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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14, 2010

CHILD LABOR ACCUSATIONS AGAINST PHILIP MORRIS Human Rights Watch to release report documenting alleged abuses of workers by US cigarette makers in Kazakhstan tobacco fields. (NYT)

SURPRISE EARNINGS REPORT FROM INTEL SPURS GLOBAL MARKETS World stock markets advance on better-than-expected earnings from chipmaking giant Intel that ease fears of stalled global recovery. (Bloomberg)

WHITE HOUSE TO MAKE CASE THAT STIMULUS HAS SAVED OR CREATED 3 MILLION JOBS Report on Wednesday aims to lift sagging confidence in Obama’s economic leadership, as President’s poll numbers dip again. (Reuters)

HIGH-LEVEL BICKERING AMONG DEMOCRATS AHEAD OF MID-TERM ELECTIONS Speaker Nancy Pelosi snipes at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs after president’s top spokesman says that Democrats could lose control of the House in the November election. (Politico)

TYPHOON HITS PHILIPPINES, KILLING AT LEAST NINE AND FLOODING CAPITAL More than half of the main northern island of Luzon, which includes Manila, was without electricity. Meanwhile, death toll from rain-triggered landslides rose to 37 in western China. (AP)

BONUS NEW GUIDELINES PROPOSED FOR ALZHEIMER’S DIAGNOSES Tests involving brain imaging can now be used clinically in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. If adopted, guidelines would be the first major update in diagnostic criteria for the disease since 1984. (ABC)

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