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World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Q+A - Policy impact of Republican gains in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Republican gains in the U.S. Congress could have a profound effect on policy, from climate change legislation to the budget deficit.

Technology 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Will Kinect beat Wii at its own game?

b>NEW YORK:/bCaryn Bailey, a 32-year-old blogger and mother of two, is impressed with Microsoft's new Kinect game-control system. But she already owns the Wii from rival Nintendo, and she's not ready to shell out hundreds of dollars to switch.

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Exuberant Republicans promise to roll back Obama agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exuberant Republican leaders promised on Wednesday to exercise their new power in Congress to slash spending, create jobs and reduce government -- and said they hoped President Barack Obama would work with them.

Lifestyle 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Vera Wang: 20 tips learned over 20 years

NEW YORK (AP) - To make a name for yourself in fashion, especially a household name, there is a lot to learn about timing, trends, egos. Vera Wang has mastered many of those lessons in the 20 years she has led her own namesake company.

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Congress in 'lame-duck' session after election

REUTERS - Now that the U.S. midterm elections are over, Congress is scheduled to hold a special work period called a

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Republicans claim mandate to roll back Obama agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exuberant Republicans on Wednesday vowed to slash the size of the U.S. government and challenge President Barack Obama's agenda after voters swept them back into power in the House of Representatives.

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Weakened at home, Obama could look abroad for gains

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama could turn to foreign policy as a way to claw back popularity after his midterm elections setback, which has left him weakened in domestic politics.

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

California rejects climate law challenge

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California ballot measure that sought to suspend the state's landmark global warming law failed at the polls on Tuesday, marking a big victory for environmentalists and the growing alternative energy sector.

World 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sarkozy to woo China's Hu ahead of G20 summit

BEIJING (Reuters) - President Hu Jintao's visit to France and Portugal this week is a chance for Beijing to use its economic clout to defuse trade tensions with Europe, while Paris hopes to win China's support for a bold agenda of G20 reforms.

World 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell to resign

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell, whose popularity has been battered by a new sales tax policy, announced his resignation on Wednesday saying he had become a distraction for the government.