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Filipino clans, celebrities dominate midterm polls

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — From Imelda Marcos to Manny Pacquiao, familiar names of political clans and celebrities dominated the ballots in the Philippines' congressional and local elections Monday, making them a contest of popularity first and reform second. Continue reading

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Business, labor reach deal on low-skilled worker visas

Business and labor officials compromised on worker visas that stood in the way of reform. Continue reading

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Business, labor reach deal on low-skilled worker visas

Business and labor officials compromised on worker visas that stood in the way of reform. Continue reading

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How tax return could affect ’14 health costs

For many Americans, the health reform law passed in 2010 will forevermore tie their health to their taxes. And even though the big changes required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don’t start until 2014, the tax impact starts now. Continue reading

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Some illegal immigrants step forward to reshape debate

More illegal immigrants “come out” in hopes of garnering support for immigration reform. Continue reading

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New Pope ‘Needs To Put House In Order’

As cardinals prepare to elect a new Pope, there is a growing chorus from those within the Catholic Church for urgent reform. Continue reading

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Frost & Sullivan: Southeast Asian Aviation Industry Poised for Success with the Implementation of Open Skies Policies by 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 11,2013 /PRNewswire/ –The recent continued reform of various agreements is expected to drive the development of ‘Open Skies’ policies in various regions of Southeast… Continue reading

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Austrian cardinal: a conservative open to reform

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn is a soft-spoken conservative who is ready to listen to those espousing reform. That profile that could appeal to fellow cardinals looking to elect a pontiff with widest-possible appeal to the world's 1 billion Catholics. Continue reading

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Argentine president rejects constitution reform, backs judicial changes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez told Congress on Friday she will not push for a constitutional overhaul that would let her run for a third consecutive term but will go ahead with a broad judicial reform proposal. Fernandez, who has been in power for six years, will now have to step down after the next presidential election in 2015. Some of her supporters had sought a constitutional change allowing her to stand again. Continue reading

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Reformer’s drive to change Indonesia state firms hits roadblocks

JAKARTA (Reuters) – On an overcast Saturday in early January, the man in charge of modernizing Indonesia's state companies suddenly lost control of his prototype electric sports car and ploughed into the side of a mountain in East Java. State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan was unhurt, but the $300,000 bright red “Tucuxi”, dubbed “Indonesia's Ferrari” by local media, was a write-off. It looks like his chances of pulling off an ambitious reform of the bloated state sector are heading the same way. Continue reading

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