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  • After an eight-month nationwide search, the state Board of Education will vote on Wednesday to approve Stefan Pryor , Newark's deputy mayor for economic development, as state education commissioner, said board chairman Allan Taylor .

    Conn. Schools Turn to Newark

  • In Syria—where the media haven't been allowed to report on the eight-month uprising against the Assad regime—the ambassador has taken a high-profile role in supporting, and to some degree publicizing, the street-protest movement, in which the United Nations estimates more than 3,000 people have been killed.

    U.S. Ambassador to Syria Leaves on Safety Threat

  • Mortgage rates dropped to an eight-month low last week, with 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaging 4.39% for the week ended Thursday, according to a survey by Freddie Mac.

    Collateral Damage Could Include Higher Mortgage Rates

  • The three-day losing streak put a dent in the nearly eight-month bull run of Treasurys, considered a safe haven when other markets are in turmoil.

    Easing Fears Hurts Treasurys

  • The town was scene at the end of October of the first major fighting between troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and army defectors in the eight-month uprising against his rule.

    Egypt: elections on as protests continue - Thursday 24 November

  • LONDON — U.K. factory-gate inflation accelerated to an eight-month high in January, adding to the price pressures that could prompt the Bank of England to raise interest rates in the coming months.

    U.K. Factory-Gate Inflation Accelerates

  • The yen reached a one-month low versus the greenback as U.S. jobless claims dropped last week to the least since July 2008 and two-year Treasury yields were at almost an eight-month high.

    Dollar rises versus most peers on sign unemployment may decline

  • A wise foreign policy that first and foremost protects America's interests would have supported — or at least not discouraged — an eight-month orderly transition and would have worked off-camera to undermine any role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a reconstituted Egyptian government.

    Riding the Uncertain Tiger of the Revolution in Egypt

  • And on the subject of how he transformed himself from "The Tonight Show" host into a multimedia star - albeit one who got whomped by Jon Stewart in January - Conan still sounds so bitter when he tells Fortune that, during his eight-month sentence of being off TV, his people began to hear that NBC was not happy with the things he was saying on Twitter.

    Matthew Perry's 'Mr. Sunshine' pulls in 10.5 million viewers

  • On Sept. 9, the last day of the legislature's eight-month session, Mr. Brown failed to pass a plan to rework state tax breaks after GOP senators balked.

    In California, More Cuts Are in the Cards


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