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Oil Eases but Stays Above $53 in Asia

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Oil prices eased Tuesday in Asia but stayed above $53 a barrel on hopes that the U.S. government's move to purge ailing banks of up to $1 trillion of toxic assets could speed up economic recovery.

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Asian Stocks Rise on US Bank Plan; Europe Mixed

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Asian stock markets extended their rally Tuesday after Wall Street surged on hopes a U.S. plan to rid banks of festering debts at the heart of the financial crisis will revive growth. European markets were mixed in early trade.

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Stocks Surge on Bank Plan, Rise in Home Sales

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Wall Street got the news it wanted on the economy's biggest problems — banks and housing — and celebrated by hurtling the Dow Jones industrials up nearly 500 points.

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Mexico offers $2 million for top drug lords

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Mexico's government on Monday offered up to $2 million each for information leading to the arrest of 24 top drug lords in a public challenge to the cartels' violent grip on the country.

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Ex-Panther says racism put him on death row

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Mumia Abu-Jamal sits on Pennsylvania's death row, perhaps the most recognized of the 228 condemned inmates at the Greene Correctional Facility, an hour south of Pittsburgh.

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Judge orders FDA to let 17-year-olds use Plan B

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration let politics cloud its judgment when it denied teenage girls over-the-counter access to the Plan B morning-after pill, a federal judge said Monday as he ordered the FDA to let 17-year-olds obtain the medication.

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Dow Jumps as White House Moves on Bad Bank Assets

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The Obama administration aimed squarely at the crisis clogging the nation's credit system Monday with a plan to take over up to $1 trillion in sour mortgage securities with the help of private investors. For once, Wall Street cheered.

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Suspected Drunk Driver Rams Home, Exposes Pot Farm

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Authorities said a 63-year-old man suspected of drunken driving crashed his pickup truck into a neighbor's house, leaving a gaping hole and revealing a small marijuana farm inside.

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Want to live longer? Cut back on red meat

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Burger lovers beware: People who eat red meat every day have a higher risk of dying over a 10-year period -- mostly because of cardiovascular disease or cancer --than their peers who eat less red or processed meat, according to a new study of about half a million people.

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Alaska Volcano Mount Redoubt Erupts 5 Times

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times overnight, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years.

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Qualcomm backs game console for `next billion'

Updated: 03/23/2009 - A startup called Zeebo Inc. is betting that people in emerging markets want to play good video games just as much as people in the U.S., Western Europe and Japan do.

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Hunting Tailored Care for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Prostate cancer has been left behind in the race for personalized medicine but that may be changing: Doctors are starting to attempt gene-guided treatment for men with advanced disease.

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Greek Fisherman Nets 2,200-Year-Old Bronze Statue

Updated: 03/23/2009 - A Greek fisherman must have been expecting a monster of a catch when he brought up his nets in the Aegean Sea last week. Instead, Greek authorities say his haul was a section of a 2,200-year-old bronze statue of a horseman.

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Study: Lots of Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The largest study of its kind finds that older Americans who eat large amounts of red meat and processed meats face a greater risk of death from heart disease and cancer.

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Alaska Volcano Mount Redoubt Erupts 5 Times

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times overnight, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years. Residents in the state's largest city were spared from falling ash, though fine gray dust fell Monday morning on small communities north of Anchorage.

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Administration Moves Against Bad Bank Assets

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The Obama administration aimed squarely at the crisis clogging the nation's credit system Monday with a plan to take over up to $1 trillion in sour mortgage securities with the help of private investors. For once, Wall Street cheered.

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Borger: Obama hires face 'vetting hell'

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Tim Geithner may be the latest political piñata in Washington these days, but -- policy aside -- there may be another reason he is the one fellow everyone is picking on at Treasury: He's there alone.

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David Letterman marries longtime girlfriend

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Late-night talker David Letterman married his longtime girlfriend, Regina Lasko, last week, according to a transcript of the taping of his Monday night show.

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