Germany Calls S.P. Downgrade Threat a Spur to Act on Euro
New York Times   

German officials called warnings about potential downgrades for the euro area “encouragement” to get a deal this week — even as S.P. extended its threat to include the bloc’s main bailout fund.

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Mine Owner to Pay $200 Million in West Virginia Explosion
New York Times   

A source close the investigation said the parent company of Massey Energy, owner of a West Virginia mine where an explosion in 2010 killed 29 men, would pay to settle a criminal investigation.

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Around the World in One Movie: Film Financing’s Global Future
New York Times   

Sophisticated filmmakers who once relied on American studios for backing are turning to a globe-straddling independent finance system for their most expensive projects.

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Gingrich, Rising in Field, Seeks Big Donors
New York Times   

At a time when most of the Republican candidates are hustling for votes, Newt Gingrich must build a fund-raising infrastructure that can give him staying power to compete beyond the early states.

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On Facebook, N.Y.C. Police Officers Maligned West Indian Paradegoers
New York Times   

Some New York City police officers who commented about the West Indian Day Parade appear to have violated department rules barring officers from “disrespectful remarks” about race or ethnicity.

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More Public Sector Workers Are Retiring
New York Times   

The change reflects demographics, in part, but also government cost-cutting that has resulted in less generous pay and benefits.

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More state bills are targeting abortion
USA Today   

State legislatures are weighing many bills to restrict abortion rights in a blitz that could prompt the Supreme Court to revisit the issue.

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