Japan Shares Rise After Holiday As Yellen Lifts Optimism

All but one of the Topixs 33 industry groups gained . Honda Motor Co., which counts North America as its biggest market, added 3.3 percent. Nippon Express (9062) Co. jumped 4.6 percent after Nomura Holdings Inc. recommended the transport companys shares. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-12/japan-shares-rise-after-holiday-as-yellen-lifts-optimism.html

Make Washington's Birthday a Federal Holiday Again

And yet, when called upon unanimously by the members of the first Electoral College to serve as president, he responded to the call. Almost everything a modern president does and almost everything a modern president of the United States is somehow connects to the precedents Washington set during his eight years in office. He understood too well the responsibilities and the dangers associated with great power and that any one mans hold on it for too long would imperil the new nations democratic republican form of government. Just as it was with Washington, other men who held the nations highest office could have served more than two terms. But not until Franklin Roosevelt were any of them bold enough to challenge the precedent Washington set when he allowed for the peaceful transfer of power from one leader to another. The honor previously accorded him by the celebration of his birthday as a national holiday was lost in 1968 when Congress — under the terms of the so-called Long Weekend Act — moved if from February 22 to the nearest convenient Monday. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2014/02/14/george-washingtons-birthday-should-be-a-federal-holiday-again

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