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Spring Home-Buying Season Hits Sluggish Start In Greater Hartford
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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The spring home-buying season - traditionally the busiest of the year - is off to a slow start in Greater Hartford, which doesn't bode well for a broad-based housing recovery in the area this year.
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Nfib Puts Focus On Big Initiatives For Small Business - Portfolio.com
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Read More President Barack Obama works as his motorcade arrives at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, May 18, 2011. As National Small Business Week kicks into gear, two groups representing small-business owners issued separate ...

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Economy makes it a great time to sell a used car
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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DETROIT — It’s the best time in years to sell your car.
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Connecticut businesses warned of bogus Yellow Pages scam - Torrington Register Citizen
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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Connecticut businesses warned of bogus "Yellow Pages" scam
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He is warning small-business owners in Connecticut to be aware of the scam, in which operators at undisclosed locations call companies and offer free — but phony — Yellow Pages listings or renewals but seek bank or credit card account information. ...

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Conn. businesses warned of bogus Yellow Pages scam
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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HARTFORD — Small-business owners should be wary of a scam in which con artists are targeting companies, offering them bogus “Yellow Pages” listings in an attempt to get them to disclose financial information, Attorney General George Jepsen said Wednesday.
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Wells Fargo Commits as Presenting Sponsor of Inaugural Stamford Harbor Live Music Festival
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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Wells Fargo has committed to be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Stamford Harbor Live music festival, which is scheduled for May 28 at the northwest end of the harbor channel.
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Who's What Where - People On the move May 2011
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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Catherine Smith of North Branford, commissioner of the state's Department of Economic & Community Development, will also chair Connecticut Innovations Inc.
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Food Stamp Use Explodes In The Suburbs
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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Nhan Do, a supervisor at Five Star Farmers Market in Hartford, says she always schedules extra people to work the first three days of the month. Those are "big shopping days" for people who use food stamps.
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Can someone explain this to me? - Hartford Courant (blog)
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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Can someone explain this to me?
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to finance our way of life? Is selling alcohol and tobacco and firearms to out of state residents a sustainable basis for a state economy? I don't think so. By sharon on May 18, 2011 9:06 AM "that those states that got more back from our government ...

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EnContext Advertising Reveals V2.0 of its Video Tagging Solution Send
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Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone For WorldWide Use Send
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People's United Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands to ... - TheDay.com
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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People's United Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands to ...
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Among the foundation's distributions were grants totaling $167176 to United Way organizations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In Connecticut, the foundation disbursed $71500 to nonprofits in the greater ...

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Auto Racing Notebook: Clark involved in rare wreck at Star
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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Johnny Clark doesn't remember the last time he wrecked, guessing it was "at least five or six years ago." For the most part, the Farmingdale driver tries to stay clear of trouble from race to race.
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Demand high for Thursday IPO of LinkedIn
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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SAN FRANCISCO — Investors are clamoring to connect with the online networking service LinkedIn Corp. in the latest sign of the fervor for Internet companies that specialize in bringing together people with common interests.
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New Haven's Arts & Ideas festival gets $73,000 grant
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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NEW HAVEN — Organizers of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas said Tuesday the event, which kicks off next month, has received a $73,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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UTC exec. outlines how company is weathering the economy
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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HARTFORD — The chief executive of United Technologies Corp. said Tuesday that rising commodity prices and supply chain disruptions in Japan are causing some concerns, but orders are rising and the weak dollar is boosting the conglomerate’s exports.
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Small-business events planned in New Haven and beyond
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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Various events geared to small-business owners are taking place across the country this week in honor of National Small Business Week, including some today in the New Haven region and throughout Connecticut.
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New-home construction sinks in April
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes plummeted in April, dragged down by a major drop in apartment building.
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Brainerd Rotary leading community on a P(+)sitive Charge Send
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Malloy Wants Swift Legislative OK On Health Center Plan - Hartford Courant
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Malloy Wants Swift Legislative OK On Health Center Plan
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Dannel P. Malloy wants the legislature to take up his proposed transformation of the University of Connecticut Health Center as soon as possible, either during the current legislative session or, if necessary, during a special session. ...
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Supporters Change Paid-Sick-Leave Bill To Apply To Service Workers Only, In Final Push For Law
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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As a crucial vote on paid sick time approaches in the state Senate, supporters have watered down the bill to cover service workers only.
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Economists hope national job activity spurs local hiring - Ct Post
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Economists hope national job activity spurs local hiring
Ct Post
"I'd be bitterly disappointed if we don't see 2500 jobs plus," said Peter Gioia, a vice president and economist with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. "We're due for an uptick." Gioia said the national gains in employment, ...

