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U.S. service sector slows in November

Growth in the US service sector slowed in November from the previous month, underscoring the easing trend since the beginning of the year, according to a closely watched index released Monday. The Institute of Supply Management said that service sector purchasing and supply executives reported a rise in new orders…

Trump, Gingrich team up to make poor kids their ‘apprenti’

In a win for those in favor of child labor, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has announced that business mogul Donald Trump will employ at least 10 poor children as “apprentices.” On Monday, Gingrich became fifth GOP candidate to meet with Trump ahead of a Newsmax debate hosted by the…

Huntsman refuses to ‘kiss’ any part of Trump’s ‘anatomy’

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman won’t be puckering up for Donald Trump anytime soon. Huntsman, along with Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), has declined to take part in a Newsmax debate moderated by Trump later this month. Appearing on NBC Monday, the notorious birther slammed Huntsman as someone who wasn’t going…

Obama, Clinton sought for testimony in WikiLeaks case

An attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, the lone soldier accused of funneling volumes of secret information to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, has a couple of high value targets on his list of dream witnesses: namely, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Both appear on a list of witnesses…

Owners of Zuccotti Park owe $139,000 in back taxes

New York City says it has spent over $13 million on Occupy Wall Street protests, but the owners of Zuccotti Park can’t seem to scrape up the $139,000 in back taxes they owe the city. The city Finance Department told The New York Daily News that Brookfield Properties still owes…

84-year-old grandmother says she was strip searched by TSA

An 84-year-old Long Island woman says she was humiliated recently when a strip search by Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) agents strip search left her with a bloody leg. While passing through John F. Kennedy Airport on her way to Florida, 4-foot-11 Lenore Zimmerman asked if she could bypass the…

Iowa poll finds Ron Paul in second, edging past Mitt Romney

Libertarian-leaning Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) is outperforming the odd-on Republican frontrunner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), in the key GOP primary state of Iowa, according to a new poll out on Sunday. It’s the third poll so far to confirm Paul’s emergence as a leading candidate for the…

Report: Cain to endorse Gingrich

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain may be out of the race, but his 15 minutes of fame are not over yet. Fox 5 Atlanta reported Sunday that the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO is prepared to endorse Newt Gingrich on Monday. Gingrich is planning to hold a news conference Monday…

Lehman Brothers close to naming a new board: report

(Reuters) – The bankruptcy estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings is close to naming a new board of directors to help finish winding down the collapsed financial firm, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. The new board, made up of seven experts in restructuring, real estate and derivatives who are not tied to Lehman, will…

U.S. power grid needs cybersecurity protection: panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The threat of cyberattacks on the U.S. power grid should be dealt with by a single federal agency, not the welter of groups now charged with the electric system’s security, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported on Monday. While acknowledging there is no absolute insurance…

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