines that will interact with a video game is Nintendo's entry into an already flourishing market.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher in October. His football program has been in the national spotlight the past two seasons for various off-field problems.
F.S.U. Coach's Call-In Show Is a No-Sin Zone

By MARC TRACY

On his radio call-in show, Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football coach, hears plenty of praise, but no questions about the team's off-field scandals.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - November 21, 2014: Central banks getting nervous about gold vaulted elsewhere, Turk tells KWN.

Central banks getting nervous about gold vaulted elsewhere, Turk tells KWN

Submitted by cpowell on Friday, November 21, 2014. 
 Friday, November 21, 2014
Concerns about the fractional-reserve gold banking system will increase because of the Netherlands central bank's repatriation of gold from the U.S. Federal Reserve, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk tells King World News tonight. "People are getting nervous" about gold vaulted with others, Turk says, and central banks making contingency plans for their currencies need to ensure that they control their gold. An excerpt from the interview is posted at the KWN blog here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on November 21, 2014.

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Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR)75,158,153$10.841.1311.64
Bank of America (BAC)61,761,37917.120.120.71
Vale ADS (VALE)55,821,0249.410.728.29
Kinder Morgan (KMI)55,225,24339.75-0.17-0.43
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP)35,725,11597.34-0.56-0.57
General Electric (GE)35,268,83426.990.140.52
Halliburton (HAL)30,131,30650.631.422.89
AT&T (T)27,730,83435.280.000.00
Itau Unibanco Holding ADS (ITUB)27,528,08416.111.359.15
Alibaba Group Holding ADS (BABA)27,296,183110.730.910.83
Pfizer (PFE)26,938,06930.450.010.03
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS A (PBRA)25,527,15511.441.3313.16
Ford Motor (F)24,577,09315.43-0.03-0.19
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Apple (AAPL)56,293,763$116.470.160.14
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Microsoft (MSFT)42,367,89447.98-0.72-1.48
Cisco Systems (CSCO)31,626,85926.880.070.26
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)31,407,575103.870.200.19
Micron Technology (MU)25,396,98134.301.093.28
Facebook Cl A (FB)22,828,80773.750.150.20
Yahoo! (YHOO)22,060,72751.04-0.21-0.41
New York Mortgage Trust (NYMT)20,703,3477.86-0.32-3.91
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)20,493,1470.95-0.05-5.47
Comcast Cl A (CMCSA)18,672,49454.08-0.30-0.55
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Gilead Sciences (GILD)16,540,340100.58-0.01-0.01
American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP)15,855,2958.990.010.17
Qualcomm (QCOM)14,938,75571.470.761.07
Marvell Technology Group (MRVL)13,979,59313.990.695.19
Aruba Networks (ARUN)12,539,20018.82-2.98-13.67
BlackBerry (BBRY)12,428,81710.240.191.89
Frontier Communications (FTR)12,396,5377.130.131.79
Activision Blizzard (ATVI)12,089,15421.170.060.28
JetBlue Airways (JBLU)11,292,50913.25-0.19-1.41
Staples (SPLS)10,940,27714.050.141.01
 
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)127,887,358$206.681.100.54
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)103,737,90342.441.313.19
iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ)64,908,42543.952.826.86
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)43,249,98919.880.160.84
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)40,920,166116.580.140.12
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)38,256,35039.911.423.69
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares (JNUG)36,994,6995.400.203.85
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)30,197,07127.92-0.56-1.97
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ)28,088,0932.870.3112.11
Select Sector SPDR-Energy (XLE)26,540,61088.501.141.30
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)23,775,26311.630.080.74
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)20,478,46863.780.550.87
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)20,207,49443.111.293.08
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)19,929,96024.210.120.50
Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares (TZA)17,381,75213.48-0.05-0.37
Market Vectors Junior Gold Minets ETF (GDXJ)16,718,39528.800.301.05
Select Sector SPDR-Utilities (XLU)14,279,78345.700.180.40
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT)14,166,88415.520.422.78
VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (UGAZ)11,469,30915.90-2.34-12.83
Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH)11,147,83544.760.932.12
iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR)10,676,52875.800.550.73
Market Vectors Russia ETF Trust SBI (RSX)10,335,69921.420.391.85
Select Sector SPDR-Materials (XLB)9,507,17950.670.611.22
iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT)9,436,19015.920.251.60
SPDR S&P Oil&Gas Exploration&Production ETF (XOP)9,349,12462.011.191.96
 
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)127,887,358$206.681.100.54
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)103,737,90342.441.313.19
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR)75,158,15310.841.1311.64
iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ)64,908,42543.952.826.86
Bank of America (BAC)61,761,37917.120.120.71
Apple (AAPL)56,293,763116.470.160.14
Vale ADS (VALE)55,821,0249.410.728.29
Kinder Morgan (KMI)55,225,24339.75-0.17-0.43
Intel (INTC)54,880,83935.59-0.36-1.00
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)43,249,98919.880.160.84
Microsoft (MSFT)42,367,89447.98-0.72-1.48
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)40,920,166116.580.140.12
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)38,256,35039.911.423.69
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares (JNUG)36,994,6995.400.203.85
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP)35,725,11597.34-0.56-0.57
General Electric (GE)35,268,83426.990.140.52
Cisco Systems (CSCO)31,626,85926.880.070.26
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)31,407,575103.870.200.19
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)30,197,07127.92-0.56-1.97
Halliburton (HAL)30,131,30650.631.422.89
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ)28,088,0932.870.3112.11
AT&T (T)27,730,83435.280.000.00
Itau Unibanco Holding ADS (ITUB)27,528,08416.111.359.15
Alibaba Group Holding ADS (BABA)27,296,183110.730.910.83
Pfizer (PFE)26,938,06930.450.010.03
 
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