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  • Bottom Line Nation: How the Twinkie Made the Super-Rich Even Richer
    Behind the financial maneuvering at Hostess, an investigation by The New York Times found a blueprint for how private equity executives have amassed some of the greatest fortunes of the modern era.
    Michael Corkery and Ben Protess.  New York Times.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:00:44 GMT.
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  • U.S. Boosts Syria Anti-IS Forces, Urges Gulf Military Self-Reliance
    The United States will send 200 additional military personnel including special forces to the campaign against Islamic State in Syria to create a "tornado" of pressure against the group's Raqqa hub, U.S. ...
    Reuters.  New York Times.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:00:28 GMT.
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  • Pentagon Chief Announces Additional 200 U.S. Troops In Syria
    The United States is sending 200 additional military personnel to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters drive the Islamic State (IS) militant group from its stronghold in Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:06:48 +0000.
  • July Construction Starts Slip 2 Percent
    NEW YORK August 19, 2016, At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $586.3 billion, new construction starts in July fell 2% from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  Tue,23 Aug 2016 17:30:00 EST.
  • UFC Fight Night 102 Results And Bonuses: Biggest Winners And Losers From Albany, New York Card
    Derrick Lewis probably didn't add any moments to his personal highlight reel on Friday night in Albany, but he got the win over Shamil Abdurakhimov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 102. ...
    By Brian Mazique, Contributor.  Forbes.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0500.
  • KBW Announces Index Rebalancing for Fourth-Quarter 2016
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., a full-service, boutique investment bank and broker-dealer that specializes in the financial services sector, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. ...
    Business Wire.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:00:00 UTC.
  • World's First True Jet Backpack
    Technological advances in the last decade have made possible a dream of a usable, lightweight, jet-powered backpack that can fly for at least 10 minutes. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:49:00 -0500.
  • Giuliani out as Trump narrows diplomat pick
    Donald Trump plunged his quest for America's next top diplomat back into the spotlight by confirming that one frontrunner, outspoken former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, will not join his cabinet. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:47:01 -0500.
  • Wanhao USA Introduces the Duplicator 7 SLA 3D Printer
    MIAMI, Dec. 9, 2016 -- The Wanhao 3D printer family is growing! At the end of January 2017 Wanhao USA will begin shipping the all-new Duplicator 7 - A 405nm UV resin DLP 3D printer. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:21:00 EST.
  • Old School Approach Used to Build Workforce of the Future
    A rising tide of automation and some trade deals have cost the United States millions of manufacturing jobs in recent years, leaving many people unemployed or in jobs with poor pay, few benefits, and no future. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:09:26 -0500.
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The United States of America is a federal republic located in North America.  Its capital city is Washington, DC; and its largest cities include New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  The national currency is the US Dollar, which is equivalent to 100 cents.

English is the primary language used in the United States, and in 2007, the USA's estimated population was 301,140,000.

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