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China Shows Signs of Abating Over Disputed Waters Confrontation

A top US commander said Tuesday that China’s friction has been ebbing over the months as the Communist country has been observed to be indulging in fewer confrontations with its neighbors.

Protesters Of Occupy DC Musing Measures To Deal With Ban On Overnight Camping

Occupy DC, predecessor of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) that took place last year in New York is facing a new problem which came into being when National Park Service authorities ordered the activists to cease camping overnight at the sites which are a few block away from the President's abode 'The White House'.

Google's new search update may be investigated for privacy issues

A consumer protection government agency of the United States might soon launch a probe into Google’s latest search update which is believed to have issues with privacy and competition.

Continental cancels 6 more flights on pilot sickout

United Continental Holdings Inc.'s Continental Airlines canceled six more flights today, adding up to the 24 flights canceled yesterday, because of pilots who said they were too ill to work.

Home prices continue to slide--Case-Shiller index

The ongoing fall in home prices in all the major U.S. cities for the eighth month in a row in February could bring back the prices of the housing sector to the same levels of the recession in 2009, finds a new survey.

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Landstar


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, trucking and logistics company Landstar System(Nasdaq: LSTR) earned a respected four-star ranking.

This week in college basketball

Washington -- This week in college basketball for USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll ranked teams:

Monday

(5) Kansas State 89, Alcorn State 55.

(22) Washington 94, Portland 72.

Tuesday

(4) Kansas 81, (14) Memphis 68 at New York.

(7) Syracuse 72, (8) Michigan State 58 at New York.

(18) Purdue 76, Valparaiso 58.

Wednesday

(1) Duke 83, Bradley 48.

(3) Pittsburgh 70, Delaware State 42.

(6) Connecticut 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 54.

(11) Missouri 85, Vanderbilt 82 (OT).

(12) Villanova 65, Pennsylvania 53.
(15) San Diego State 77, California 57.

(16) Kentucky 72, (23) Notre Dame 58 at Louisville, Ky.
(17) Illinois 74, Oakland 63.

This week in college basketball

Washington -- This week in college basketball for USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll ranked teams:

Monday

(5) Kansas State 89, Alcorn State 55.

(22) Washington 94, Portland 72.

Tuesday

(4) Kansas 81, (14) Memphis 68 at New York.

(7) Syracuse 72, (8) Michigan State 58 at New York.

(18) Purdue 76, Valparaiso 58.

Wednesday

(1) Duke 83, Bradley 48.

(3) Pittsburgh 70, Delaware State 42.

(6) Connecticut 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 54.

(11) Missouri 85, Vanderbilt 82 (OT).

(12) Villanova 65, Pennsylvania 53.

(15) San Diego State 77, California 57.

(16) Kentucky 72, (23) Notre Dame 58 at Louisville, Ky.

(17) Illinois 74, Oakland 63.

Pay for salaried GM staff still frozen

Washington -- General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Daniel Akerson in Washington Friday said salaried staff would see no raises for another year.

Speaking at the Economic Club before a meeting with the Treasury Department's top corporate pay official Kenneth Feinberg, Akerson said GM would "lead by example," The Detroit News reported.

He also called for "greater flexibility" in pay issues and said GM had lost some executive staff due to pay restrictions imposed by the government, which loaned GM $49.5 billion in emergency aid last year.

This week in college basketball

Washington -- This week in college basketball for USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll ranked teams:

Monday
(5) Kansas State 89, Alcorn State 55.

(22) Washington 94, Portland 72.

Tuesday

(14) Memphis vs. (4) Kansas at New York.

(8) Michigan State vs. (7) Syracuse at New York.

(18) Purdue at Valparaiso.

Wednesday

Bradley at (1) Duke.

Delaware State at (3) Pittsburgh.

Fairleigh Dickinson at (6) Connecticut.

Vanderbilt at (11) Missouri.

(12) Villanova at Pennsylvania.

(15) San Diego State at California.

(23) Notre Dame vs. (16) Kentucky at Louisville, Ky.
Oakland at (17) Illinois.

Boise State at (19) Nevada-Las Vegas.