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WEEK ONE HUNDRED & FORTY-SEVEN

November 6, 2011     Thousands of protesters encircled the White House in a show of numbers intended to persuade President Obama to stop a proposed oil pipeline from being built:

  • The Keystone XL pipeline would stretch 1,661 miles from Alberta to Texas' Gulf Coast and requires presidential approval because it crosses the U.S.-Canada border--environmentalists say the project is a key test of Obama's environmental credentials.

November 7, 2011

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WEEK ONE HUNDRED & FORTY-THREE

October 10, 2011     Just last week, a bear market seemed inevitable, but since then, stocks have surged four of the past five days, bringing the S&P's 500 index up 8.7%:

  • The latest jump came after the leaders of France and Germany pledged to come up with a far-reaching solution to the region's debt crisis by the end of the month--analysts said that the volatile period is probably going to continue as people try to work things out and get some sense of where we're heading in the future.

October 11, 2011

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