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Stocks open higher; Dow edges above 13,000 mark

Snip< The Dow Jones industrial average pushed above 13,000 in morning trading Friday after a measure of consumer sentiment came in stronger than analysts had expected.

Snip< The Dow rose 28 points to 13,011. That's an increase of 0.2 percent. United Technologies Corp. is the average's leading stock, up nearly 1 percent.


AIG posts huge 4th-quarter profit on tax benefit

Snip< Bailed-out insurer American International Group reported a $19.8 billion profit for the fourth quarter, after an accounting change that allowed the company to record an enormous one-time benefit.

Snip< Some of the allowance, related to the company's life insurance business, was not released, a determination that future profits are not as immediately certain there. It may still be released in the future, though, which would again add to the company's bottom line.


Arizona sheriff quits Romney campaign amid accusations

Snip< PHOENIX (Reuters) - A local sheriff resigned as a co-chair of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign in Arizona on Saturday after he was accused of threatening a former male lover with deportation to Mexico if he talked about their relationship.

Snip < Babeu acknowledged at a press conference on Saturday that he is gay and that he had a personal relationship with the man making the allegations, whom he identified only as "Jose."


Being a pill about the pill? Santorum vs US views

Snip < WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans don't share Rick Santorum's absolutist take on abortion. He's out of step on women in combat. He questions the values of the two-thirds of mothers who work. He's even troubled by something as commonplace as birth control - for married couples.

Snip< Birth control, even within marriage, violates his beliefs as a Roman Catholic. Last year Santorum told the Christian blog Caffeinated Thoughts that as president he would warn the nation about "the dangers of contraception" and the permissive culture it encourages. "Many of Christian faith have said, `Well, that's OK. Contraception is OK,'" he said. "It's not OK. It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. ... If it's not for purposes of procreation, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women."

From the Tampa Bay times.


No way does this nut job get the majority of the swing vote.

Rick Santorum’s mysterious, paradoxical manifesto, ‘It Takes a Family’: Character Sketch

Snip< Rick Santorum, who should be basking in his sudden star turn as the poll-vaulting anti-Romney, is the latest author to pay a political price for his literary ambitions. Making the rounds of last Sunday morning's talk shows, the former Pennsylvania senator came under fire for his unflattering comments about "radical feminists" in his half-forgotten 2005 book, It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. On "Meet the Press," host David Gregory challenged Santorum to defend his book's claim, "The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness." Rather than try to justify his implicit critique of women of childbearing years finding fulfillment in the workplace, Santorum vaguely affirmed a woman's right to choose her career and gallantly insisted that "the section was written in large part in cooperation" with his (non-working) wife, Karen.


Now the radical feminists are a threat to the family just like they say Gays are a threat. Come right out and say it Ricky, only straight white folks are traditional family.

GM to move all salaried workers to 401K plans

Snip < General Motors Co. is eliminating traditional pensions for all U.S. salaried employees, but the automaker is softening the blow by giving all salaried workers an extra week of vacation.

Snip < Starting Oct. 1, the approximately 19,000 U.S. salaried employees hired before 2001 will be moved to that plan as well. However, they will retain the traditional pension benefits they earned up to that date.


Bank of American Downgraded

Snip < A Citi analyst on Tuesday lowered his investment rating on Bank of America Corp. after a recent rise in the company's share price, saying he believes other analysts are too optimistic in predicting profit growth over the next two years.


Pete Hoekstras Racist election ad prior to last nights Super Bowl

I am pretty sure this was only seen in Michigan. This is one sick Racist fuck running against Debbie Stabenow.

Moonshiners, anyone else watch this show?

I wouldn't mind some of that apple pie.

Went to buy new Cooper tires, 8-10 week wait.

Anyone live near the Cooper plant? I heard from my brother in laws tire supplier that another plant is going on strike. Trying to buy American but don't know if I can wait ten weeks and can't have mix and match tires on our car.
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