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  • Here's what the Fed could have bought with QE3

    For perspective, if the Fed were allowed to buy stocks, at current prices it could have bought Apple, Google and Microsoft for that sum -- with General Motors and Ford thrown into the mix, with $44 billion left over.

  • Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists. The military casualties came as fighting intensified in the past two weeks,...

  • Government said to suppress evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight spent...

  • Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An emotional Philippine president has called his opponents desperate and says many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb. Benigno Aquino III said in his annual state of the nation address before Congress Monday that he could not avoid...

  • Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

    MILAN (AP) — Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan on Monday confirmed Bergonzi's death on Friday. No cause was given. Born in the province of Parma not far...

  • Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian land. Khaled Meshaal tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He says, quote,...

  • Projects in 5 counties fight blight, boost housing

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says projects in five Michigan counties are getting a share of more than $2.5 million to help fight blight and create senior housing. The work is planned for Berrien, Calhoun, Genesee, Ingham and Kalamazoo counties. The state announced funding last week....

  • Corpus Christi enforces stricter drought rules

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas city still struggling with drought has started enforcing tougher water-use restrictions. Corpus Christi began enforcement Monday of Stage 2 conservation for all city water customers. Sprinkler irrigation is limited to one day per week — the same...

  • Britain reopens way for fracking

    LONDON (AP) — Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has...

  • Iraqi officials: 14 bodies found in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say that 14 bullet-riddled bodies have been found in different areas of the capital, Baghdad. The discovery is a grim reminder of the sectarian killing that engulfed Iraq in 2006 and 2007. Two police officers and a morgue official say the bodies were dumped in...

  • MD--Mid-Atlantic Daybook

    Associated Press Mid-Atlantic Daybook for Monday, July 28. MID-ATLANTIC The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep The Associated Press in mind when news develops. Contact the...

  • Instead of impeachment, can House vote to overturn Obama executive order?

    The White House has fueled talk that House Republicans might move to impeach President Obama if he uses executive authority to enact far-reaching changes in immigration policy. "The president acting on immigration reform will certainly up the likelihood that [Republicans] would contemplate...

  • Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday. The strikes followed an almost 12-hour pause in fighting and came as...

  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the...

  • Cuomo headed to western New York for announcement

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to make a public appearance in Buffalo, his first appearance in upstate New York's largest city since a published report said his administration interfered with the corruption panel the governor created. Cuomo is expected to make an economic...



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