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Fireworks in homeland ahead of Dalai Lama’s Obama meeting

Fireworks in homeland ahead of Dalai Lama’s Obama meeting

Tibetans living near the birthplace of the Dalai Lama in northwest China welcomed Thursday’s scheduled meeting between their exiled spiritual leader and Barack Obama with a defiant show of fireworks.

Haiti shelter emergency as rain turns camps to mud

Haiti shelter emergency as rain turns camps to mud

Providing shelter for hundreds of thousands of homeless earthquake victims in Haiti jumped to the top of the country’s relief priorities on Thursday after heavy rain turned makeshift survivors’ camps into muddy quagmires.

Passions simmer over Moscow plans for Stalin V-Day

Passions simmer over Moscow plans for Stalin V-Day

Russian liberals and communists clashed on Thursday over plans to set up information booths in central Moscow depicting Soviet ruler Josef Stalin’s role in defeating Nazi Germany in 1945.

Wall St up on economy bets; futures off on Fed move

Wall St up on economy bets; futures off on Fed move

U.S. stocks rose for a third straight day on Thursday as investors viewed company results and manufacturing data as evidence the economic rebound will continue.

Oil pares gains after Fed raises discount rate

Oil pares gains after Fed raises discount rate

Oil pared gains in late Thursday trade after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it was raising the interest rate it charges banks for emergency loans.

Dollar jumps after Fed raises discount rate

Dollar jumps after Fed raises discount rate

The dollar jumped, pushing the euro to a ninth month low on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it was raising the interest rate it charges banks for emergency loans, citing improvement in financial market conditions.

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