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December 28, 2011 U.S. Seeks Yuan Gains; Avoids Branding China a Manipulator

Source: BusinessWeek

The Obama administration said it will press for further appreciation of the yuan and said the currency is undervalued, while declining to brand China a manipulator of its exchange rate

December 28, 2011 States reach $538 million settlement on LCD price-fixing

Source: CNN Money

NEW YORK-- Eight state attorneys general announced a $538 million settlement with electronics makers Tuesday over allegations of price-fixing in LCD panels.

December 28, 2011 BP Released From Probation in 2006 Prudhoe Bay Spill Over U.S. Objection

Source: Bloomberg

BP Plc didn’t violate a plea agreement in a criminal case over a 2006 spill in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay, a judge ruled, rejecting a request by federal prosecutors to revoke the company’s probation.

December 27, 2011 Growing wealth widens distance between lawmakers and constituents

Source: Washington Post

BUTLER, Pa. — One day after his shift at the steel mill, Gary Myers drove home in his 10-year-old Pontiac and told his wife he was going to run for Congress. The odds were long. At 34, ­Myers was the shift foreman at the “hot...

December 27, 2011 Urban planning gains sustainability edge

Source: Gulg News

Abu Dhabi: Residents of future urban infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi will enjoy the cool shade of trees near their residential buildings and intersections where they wait to cross the road.

December 26, 2011 Bishops Continue to Lobby on Healthcare Reform

Source: Insurance News Net

The never-ending efforts of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to force US law to comply with the bishops' interpretation of Catholic teachings continue. The USCCB has rounded up its colleagues in the...

December 26, 2011 Economic struggle of middle class is a campaign issue for both sides of 2012 campaign

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Fighting to win over unhappy American voters, President Barack Obama and his Republican challengers are seizing on one of the most potent issues this election season: the struggling middle class and the widening gap...

December 26, 2011 12 Swine Flu Cases in Five States Reported to CDC


The CDC received reports of twelve cases of human infected with swine flu or A(H3N2) virus. The cases came from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, and Indiana. Eleven of the cases were minors. Half of the cases had not...

December 26, 2011 GE Settles U.S. Investigation Into Muni-Bond Bid Rigging

Source: Business Week

General Electric Co. agreed to pay $70.4 million to settle a criminal probe and civil claims for conspiring to rig bids on U.S. municipal-bond deals, overcharging state and local governments on investments

December 26, 2011 UK authorities fight for MF Global's $700 million

Source: CNN Money

U.S. and UK authorities are wrestling over $700 million in funds from MF Global customers that has been found in the failed futures and commodities trader's London operations.

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