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MillerCoors 4th-quarter Profit Falls 40%

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Molson Coors Brewing and SABMiller say fourth-quarter profit for their joint venture MillerCoors declined 40 percent partly on a decline in sales to retailers.

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Stock Futures Point Lower ahead of Gov't Moves

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Wall Street pointed toward a lower opening Tuesday ahead of the government's unveiling of a revamped bank rescue plan and the expected Senate approval of a massive economic stimulus package.

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Huge Study Boosts Disappointment On Multivitamins

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The largest study ever of multivitamin use in older women found the pills did nothing to prevent common cancers or heart disease. The eight-year study in 161,808 postmenopausal women echoes recent disappointing vitamin studies in men.

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Jar Peanut Butter Sales Fall Amid Salmonella Fears

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Shoppers are leaving jarred peanut butter off their grocery lists, according to sales figures, even though familiar brands have not been affected by the salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds and led to one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history.

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Qwest Profit Falls 49% in 4Q

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Qwest Communications International Inc. says its fourth-quarter earnings fell 49 percent from a year ago, mainly due to tax effects, while cost-cutting improved its underlying performance.

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FBI Raids Ga. Plant At Center Of Salmonella Scare

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Federal agents on Monday raided a Georgia peanut processing plant linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak that has prompted one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history.

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Obama, Congress, Treasury All Moving on Economy

Updated: 02/10/2009 - After fits and starts, the White House and Congress are moving on parallel tracks toward a new round of heavy intervention in the U.S. economy to try to brake a downturn President Barack Obama says has now grown into "a full-blown crisis."

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Chris Brown's Squeaky Clean Image Falters

Updated: 02/10/2009 - At this point, Chris Brown would have been better off getting caught with a bong. At least then, the scandal enveloping his white-hot career could have been dismissed by some as a youthful indiscretion.

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World Stocks Lower as Investors await Senate Vote

Updated: 02/10/2009 - World stock markets mostly fell Tuesday as investors awaited a key Senate vote on the U.S. administration's economic stimulus plan and U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's bank rescue plan.

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Sarkozy Urges Europe To Rebuild Ties With Iraq

Updated: 02/10/2009 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on his first trip to Iraq, urged other European leaders Tuesday to follow his lead and rebuild ties with the country that were frayed by the U.S.-led war.

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Oil Below $40 as Investors Eye US Stimulus

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Oil prices languished below $40 a barrel Tuesday in Asia even as investors looked to a massive U.S. stimulus package as a possible tonic for flagging crude demand.

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State TV Apologizes for Beijing Fire

Updated: 02/10/2009 - China's state-run television broadcaster apologized Tuesday for an unlicensed fireworks display that sparked a blaze that destroyed a luxury hotel in the network's headquarters complex in downtown Beijing.

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Australian Official: Wildfire Deaths Will Pass 200

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Authorities searching for answers to the carnage from the worst wildfires in Australia's history said Tuesday they would rethink policies that allow residents to decide for themselves whether to evacuate their homes. An official said he expected the death toll to exceed 200.

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Mummies Found In Newly Discovered Tomb In Egypt

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A storeroom housing about two dozen ancient Egyptian mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb during the latest round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara south of Cairo, archaeologists said Monday.

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Iranian President Says Talks With US Possible

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Iran's president said Tuesday the world was "entering an era of dialogue" and that his country would welcome talks with its longtime adversary, the United States, if they are based on mutual respect.

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Designer melds tech, fashion in crafty electronics

Updated: 02/09/2009 - With her carefully styled blond hair, expertly applied makeup and fashionable blue dress, nothing about Alison Lewis even hints at the word "nerd" at a Manhattan party for her first book. But ask her about circuits or light-emitting diodes and you'll see that she is equally familiar with switches and soldering irons as with swatches and seams.

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How to help patients make wiser health choices

Updated: 02/09/2009 - It's one of medicine's uncomfortable truths: That blood test for prostate cancer is far from perfect. Would as many men take a PSA test if they knew? Or consider treatment for early breast cancer: Is saving the breast worth all the extra doctor visits for radiation or would you prefer the whole breast removed in one trip?

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Robert Anderson, 'Tea and Sympathy' Author, Dies

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Playwright Robert Anderson, author of such Broadway hits as "Tea and Sympathy" and "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," has died at age 91.

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6 Americans Lost In Small Plane Crash

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The U.S. Coast Guard and police searched for survivors from a small plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico, but hopes dimmed Monday as authorities spotted two bodies floating in the water.

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GI's Electrocution Death In Iraq Probed

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Army criminal investigators have opened a probe into the death of an Oregon soldier who was electrocuted while swimming in Iraq at a U.S.-operated base.

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Italian woman in right-to-die debate dies

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A 38-year-old woman who ignited a fierce right-to-die debate that convulsed Italy and dragged in the Vatican died Monday just as lawmakers in Parliament rushed to pass a bill designed to keep her alive. Eluana Englaro had been in a vegetative state since she was in a car accident 17 years ago. She died Monday night at the Udine clinic where she had been for the past week, said family attorney Vittorio Angiolini.

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Death toll in Australian wildfires rises past 170

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Disaster teams found charred bodies on roadsides and in crashed cars — grim signs of the futile attempt to flee raging wildfires fed by 60 mph winds, record heat and drought that caught even fire-savvy Australians by surprise.

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Suicide attack kills 4 US soldiers in Mosul

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. patrol in northern Iraq on Monday, killing four American soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter in the deadliest single attack against U.S. forces in nine months.

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