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Romney confident as Floridians head to the polls (AP)

TAMPA, Fla. – Mitt Romney insisted Tuesday that his crushing South Carolina loss came after rival Newt Gingrich spent more to run negative ads, and said that sharper attacks against the former speaker have propelled him ahead in Florida. Romney said he was “outgunned” in South Carolina and claimed his campaign was “vastly outspent...
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Santorum, Paul campaign out West as Florida votes (AP)

LONE TREE, Colo. – Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are shrugging off expected losses in Florida’s primary Tuesday and say the Republican presidential contest won’t end anytime soon. Both GOP contenders were campaigning in Colorado, which holds its caucuses a week from Tuesday. Santorum says front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich would be poor...
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Romney confident as voters end heated Fla. primary (AP)

TAMPA, Fla. – Florida Republicans were putting an end to a raucous, big-spending, character-bashing primary campaign Tuesday as they decided whether a confident Mitt Romney or a defiant Newt Gingrich would win the state’s 50 delegates, the biggest prize of the GOP race so far. Romney grinned as he thanked campaign volunteers in Tampa,...
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Apple hires Dixons chief to drive global retail (Reuters)

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has hired Dixons Chief Executive John Browett, who revived the British electronics retailer by emphasizing customer service, to lead the iPad maker’s global retail expansion. Apple chief Tim Cook, making his first high-profile hire since taking the helm of the world’s largest technology company, lured the well-regarded industry...
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Greece says investor losses from debt swap may top 70 percent (Reuters)

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s private sector creditors could take a loss of more than 70 percent in a planned debt swap, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said on Tuesday. “There is a very serious discussion based on new facts. We are talking about a PSI much greater than the original,” he told lawmakers, referring to...
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Wall Street sags as data weighs (Reuters)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Tuesday as optimism over a possible deal by Greece in its debt wrangling dissipated after a batch of weaker-than-expected economic reports. Hopes that Greece would reach a deal with private creditors on a debt swap and receive a bailout to sidestep a chaotic default boosted market sentiment...
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In Hong Kong, you have to win the lottery to buy an iPhone (Yahoo! News)

In Hong Kong, you have to win the lottery to buy an iPhone 
    (Yahoo! News)

In an effort to combat scalping, Apple will only sell the iPhone 4S to lottery winners in the Chinese territor … Think lining up overnight for an iPhone launch is bad? Try snagging a new iPhone 4S in Hong Kong, where Apple recently implemented a lottery system in an effort to combat scalping. If you’re in Hong Kong...
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5 of the biggest unsolved mysteries in physics (Yahoo! News)

5 of the biggest unsolved mysteries in physics 
    (Yahoo! News)

We’ve learned so much from science, bet there’s plenty we still don’t understand The mysteries of the universe are as vast and wide as existence itself. Throughout history, mankind has searched and struggled to find the answers tucked away inside the universe and everything we see around us. As Deep Thought said in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the...
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Hackers attack large Brazilian bank (AP)

SAO PAULO, Brazil – A group of Internet hackers said Tuesday it took down the website of Brazil’s second largest private sector bank, one day after it did the same with the country’s largest private bank. The group that calls itself “Anonymous Brasil” said on Twitter: “Attention sailors: Target hit! The http://bradesco.com.br is sinking....
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Colbert’s Super PAC has raised over $1 million (AP)

NEW YORK – Stephen Colbert’s sway in the presidential election might be a joke, but he’s got some real financial muscle. The comedian disclosed Tuesday that his Americans for a Better Tomorrow “super” political action committee has raised a staggering $1.02 million. PACs were required to submit their financial reports to the Federal Election...
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