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Jun 8, 2011

Pressure mounts on Weiner to quit

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Representative Anthony Weiner withstood calls from fellow Democrats and Republicans to resign on Wednesday as questions mounted if the fiery liberal can politically survive his online sex scandal.

“I think his hope and instinct is that he can stick it out,” said a senior New York Democrat, asking not to be identified by name. “We’ll see.”

Jun 8, 2011

Pressure mounts on Tweeting U.S. lawmaker to quit

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative
Anthony Weiner withstood calls from fellow Democrats and
Republicans to resign on Wednesday as questions mounted if the
fiery liberal can politically survive his online sex scandal.

“I think his hope and instinct is that he can stick it
out,” said a senior New York Democrat, asking not to be
identified by name. “We’ll see.”

Apr 26, 2011

Film probes baseball scapegoat who keeps mystique

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney sought escape from his previous work on war, torture and high financial crimes when he decided to make a film about baseball.

Yet like a successful batter who eventually returns to home plate, Gibney found his way back to the darker side of the American psyche while examining a notorious chapter in the national pastime.

Apr 25, 2011

Turkey’s Karsan offers to build taxis in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) – Turkish manufacturer Karsan
(KARSN.IS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has promised to assemble cars in Brooklyn if it wins
New York’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” concession, potentially returning
auto making to the city for the first time in a century.

Karsan is a finalist along with Nissan (7201.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Ford
(F.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to build a taxi cab that would replace the 16 models now
authorized, a contract estimated to be worth more than $1
billion over 10 years.

Apr 22, 2011

Dhoni joins newsmakers, pop stars on Time 100 list

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Previously unknown newsmakers from Egypt and Japan joined pop stars and politicians on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world released on Thursday.

The list includes pop culture giants such as Justin Bieber and Oprah Winfrey plus the lesser known Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Internet activist who helped topple President Hosni Mubarak, and Takeshi Kanno, a Japanese doctor who refused to leave behind victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Apr 21, 2011

Newsmakers join pop stars on Time 100 list

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Previously unknown newsmakers from Egypt and Japan joined pop stars and politicians on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world released on Thursday.

The list includes pop culture giants such as Justin Bieber and Oprah Winfrey plus the lesser known Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Internet activist who helped topple President Hosni Mubarak, and Takeshi Kanno, a Japanese doctor who refused to leave behind victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Apr 18, 2011

If U.S. loses triple-A, its citizens will pay

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar would dive. The housing and auto industry recoveries could sputter. And the global economy might wobble.

Such are the more dire predictions if the United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating, a possibility after the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Monday revised it’s outlook for America’s credit score due to the lack of action by the government in reducing its budget deficit.

Apr 18, 2011

Analysis: If U.S. loses triple-A, its citizens will pay

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar would dive. The housing and auto industry recoveries could sputter. And the global economy might wobble.

Such are the more dire predictions if the United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating, a possibility after the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Monday revised its outlook for America’s credit score due to the lack of action by the government in reducing its budget deficit.

Apr 12, 2011

Shale gas pollutes more than coal, study finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An abundant source of U.S. natural gas widely seen as a cleaner alternative to oil and coal is in reality the fossil fuel that creates the most greenhouse gas emissions, a study concludes.

The paper led by Cornell University ecology professor Robert Howarth raised howls of protest from the gas industry, which said the document was political.

Apr 11, 2011

Number of New York City homeless reached record in 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Homelessness has reached an all-time high in New York City because of the recession and the policies of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who once vowed to cut homelessness by two-thirds.

City officials complained that the report by the Coalition for the Homeless was skewed and overlooked an improvement in the current fiscal year, but acknowledged public spending cuts impeded their efforts to combat homelessness.

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      "Daniel Trotta joined Reuters as a correspondent in 1993, starting in Nicaragua and moving Mexico City (1996) and Madrid (2000) before coming to New York in 2005. As a U.S. General News correspondent, his specialty is writing the lead story on major breaking news. Trotta also travels the United States producing in-depth features and helps edit the national news file from the Reuters headquarters in New York. Outside the office, he is the manager of the New York Express of the New York City Metro Baseball League."
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