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January 13, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
TEHRAN - Word that the interim nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will go into effect this month for the most part was met positively in the Iranian capital, though some hard-liners reiterated their opposition. “Maybe our business will be better in six months or so,” said Amir Mosavi, 30, a downtown vendor of wrist watches and clocks, who, like many others, views the accord as a possible prelude to improvement for the nation's sluggish, sanctions-battered economy. In the money exchange market near the British Embassy, the Iranian rial rose slightly against the U.S. dollar, a sign of confidence for a currency pummeled in the past year by Western-led sanctions.
September 14, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said Saturday that the U.S.-Russia deal to identify and seize Syria's chemical weapons was “an important, concrete step” but left open the possibility that the United States would use military force if the agreement collapsed. “The international community expects the Assad regime to live up to its public commitments,” Obama said of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government. The president's statement came just hours after Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the deal in Geneva.
July 3, 2009 | Associated Press
A day after jumping to Detroit, Ben Gordon told a Chicago radio station Thursday that the Bulls never made a contract offer even though General Manager Gar Forman claimed re-signing him was their No. 1 priority. "I mean they didn't pursue me at all. They didn't even make an offer, so it was pretty much a one-man race," Gordon told ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago.
May 7, 1995
The March 26 "Deal of the Week" featured Avis' fly-drive packages to shuttle cars from Phoenix, Ariz., to California. Avis offered transportation to Phoenix, a rental car and seven nights' accommodation at Ramada, Howard Johnson or Days Inn for $299. It sounded like a bargain. When I phoned to inquire, I found out that it would cost $399 if I traveled by myself. I found a friend who wanted to go, so I phoned again. This time I learned that if we wanted to fly on a Friday or Saturday, there would be an extra charge.
February 8, 1994
The Bobbitt and Menendez brothers cases have a common denominator, anger. None of them knew how to properly deal with their anger. Anger is a reaction to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, not being heard, being discounted, used, abused, etc. If one is verbally attacked, it is better to say, "I feel that I am being attacked by you," rather than "you dumb S.O.B., you can't talk to me that way." The latter cuts off communication in a hostile fashion, the former opens the door for discussion.
July 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols. Two big names in baseball with two huge contracts. Mind-blowingly huge contracts. The New York Yankees and the Angels. Two teams stuck with two big-name players who haven't lived up to their mind-blowingly huge contracts. Not even close. But which team is stuck with the worse deal? Back in 2007, the Yankees re-signed A-Rod for 10 years and $275 million even though they were basically bidding against themselves. Still, they had secured a superstar who was still in his prime.
June 24, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
As of Monday afternoon, the NBA still had not approved the deal for Doc Rivers to join the Clippers as their new coach and for the Boston Celtics to receive a first-round pick in 2015 from L.A. The two sides had agreed in principle on the deal Sunday. According to one league official, the NBA has been waiting to get all the necessary paperwork from the Clippers, Celtics and Rivers' representatives. The official still expects the Rivers deal to be completed by Tuesday. Rivers was going to be paid $7 million per season over three years with the Clippers.
July 2, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
That'll shake things up in the National League West. Or maybe not. The Dodgers and Cubs completed their expected trade of relievers Tuesday, essentially exchanging bullpen disappointments. As it worked out, there was nothing in the deal to send critics of General Manager Ned Colletti screaming into the night. Not one prospect was involved in the deal, let alone a highly prized one. The Dodgers get Carlos Marmol, a one-time All-Star, the Cubs get Matt Guerrier, a onetime bullpen workhorse.
December 10, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - House lawmakers complained to Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday that a proposed nuclear deal with Iran yields too much by potentially opening the way for the Islamic Republic to continue enriching uranium at low levels. On Kerry's first visit to Congress to publicly explain the preliminary agreement reached in Geneva two weeks ago, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) said Iran “simply can't be trusted with enrichment technology.” “Iran, from our standpoint, does not need this technology to generate electricity,” he said.
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