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Fox guest: For economy to recover, get rid of minimum wage

In the mind of business analyst Gary B. Smith, the only way the American economy will recover is “to ditch the minimum wage.” Appearing on Fox News’ Bulls and Bears Saturday afternoon, Smith was not holding back in his disgust on a key component of employee law. “Minimum wage is…

Tropical Storm Lee makes landfall in Louisiana

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Lee made landfall in the southern US state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing with it torrential rains threatening floods in parts of the country, US government forecasters said. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency, saying flooding was the state’s “primary concern.” Lee…

Leaked cable: Ex-Blackwater guards kept working in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A leaked US diplomatic cable says that “hundreds” of former employees of Blackwater, which was barred from Iraq over a deadly 2007 shooting, later worked with other firms guarding US diplomats here. Iraq announced in January 2009 that it would not renew Blackwater’s operating licence due to a…

New Orleans braces for Tropical Storm Lee

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina six years ago, faced a new threat on Saturday from Tropical Storm Lee, which was set to challenge the city’s flood defenses with an onslaught of heavy rain. The storm was expected to bring up to 20 inches of rain…

Palin: ‘Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers’

Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin usually never lacks in expressing her opinion. But the conservative figure still has not given a clear answer on whether she would run for president or not. Speaking at the Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa, Palin displayed her usual folky nature, criticizing President Obama again for the…

Report: CIA worked closely with Gadhafi

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has worked closely with Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi in imprisoning terrorists suspects, according to documents found in Tripoli by Human Rights Watch. The documents reveal that the CIA worked with Gadhafi’s intelligence agencies in capturing Abdel-Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group that has…

Fox host on EPA: ‘Stick a fork in it. It’s done’

In the aftermath of President Obama overruling the EPA’s anti-smog regulations, Fox Business Channel host John Stossel thinks the federal agency’s services aren’t required anymore. “Thank goodness for the EPA,” Stossel said. “The air and water are cleaner than they use to be. But they passed those rules. It’s diminishing…

Fox host on EPA: ‘Stick a fork in it. It’s done’

In the aftermath of President Obama overruling the EPA’s anti-smog regulations, Fox Business Channel host John Stossel thinks the federal agency’s services aren’t required anymore. “Thank goodness for the EPA,” Stossel said. “The air and water are cleaner than they use to be. But they passed those rules. It’s diminishing…

U.S. cable says Philippines’ Aquino ‘diffident’

Philippine president Benigno Aquino was described by the former United States’ envoy as “diffident and unassertive”, secret cables published by anti-secrecy website Wikileaks reveal. US ambassador to Manila Kristie Kenney filed the series of unflattering cables after then senator Aquino had declared his presidential candidacy and during the election campaign,…

Storm Lee strengthens as it inches toward Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee strengthened on Saturday as it inched toward Louisiana, threatening to dump heavy rains and trigger dangerous flash floods along the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of Lee while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared…

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