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9:04 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Clinton leaves hospital after treatment for clot

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton departs the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul July 21, 2010
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been released from a New York hospital where she was treated for a blood clot in her head.

Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors advised her that she has been making progress on all fronts and are confident she will make a full recovery.

He says Clinton is appreciative of the excellent care she received at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is eager to get back to work. A date for her return to the State Department has not been set.

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4:39 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Stocks surge after Congress passes budget deal

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks roared higher on Wall Street and around the world after Congress passed a last-minute budget deal to avert sweeping tax hikes and government spending cuts.

The Dow Jones industrial jumped 308 points to close at 13,412 Wednesday, the first trading day of the year. That's the biggest gain the Dow has had since December 2011.

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4:27 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

'Fiscal cliff' standoff over, Obama back in Hawaii

President Barack Obama meeting with National Security Council chief of staff Denis McDonough on Dec. 29, 2009, in Kailua, Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A week after rushing to Washington to help end a tense, end-of-year standoff with Congress, President Barack Obama is back in Hawaii for vacation.

The president's annual visit to the state where he was born and spent much of his childhood was interrupted as he and members of Congress contended with the unfinished business of the "fiscal cliff" crisis that threatened to throw the economy back into recession.

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