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Hollander Foundation Donates Capitol Center Office Building For Apartments
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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The Capitol Center office building near Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford — vacant for more than a decade — could be converted into 40, mixed-income apartments, now that the six-story building has been donated to the same non-profit redeveloping the Swift factory in the city's North
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Edible Arrangements Launches Aggressive Expansion Plan
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Bartenders at Foxwoods Casino Vote To Form Union
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Bartenders and servers at Foxwoods Resort Casino expect to elect a bargaining unit next month after approving the formation of a labor union in a 133-90 vote Monday. The casino employs about 400 bartenders and servers.
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Windsor: Bank Employee Celebrates 40 Years On The Job
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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People Submitted by Kelly Kearney, Clarity Marketing, for Windsor Federal Savings, on 2011-05-17.   Kelly Kearney-Clarity Marketing Windsor Federal Savings President and CEO Mark Griffin congratulates employee Rosa Segars on her 40 years of service to the bank.
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National Urban League's Morial Visits Hartford With a Message: Use Government Spending To Create Jobs
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Those who worry about the state of Connecticut's urban poor in places like Hartford and Waterbury should recognize the assets they have in United Technologies, Aetna, The Hartford and Travelers, said Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, and the former mayor of New Orleans.
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Drug-Resistant Germ Scare Lures Biotechs to Antibiotics Drugmakers Ignore - Bloomberg
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Drug-Resistant Germ Scare Lures Biotechs to Antibiotics Drugmakers Ignore
Bloomberg
US sales of the top five antibiotics were a combined $6 billion in 2010, according to IMS Health Inc., a Norwalk, Connecticut-based research company. Pfizer Inc. (PFE)'s cholesterol pill Lipitor, designed to cut the chances of a heart attack, ...

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Record Number Of Tornadoes Caused $3.5 Billion To $6 Billion In Insured Losses, Experts Say
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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A record number of tornadoes that carved paths of wreckage in the South last month caused between $3.5 billion and $6 billion in insured losses, according to new estimates by Risk Management Solutions.
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Unions concede, purchasing decisions, CGA busy legislating - Connectcut Plus (blog)
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Unions concede, purchasing decisions, CGA busy legislating
Connectcut Plus (blog)
The Connecticut Insurance Department announced on its website that it is pending a decision on Aetna Health, Inc.'s request, filed on May 6, 2011 to “decrease rates by an average of 10 percent on individual health policies,” which, the CID announced, ...

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Senator Seeks Answers From Credit Rating Bureaus on Reported VIP Lists - Fox News
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Senator Seeks Answers From Credit Rating Bureaus on Reported VIP Lists
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The Connecticut Democrat wrote a letter Monday to Equifax, Experian and TransUnion about the reported separate system in which errors and disputes are resolved faster and with more attention than with other consumers, who must rely on an automated ...

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How You Can Invest Like John Paulson After His Latest 13F Filing
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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So, you want to invest like John Paulson ?A Following is a list of all the publicly traded common shares his hedge fund, Paulson & Co., held as of March 31st, 2011.A Note that this excludes all warrants, options, notes, and other convertible securities held by his fund.
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No unemployment for ex-Stratford cop LoSchiavo, state says - Ct Post
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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No unemployment for ex-Stratford cop LoSchiavo, state says
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Jon August, LoSchiavo's personal lawyer, said that he could not comment on Tuesday's Labor Board of Review ruling until he sees it firsthand. Richard Gudis, the lawyer for AFSCME Council 15 of the Connecticut Council of Police, which represents the ...

