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Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity as economy improves

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NASHUA - Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic message are trying tap into a lingering sense of insecurity among Americans seven years after the global financial crisis.

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable to meet DoJ officials over merger: WSJ

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- Representatives of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are preparing to meet U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss competition concerns raised by the planned $45 billion merger of the two cable giants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

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Sat, Apr 18 2015

Greece wants EU/IMF deal but impasse could bring referendum: deputy PM

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ATHENS - Greece aims for a deal with its creditors over a reforms package but will not retreat from its red lines, the country's deputy prime minister told the Sunday newspaper To Vima, not ruling out a referendum or early polls if talks reach an impasse.

World, Greece 18 Apr 2015

Europe is protected from possible Greek problems, France says

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WASHINGTON - It is Greece and not Europe which will be hurt by any problems stemming from the Greek financial situation, because Europe has built buffers to protect itself, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Saturday.

18 Apr 2015

Paul, Graham clash on foreign-policy on U.S. campaign trail

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NASHUA, N.H. - Republican presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham took their debate over America's role in the world from the U.S. Senate floor to the campaign trail on Saturday in an early sign that foreign policy is likely to be a flash point in the 2016 election.

18 Apr 2015

Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

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ERBIL - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. | Video

World, Iraq 18 Apr 2015

Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

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JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. | Video

World, Afghanistan 18 Apr 2015

South Africa's Zuma visits immigrants displaced by anti-foreigner violence

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday canceled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of anti-immigrant violence at home and promised peace to those who wished to remain in Africa's most advanced economy. | Video

World, Indonesia, Africa 18 Apr 2015

IMF nations point to exchange rate, geopolitical risks

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WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's member nations on Saturday warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth and "uneven prospects."

18 Apr 2015

IMF, World Bank 2015 spring meetings in Washington on Saturday

WASHINGTON - The following are highlights of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on Saturday in Washington, where finance ministers, central bankers and other top officials are gathering.

18 Apr 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.