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S.E.C. Says It Missed Signals on Madoff Fraud Case
By ALEX BERENSON and DIANA B. HENRIQUES
The commission said that there were repeated opportunities to uncover the alleged scheme by Bernard L. Madoff, a Wall Street executive.
Morgan Stanley Posts $2.36 Billion Loss in Quarter
By LOUISE STORY 19 minutes ago
Revenues in every corner of the bank fell, even when compared to last quarter, showing a deteriorating environment that cut across businesses.
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Bomb Near Police Station in Baghdad Kills 18 People
By ERIC OWLES and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON 7 minutes ago
A bomb in a minibus exploded near a parking lot of the Iraqi traffic police in Baghdad on Wednesday.
As Privacy Ends for Kennedy, a Rough Path Awaits
By ADAM NAGOURNEY and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
Caroline Kennedy’s decision to enter politics represents a gamble on her carefully cultivated reputation.
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Protesters Unfurl Banners at Acropolis
By ANTHEE CARASSAVA 26 minutes ago
The banners proclaimed “Resistance” in four languages and called for mass demonstrations across Europe over the shooting death of a teen by police in Athens.
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Tom Vilsack is a strong proponent of renewable energy.
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Bush Prepares Crisis Briefings to Aid Obama
By PETER BAKER
The White House has created contingency plans to help Barack Obama in the event of an early crisis.
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M.T.A. Is Poised to Vote on a Draconian Budget
By SEWELL CHAN 8 minutes ago
The transportation authority, facing a dire financial crisis, is set to vote on service cuts and fare increases.
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