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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Prosecutor tapped to head FBI known for role in Bush-era surveillance standoff - U.S. News

The man poised to be the next head of the FBI is a former prosecutor respected by both sides of the aisle who may be best known for his role in a Hollywood-esque Washington showdown that thwarted the reauthorization of a controversial surveillance program.

Prosecutor tapped to head FBI known for role in Bush-era surveillance standoff - U.S. News

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NYTimes: Woods’s Strong Start Is Lost Amid PGA Tour Drama http://nyti.ms/113s0jn

Letter sent to Bloomberg contained ricin, preliminary test shows

This is what the gun crazies are upon to now.

Consumer confidence at 5-year high - May. 28, 2013


Consumer confidence surged to a five-year high in May, fueled by increased optimism about an improving job market.

The Consumer Confidence Index, which gauges how consumers feel about the economy each month, rose to 76.2 in May -- its highest reading since February 2008, according to research firm The Conference Board.


Consumer confidence at 5-year high - May. 28, 2013

Smithfield Foods to be bought by Chinese firm Shuanghui International


Smithfield Foods, whose signature hams helped make it the world’s largest pork producer, is being bought by a Chinese firm in a deal that marks China’s most significant takeover of an American consumer brand.
The $7.1 billion takeover by Shuanghui International touches several sensitive fronts at once — the quick rise of Chinese investment in the U.S., the acquisition of Smithfield’s animal genetic and other technology by a country considered America’s chief global competitor, and the wisdom of giving a major Chinese food company a foothold in the U.S.


Smithfield Foods to be bought by Chinese firm Shuanghui International

Monday, May 27, 2013

IRAQ IS HELL: 450 MURDERED THIS MONTH - http://huff.to/18oaQWb

BAGHDAD — A coordinated wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 66 people and maiming nearly 200 as insurgents step up the bloodshed roiling Iraq.