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Rally_22Dec14.jpg President Barack Obama has recently seen a notable improvement in his approval rating, according to the results of Gallup's daily tracking poll. The poll showed that Obama's approval rating has risen to a three-day rolling average of 47 percent from 45 percent.
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Peter-Thomas-King-122314.jpg Congressman Peter King, R-N.Y., on Monday continued to put some of the blame for the murder of two New York police officers on anti-police rhetoric by the media and government officials. King specifically pointed to comments by President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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GermanGFK-121914.jpgGerman consumer confidence is set to improve to an eight-year high at the start of the year on strong gains in economic expectations and willingness-to-buy as the current economic weakness is expected to be temporary, the market research group GfK said Friday. The forward-looking consumer confidence index climbed to 9 for January, the highest since December 2006, from 8.7 in December.
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Pain relievers like ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories may reduce the risk of one type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The study, published in the journal Cancer, surveyed data on 200,000 people in Denmark. Eighteen thousand of the participants had been diagnosed with either basal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma or SCC.
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Stocks have moved modestly higher in early trading on Monday, extending the upward move seen over the three previous sessions. The major averages have all moved to the upside, although buying interest has remained somewhat subdued.
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After a few weekends of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" landing at number one at the box office, Ridley Scott's biblical drama "Exodus: Gods and Kings" should easily be the top overall draw this weekend, with Christian Bale starring in the 3,300-theater release from distributor Fox.
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The former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been expelled from the Communist Party of China or CPC and prosecutors have opened an investigation into his suspected crimes and decided to arrest him, the official Xinhua News Agency reported citing a government statement. Zhou's expulsion from the CPC...
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