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Battle over benefits: Greenwich public-sector workers feeling the heat - Greenwich Time
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Battle over benefits: Greenwich public-sector workers feeling the heat
Greenwich Time
The pensions of educators are administered and paid by the State of Connecticut Teachers' Retirement Board, including that of former Superintendent of Schools Betty Sternberg. A former state education commissioner who led the Greenwich district from ...

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Paid Sick Leave Bill supported by state academics - Torrington Register Citizen
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Paid Sick Leave Bill supported by state academics
Torrington Register Citizen
Please protect and promote the health of Connecticut's workers, businesses and economy and vote to pass Bill No. 913. An Act Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees. Carol Clark, Professor of Economics, Trinity College Continued. ...
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Analysis: Dollar drop? You ain't seen nothin' yet if yuan jumps - Reuters
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Analysis: Dollar drop? You ain't seen nothin' yet if yuan jumps
Reuters
"People have been talking about dollar weakness, but we haven't seen anything yet," said Douglas Borthwick, managing director of Faros Trading in Stamford, Connecticut. "We're going to see dollar weakness across the board. For one, we expect
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Highlights of Connecticut labor savings deal - Norwich Bulletin
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Highlights of Connecticut labor savings deal
Norwich Bulletin
Increase employee contribution to 3 percent for retiree health care, affecting all employees. Phased in beginning July 1, 2013. — Imposes $35 emergency room co-pay; preauthorization needed for some procedures. — Provides new, value-based health and ...

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Connecticut Union Heads Agree To Revolutionary Health Reform - Connecticut Watchdog
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Connecticut Union Heads Agree To Revolutionary Health Reform
Connecticut Watchdog
In an enormously significant development, a handful of government officials and union leaders around the negotiating table have accomplished what politicians, civic leaders and health authorities have failed to do over the long years: They're putting ...

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Playing Wii Fit may ease COPD symptoms - ConsumerReports.org
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Playing Wii Fit may ease COPD symptoms
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“Finding an exercise routine that patients enjoy may help motivate them to exercise regularly,” said Jeffrey Albores, MD, of the University of Connecticut Health Center. For this study, patients used Wii Fit to run in place, step in place, ...
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Sex Offender Doctor Can Treat Patients Again - NBC Connecticut
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Sex Offender Doctor Can Treat Patients Again
NBC Connecticut
The Connecticut Medical Examining Board has decided to allow the gastroenterologist and internal medicine doctor to resume practicing medicine in Connecticut, Health I-Team reports. “It bothered me and it bothered other people on the board” Anne ...
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What To Do When A Natural Disaster Damages Your Home
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Deal Relies On 1000 Extra Jobs Lost To Attrition - Hartford Courant (blog)
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Deal Relies On 1000 Extra Jobs Lost To Attrition
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By Connecticut Citizen on May 17, 2011 12:26 PM Ya, smart move Norm and the rest of the NO voters on this deal. He'll come back on ya in 2 years if there is another deficit. What's wrong with totally free yearly checkups and a colonoscopy is usually ...
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The Rail: Are Horses Too Young for the Triple Crown?
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Sabina Louise Pierce, University of Pennsylvania, via A.P. Dr. Dean Richardson controlled Barbaro as he was transported from the pool after surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center on May 21, 2006.
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Europe Commodity Day Ahead: Soros Sheds Gold, Paulson Hangs On - San Francisco Chronicle
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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Europe Commodity Day Ahead: Soros Sheds Gold, Paulson Hangs On
San Francisco Chronicle
Gupta Secretly Defied McKinsey Before SEC's Tipster Accusation On a sunny Friday afternoon in June 2003, Rajat Gupta was greeted at his waterfront home in Westport, Connecticut, by scores of his McKinsey & Co. partners. They had come from London, ...

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BOJ chief sees only bubbles on horizon - The Japan Times
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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BOJ chief sees only bubbles on horizon
The Japan Times
With his nation's economy contracting under disaster damage of as much as ¥25 trillion ($310 billion), Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa is signaling that his biggest worry is inflation. ...

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