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Egypt's political crisis is threatening to plunge its ailing economy even deeper into distress after the government delayed a request for a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund that would have eased a ballooning budget deficit and reassured foreign investors.
AYIA NAPA, Cyprus (AP) — With the country in turmoil, Ukraine's national soccer team says it is a symbol of the country's unity.
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2014--A new survey from Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) revealed that Americans find discussing personal finances as difficult as talking about other thorny discussion topics like religion and politics. Nearly half of Americans say the most challenging topic to discuss with others is personal finances (44%), whereas death (38%), politics (35%), religion (32%), taxes (21%), and personal health (20%) rank as less difficult. These results come from Wells Fargo’s Financial Health study, a national online survey conducted by Market Probe, Inc., of 1,004 adults between the ages of 25 and 75, designed to take the pulse of Americans’ perceptions of their own financial health.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2014--BET continues to celebrate Black History Month and showcase the range, richness and diversity of the African-American experience with the broadcast network premiere of FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS—Premieres, Wednesday, February 26 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on BET. The Political-crime-drama Documentary, will kick off BET’s New Movie programming block “Keeping It Reel” airing every Wednesday night.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
President Barack Obama urged Congress to help restore opportunity for Americans but pledged to take action himself Tuesday in his fifth State of the Union address before Congress. Some highlights from Obama's economic and other proposals:
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Crimea's regional parliament has declared the region an independent state, after its residents voted overwhelmingly to break off from Ukraine and seek to join Russia, news agencies reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An election-year plan by House Republicans to simplify the tax code would cut income tax rates but impose a new surtax on some high-income families.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is coming to South Florida.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States has questioned the Maldives government's commitment to democracy after the country's highest court sacked the elections commissioner and gave him a suspended six-month jail term for contempt of court. The court also gave his deputy the same sentence.
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Foreign Secretary William Hague says he is confident that the European Union will ratchet up pressure on Russia over its role in the breakaway of Ukraine's Crimea region by imposing sanctions on people linked to the secession of the peninsula.
The race, between Republican David Jolly and Democrat Alex Sink, is considered a bellwether for the 2014 midterm elections.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader backs the continuation of nuclear negotiations with the West but says he doubts they will succeed.
SARASOTA, FL - Most citizens understand that the Affordable Care Act goes into effect tomorrow, what's not understood it what exactly that means.
SARASOTA, FL - No matter what happens in Washington, D.C. today, the U.S. government will likely shut down this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking changes in overtime rules that will make millions of workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay for their extra work.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says a coalition of international diplomats and bankers will meet over a political and humanitarian crisis looming in Lebanon as it struggles with spillover from the war in neighboring Syria.
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After months of railing against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans have scored a key victory in a hard-fought congressional race that has been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the United States' standing in the world has diminished under President Barack Obama, and its next leader faces a tough task in rebuilding America's might.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the United States' standing in the world has diminished under President Barack Obama and its next leader faces a tough task in rebuilding America's might.
SARASOTA, FL - From large corporations, to smaller operations, the effort to hire military veterans is gaining steam around the nation.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldives government has rejected U.S. criticism of its judiciary after it sacked the country's top election officials amid a political crisis.