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Oct 7, 2011

Insight: Occupy Wall St, the start of a new protest era?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Paul Friedman met the rag-tag youth camped out near Wall Street to protest inequality in the American economy, he felt he was witnessing the start of a protest movement not seen in America since the 1960s.

And Friedman should know. The 64-year-old was a student organizer during the anti-Vietnam War movement, protesting from 1964 for 11 years until the war ended. He also joined Civil Rights actions against racial segregation in America.

Oct 5, 2011

Wall Street protest grows as unions swell ranks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Anti-Wall Street demonstrations swelled on Wednesday, as nurses, transit workers and other union members joined a rally at the heart of New York’s financial district to complain about unfairness in the U.S. economy.

College students walked out of classes in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has grown in less than three weeks from a ragged group in downtown Manhattan to protesters of all ages demonstrating from Seattle to Tampa.

Oct 4, 2011

Michael Lewis sees messy end for Greece

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Greece will default on its debts, Ireland could too and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be forced out as Europe’s financial crisis plays out, author Michael Lewis predicted on Tuesday.

The writer who began his career exposing the culture of excess at Salomon Brothers in “Liar’s Poker” is promoting his latest book “Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World,” published this week by W.W. Norton.

Oct 4, 2011

Author Lewis sees messy end for Greece, Merkel exit

NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Greece will default on its
debts, Ireland could too and Greek Prime Minister George
Papandreou and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be forced
out as Europe’s financial crisis plays out, author Michael
Lewis predicted on Tuesday.

The writer who began his career exposing the culture of
excess at Salomon Brothers in “Liar’s Poker” is promoting his
latest book “Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World,”
published this week by W.W. Norton.

Sep 30, 2011

Is Christie conservative enough for Tea Party?

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Is tough-talking Republican Chris Christie tough enough for the Tea Party?

Christie’s potential entry into a 2012 White House race dominated by conservatives would electrify the campaign but trigger scrutiny of his record as a Republican governor in heavily Democratic New Jersey.

Sep 22, 2011

Former President Clinton to put out book on jobs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bill Clinton is no longer president but says he is so concerned about the bleak U.S. economic outlook that he will set out his blueprint for America in a new book to be published in November.

Clinton’s “Back to Work” lays out the former president’s plan to get the country “back into the future business,” Knopf Chairman and Editor in Chief Sonny Mehta said in a statement.

Sep 12, 2011

America mourns Sept 11 dead with somber ceremonies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Children yearned for lost parents and grown men and women sobbed in raw grief on the hard stone bearing the names of nearly 3,000 dead as America commemorated the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

The name of every person killed in al Qaeda’s hijacked plane attacks was read on Sunday in the nearly five-hour-long centerpiece of a heart-wrenching ceremony where the World Trade Center twin towers stood.

Sep 11, 2011

Americans mark 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Americans on Sunday
remembered the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, and the nearly 3,000
people who died in the hijacked plane attacks as authorities
worked to ensure the emotional 10th anniversary was peaceful.

Law enforcement authorities in New York and Washington were
on high alert against what was described as a “credible but
unconfirmed” threat of an al Qaeda plot to attack the United
States again a decade after the toppling of the World Trade
Center’s twin towers by hijacked airliners. [ID:nN1E78815V]

Sep 9, 2011

Decade after September 11, New Yorkers ready to move on

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The attacks of September 11, 2001 changed life in the United States forever, but 10 years after the devastating hit, New Yorkers have learned to live in a more dangerous world and are ready to move on.

Police heightened security in New York on Friday in response to a credible but unconfirmed threat of an al Qaeda plot to attack the city again on the anniversary of the downing of the World Trade Center towers by hijaked airplanes.

Sep 6, 2011

Giuliani & Bloomberg – NY mayors linked by Sept 11

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Had it not been for the Sept.
11 attacks, neither Rudy Giuliani nor Michael Bloomberg would
have such high profiles on the American political stage.

If Giuliani is always remembered as the 9/11 mayor of New
York City for his leadership in the days of fear that followed,
then Bloomberg will be recalled as the mayor who cajoled New
Yorkers to focus on the future after the worst tragedy in their
history.