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Moody’s Downgrades 16 Spanish Bank Ratings

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Moody’s Investors Service is downgrading the ratings of 16 Spanish banks because of the country’s worsening financial picture.

Moody’s lowered its rating by one to three notches on the long-term debt and deposit ratings for 16 Spanish banks and one U.K. subsidiary on Thursday.

Moody’s said it took the action because the banks face a rising tide of bad loans with Spain’s economy in recession, its real estate market a shambles and its unemployment rate stubbornly high. Spain’s banking ...

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Bloomberg: Facebook’s Saverin May Save $67 Million By Renouncing Citizenship

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Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook.
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Town’s Effort To Link Fracking And Illness Falls Short

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Quite a few of the 225 people who live in Dish, Texas, think the nation’s natural gas boom is making them sick.

They blame the chemicals used in gas production for health problems ranging from nosebleeds to cancer.

And the mayor of Dish, Bill Sciscoe, has a message for people who live in places where gas drilling is about to start: “Run. Run as fast as you can. Grab up your family and your belongings, and get out.”

But scientists ...

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Thank The Patron Saint Of Bakers For This Cake Today

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The author pauses to photograph the St. Honore cake before she digs in.
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Homebuilders’ Confidence Index At 5-Year High

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Homebuilders reported improving sales and higher traffic from prospective buyers this month. A gauge measuring confidence in sales over the next six months also rose.
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Questions About Another Texas Execution: Was Wrong Man Condemned?

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Already in the spotlight over whether it executed one innocent man — Cameron Todd Willingham — in 2004, the state of Texas now faces questions about whether another man may have been wrongly condemned to death.

Columbia Law School’s Columbia Human Rights Law Review has posted online a 400-page, multi-media investigation that concludes it was mistake to have put Carlos DeLuna to death in 1989 for the murder of Corpus Christi convenience store clerk Wanda Lopez.

Basically, the ...

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Ron Paul Isn’t Dropping Out, Spokesman Says

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49 Headless Bodies Dumped In Mexican Town

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Police found 49 mutilated bodies scattered in a pool of blood near the border with the U.S., a region where Mexico’s two dominant drug cartels are trying to outdo each other in bloodshed while warring over smuggling routes.

The bodies of 43 men and six women with their heads, hands and feet chopped off were dumped at the entrance to the town of San Juan, on a highway that connects the industrial city of Monterrey with Reynosa, across ...

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Yahoo CEO’s Ousting Is Victory For Hedge Fund Pushing Change At Company

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Yahoo's homepage.
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Plane Crash In Nepal Mountains Kills 15

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Rescue workers and onlookers gathered near the wreckage of a plane that crashed near an army camp at Jomsom in northern Nepal.
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Men Disguised As Afghan Police Kill 2 NATO Troops

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Men wearing Afghan police uniforms shot dead two NATO service members Saturday in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, the latest in a string of attacks on international troops by Afghan security forces or militants disguised as police.

Two other coalition service members also died Saturday in Afghanistan, one in an insurgent attack and another of non-battle related injuries.

There were conflicting reports about the shooting in Helmand province.

Fareed Ahmad, a spokesman for the Helmand provincial police, said two Afghan policemen ...

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Afghan Official: Top Peace Council Member Killed

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In Afghanistan, American troops are pushing Afghans to take charge. ...

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