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While US argues, Germany faces budget surplus

10/17/2013 5:16am
While politicians in the United States argue about spending cuts, deficits and the debt ceiling, Germany faces a different discussion: What to do with a looming budget surplus.

World welcomes US budget deal but fears remain

10/17/2013 1:55pm
The world's disbelief at the political impasse in the U.S. turned to cautious relief Thursday as the country stepped back from the brink of default. But fears remain about another possible shutdown _ and, even worse, a possible default _ early next year.

Parts didn't breach failed airline engine's casing

10/17/2013 3:41pm
The outer casing of an engine that failed aboard a Spirit Airlines plane earlier this week wasn't breached by parts from inside the engine, contrary to initial reports provided to the National Transportation Safety Board, the board said Thursday.

Ex-UK leader: Governments key in hunger fight

10/17/2013 4:55pm
The discussion Thursday at the World Food Prize symposium about hunger and poverty in developing nations turned largely from the controversies of global warming and genetically modified crops and focused on governments and their role in solving social ills.