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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal meet in Australian Open semifinal – Bruce Jenkins – SI.com
they’ve drawn distinct lines in the sand when it comes to the punishing grind of the men’s tour. Nadal, fearing his body is approaching its expiration date, wants it shortened. Federer, that model of fitness and longevity, sees no need for change — and he probably speaks for the majority.
Geithner: Obama Wouldn’t Ask Me to Stay in a Second Term – Bloomberg
“He’s not going to ask me to stay on, I’m pretty confident,” Geithner said in an interview with Bloomberg Television today. “I’m confident he’ll be president. But I’m also confident he’s going to have the privilege of having another secretary of the Treasury.”
Greece Publishes List of 4,000 Tax Scofflaws – NYTimes.com
In a name-and-shame campaign aimed at getting tax evaders to pay up, the Greek government published a list of more than 4,000 people, including several household names, who owe a total of $19 billion to the cash-strapped state.
BBC News – Apple posts record $13.06bn quarterly profits, up 118%
Apple reported record-breaking net profits for the three months to 31 December 2011 of $13.06bn (£8.36bn), up 118% from the same period in 2010.
The Candidates’ Tax Returns – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com
A comparison of the 2010 taxes for the candidates who have released their returns.
President Obama Proposes Mortgage Refinances for ‘Responsible Borrowers’ – CNBC
“I’m sending this Congress a plan that gives every responsible homeowner the chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage, by refinancing at historically low interest rates. No more red tape. No more runaround from the banks,”
Germany has the economic strengths America once boasted – latimes.com
Germany with its manufacturing base and export prowess is the U.S. of yesteryear, an economic power unlike any of its European neighbors. It has thrived on principles America seems to have lost.
Showtime at the Apollo – NYTimes.com
The man who became famous with a speech declaring that we were one America, not opposing teams of red and blue states, presides over an America more riven by blue and red than ever.
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