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Reuters - Morning Digest: France, Germany to push crisis plan

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LATEST NEWS France, Germany to push crisis plan MARSEILLE, France/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany planned to lobby conservative European leaders on Thursday to back a plan to defuse the euro zone's debt crisis, as Europe's central bankers began a crucial meeting hours before a high-stakes EU summit. | Full Article Putin says U.S. stoked Russian protests December 08, 2011 06:04 AM ET MOSCOW (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of stirring up protests against his 12-year rule and said foreign countries were spending hundreds of millions of dollars to influence Russian elections. | Full Article Futures signal early dip December 08, 2011 06:00 AM ET (Reuters) - Stock index futures pointed to a dip at the open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.16 percent, Dow Jones down 0.17 percent and Nasdaq 100 down 0.06 percent at 5:30 a.m. ET. | Full Article

Reuters - Morning Digest: France vows powerful summit deal

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LATEST NEWS France vows powerful summit deal PARIS (Reuters) - The leaders of France and Germany will not leave this week's EU summit until a "powerful" deal is reached on the euro zone debt crisis, the French government said on Wednesday while Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged bold steps. | Full Article Egypt's Islamists claim most seats in run-off vote December 07, 2011 04:00 AM ET CAIRO (Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday it had won most seats in an opening round of run-offs in Egypt's staggered parliamentary vote, consolidating its lead over rival liberals and hardline Salafi Islamists. | Full Article Stock index futures signal gains for equities December 07, 2011 05:48 AM ET (Reuters) - Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for equities on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 up 0.6-0.8 percent. | Full Article Exclus

Reuters - Morning Digest: S&P downgrade threat a clarion call for euro reform

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LATEST NEWS S&P downgrade threat a clarion call for euro reform PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - A threat by Standard & Poors to slash credit ratings across the euro zone has sounded a clarion call, which could help Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel force through a change to the European Union treaty at a summit this week. | Full Article Afghan Shi'ite shrine blast kills 48 December 06, 2011 05:32 AM ET KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in Kabul on Tuesday killing at least 48 people in unprecedented sectarian violence a day after Afghanistan's Western allies pledged long-term support once their troops leave. | Full Article Surprise S&P move sends European markets lower December 06, 2011 03:32 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks, bond futures, and the euro were sent reeling on Tuesday by the shock warning from Standard & Poor's that it might downgrade euro zone countries

Reuters - Morning Digest: Merkel fights for euro she says is stronger than D-mark

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LATEST NEWS Merkel fights for euro she says is stronger than D-mark BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Friday to defend the euro, which she said was stronger than Germany's former deutschemark, but she warned that Europeans faced a long, hard "marathon" to restore lost credibility. | Full Article Myanmar's Suu Kyi praises U.S. engagement December 02, 2011 05:39 AM ET YANGON (Reuters) - Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi welcomed on Friday renewed U.S. engagement with Myanmar, saying she hoped it would set her long-isolated country on the road to democracy. | Full Article Stock futures gain ahead of key jobs report December 02, 2011 04:43 AM ET (Reuters) - Stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open for equities on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, for the Dow Jones and for the Nasdaq 100 up 1 to 1.1 percent ahead of a key jobs report. | Full Article

Reuters - Morning Digest: Blackstone, Bain plan Yahoo bid: source

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LATEST NEWS Blackstone, Bain plan Yahoo bid: source NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blackstone Group and Bain Capital are preparing a bid for all of Yahoo Inc with Asian partners in a deal that could value the Internet company at about $25 billion, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. | Full Article Clinton offers Myanmar first rewards for political reform December 01, 2011 05:15 AM ET NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered Myanmar the first rewards for reform on Thursday, saying the United States would back more aid for the reclusive country and consider returning an ambassador after an absence of some two decades. | Full Article Stock futures signal lower open December 01, 2011 05:04 AM ET (Reuters) - Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.5 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.4 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.2 pe

Reuters - Morning Digest: Pressure mounts on Europe as finance ministers meet

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LATEST NEWS Pressure mounts on Europe as finance ministers meet BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers are to agree on Tuesday the details of bolstering their bailout fund to help prevent contagion in bond markets, under pressure from the United States and ratings agencies to staunch a two-year-old debt crisis. | Full Article Egypt Islamists pull out stops in post-Mubarak poll November 29, 2011 05:52 AM ET CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians voted for a second day on Tuesday in an election that Islamists hope will bring them closer to power even though the army generals who took over from Hosni Mubarak have yet to step aside. | Full Article Stock futures mixed after sharp rally November 29, 2011 04:36 AM ET Stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.15 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.1 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.27 percent at 4:19 a.m. ET. | Full Article

Reuters - Morning Digest: Crowds hit stores for "Black Friday" deals

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  LATEST NEWS Crowds hit stores for "Black Friday" deals (Reuters) - Bargain hunters flocked to stores late Thursday and overnight Friday, searching for deals on big screen televisions, video games and toys while fretting about their own shaky economic well-being. | Full Article Thousands rally in Egypt on "last chance Friday" November 25, 2011 05:32 AM ET CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to military rule converged on Cairo's Tahrir square on Friday in what activists say will be the biggest day yet of protests in a week of violence that has seen at least 41 people killed. | Full Article Stock futures signal lower open for equities November 25, 2011 04:15 AM ET (Reuters) - Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for equities on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, for the Dow Jones and for the Nasdaq 100 down 0.3 to 0.7 percent. | Full Article Microsof

Reuters - Morning Digest: Republicans bash Pakistan in debate

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LATEST NEWS Republicans bash Pakistan in debate WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican presidential hopefuls criticized U.S. policy toward Pakistan and called for placing sanctions on Iran's central bank in a lively and substantive foreign policy debate on Tuesday. | Full Article Egypt protesters battle on to end army rule November 23, 2011 06:05 AM ET CAIRO (Reuters) - Street clashes rumbled on in Cairo on Wednesday as protesters derided a deal struck between Egypt's ruling generals and mostly Islamist parties for a faster transfer to civilian rule. | Full Article Stock futures signal weaker open for equities November 23, 2011 05:29 AM ET (Reuters) - Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for equities on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500, for the Dow Jones and for the Nasdaq 100 down 0.5 to 0.8 percent. | Full Article Netflix shares hurt by bleak 2012 outlook November 22, 2011 07:31 PM

Reuters - Morning Digest: Lawmakers abandon deficit-cutting effort

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LATEST NEWS Lawmakers abandon deficit-cutting effort WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers abandoned their high-profile effort to rein in the country's ballooning debt on Monday in a sign that Washington likely will not be able to resolve a dispute over taxes and spending until 2013. | Full Article Egyptian protesters struggle to throw off army rule November 22, 2011 05:30 AM ET CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets again on Tuesday as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet's proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt's first free election in decades. | Full Article Stock index futures signal mixed open November 22, 2011 03:47 AM ET (Reuters) - Stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Tuesday following the previous session's sharp losses, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.49 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.21 perce