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Banned French striker Nicolas Anelka on Friday revealed he will leave West Bromwich Albion with immediate effect. "Following discussions between the club and me, proposals have been made to me that I rejoined the group under certain conditions," Anelka wrote on his official Twitter account. Wishing to keep my integrity, so I decided to free myself and to terminate the contract linking me with West Bromwich Albion until 2014 as of now." Anelka's contract with the Baggies was set to expire at the end of the season and it had already been reported that he was considering quitting the Hawthorns after growing disillusioned over the controversy surrounding his now infamous use of what many regard as an anti-semitic gesture to celebrate a goal in West Brom's 3-3 draw at West Ham on December 28.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he thinks a bipartisan Senate deal to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed isn't feasible, a remark that suggested the agreement is in trouble in the Republican-run House.
The stock market was little changed in afternoon trading Friday, alternating between small gains and losses. Investors remained focused on the developing crisis in Ukraine, with many buying up utilities in a bid for lower-risk stocks.