News for 2011-10-18

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] It's Official: 'Age of Shale' Has Arrived
Shale is rocking the U.S. energy industry to its core. WSJ's Ryan Dezember discusses the changing shape of oil and natural gas exploration in the U.S. brought on shale and the process known as fracking. AP Photo/The Shreveport Times, Jim Hudelson
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Chicago After Arrests: We Will Re-Occupy
“Bring five friends with you next time,” announced Ashley Bohrer, 23, beaming with pride at Occupy Chicago’s Monday afternoon General Assembly (GA), “and have them bring five friends with them!” This is how Occupy Chicago (or perhaps better recognized by its Twitter hashtag #OccupyChi) is growing...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Windsor, Canada: 'There is Too Much Disparity Between the Rich and the Poor.'
WINDSOR - Before 2008, Les Danielski had never been unemployed. Now, the 53-year-old father of two from Ridgetown worries neither he nor his sons will ever find decent jobs in a world where hard work is no longer fairly rewarded. So he decided to occupy Windsor. Danielski lost his job on the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] GOP: ‘Deregulate Wall Street!’
In recent days, more than 900 cities have hosted protests under the Occupy Wall Street banner. But the enthusiasm for intervening in Goldman Sachs’s affairs hasn’t trickled up to the GOP presidential campaign. There, the candidates want to leave Wall Street alone. And this isn’t just a passive...
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[title] Occupy Wall Street: In Its Second Month and Gaining Momentum
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek Union Warns of Austerity "Death Spiral"
ATHENS - Greece risks sliding into a "death spiral" if the government continues to slash salaries and lay off workers instead of cracking down on tax evasion and raising money from the rich, the head of the biggest public sector union said Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama’s Free-Trade Victory Threatens 2012 Prospects
By orchestrating the passage of three NAFTA-style investor-rights agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, which passed Congress last week, President Barack Obama is promoting the loss of more U.S. jobs to low-wage sites overseas. He's also protecting Panama’s status as a tax haven for U...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top CIA Agent Working for NYPD Draws Scrutiny, Few Answers
WASHINGTON — Three months ago, one of the CIA’s most experienced clandestine operatives started work inside the New York Police Department. His title is special assistant to the deputy commissioner of intelligence. On that much, everyone agrees. Exactly what he’s doing there, however, is much less...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Rage at Wall Street Rises, Its Moneymen Shower Cash on Candidates
WASHINGTON — Even as protests over its political influence grow louder, Wall Street is one of the leading sources of money so far in the 2012 race for the White House. Not surprisingly, the biggest beneficiary has been Republican hopeful Mitt Romney, according to a new analysis by the Center for...
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[title] Sen. Bernie Sanders Urges President Obama to Use Occupy Momentum to Push Jobs Act
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Hawks Behind Iraq War Rally for Strikes Against Iran
WASHINGTON - Key neo-conservatives and other right-wing hawks who championed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq are calling for military strikes against Iran in retaliation for its purported murder-for-hire plot against the Saudi ambassador here.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hamas and Israel Exchange Prisoners
The first phase of a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel has now concluded, with over 400 Palestinian prisoners released by Israel in exchange for the handing over of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who was captured by Hamas five years ago. Shalit was handed over to Egyptian officials at...
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