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2009-07-21 09:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roll Call Group today announced it has agreed to acquire Congressional Quarterly from the Times Publishing Company.

2009-07-14 15:50:15

The amount of goods leaving factories in 16 countries that use the euro rose in May for the first time since last August, statistics indicate. But even with the 0.5 percent increase, Eurozone factory output remained 17 percent below the level of a year ago, the European Union's statistics office said Tuesday.

2009-06-29 23:34:02

The Los Angeles Police Department, hoping to improve relations with Muslims, has appointed the force's first Islamic chaplain, police officials said. Pakistan-born Sheik Qazi Asad, 47, will become a reserve chaplain at the North Hollywood station, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. We need to establish very good communication ...

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2009-06-29 14:55:20

The New York Times reported on Monday that it had collaborated with online encyclopedia Wikipedia to keep news of its kidnapped reporter in Afghanistan from going public for more than seven months.

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2009-06-16 16:39:49

Baseball superstar Sammy Sosa allegedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, sources told The New York Times. The Times said Tuesday lawyers with knowledge of the drug-testing results from that year did not know for which drug Sosa allegedly tested positive.

2009-06-04 11:55:00

MYSPACE VIDEO'S HIT GAME SHOW TO BE BROADCAST ON ICONIC DIGITAL BILLBOARD NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BFF Entertainment (http://www.bff.tv)is excited to celebrate Best Friends Day on June 8th. Join BFF and millions celebrating National Best Friends Day in the Times Square Pavilion.

2009-05-31 20:56:40

General Motors Corp. is set to file for bankruptcy protection and restructure its operations under the control of the U.S.

2009-05-21 12:28:36

Credit rating company Standard & Poor's held Britain's rating to triple A, but issued a threat to its standing, which shook London's stock markets Thursday. S&P said its assessment of Britain's credit was negative, as opposed to its previous assessment of stable, The Times of London reported. On official report said the British Treasury borrowed $13.29 billion in April, a record for the month.

2009-05-18 12:12:26

German automaker Volkswagen said Monday it had discontinued merger talks with Porsche, a day after Porsche said the talks would continue. Volkswagen said Porsche is lacking several fundamental conditions for the discussions, The Times of London reported. Porsche, however, called reports that the talks were over irritations and stuck to its claim that only Monday's meeting had been canceled. VW said earlier this month that Porsche's plans to further tie the companies together was half-hearted,...

2009-05-17 13:48:11

Police in England's Derbyshire county say three people were hurt when a stage collapsed during heavy winds at the Bearded Theory music festival. Derbyshire police said those hurt Saturday night received medical treatment for back and neck problems, along with a suspected broken wrist and shoulder, The Times of London Online reported Sunday. Sally Booth, a site manager at the festival in the village of Hulland Ward, credited emergency services for their response to the stage collapse, which...


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.