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Stocks Turn Higher After Merck Deal

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Wall Street managed an advance Monday after a drugmakers Merck and Schering-Plough announced a $41 billion deal.

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Australian Wrestles Kangaroo From Family Home

Updated: 03/09/2009 - When a dark intruder smashed through his bedroom window and repeatedly bounced on his bed, Beat Ettlin at first was relieved to discover it was a kangaroo.

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Sen. Joe Lieberman Now Sings Obama's Praises

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Sen. Joe Lieberman has changed his tune on Barack Obama. After campaigning across the country for Republican John McCain in 2008 and attacking Obama as naive, untested and unwilling to take on powerful special interests, Lieberman now showers praise on the popular new Democratic president.

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Winehouse Won't Attend US Music Fest

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A spokesman for Amy Winehouse says the singer won't perform in the United States next month, as had been planned.

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N. Korea Threatens War If Satellite Is Shot Down

Updated: 03/09/2009 - North Korea put its armed forces on standby Monday and threatened retaliation against anyone seeking to stop it from firing what regional powers fear will be a missile in the latest barrage of threats from the communist regime.

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Stocks set to Open Lower after Merck Deal

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Stock futures are lower Monday as a $41 billion deal between drugmakers Merck and Schering-Plough does little to jolt investors out of their pessimistic mood.

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A-Rod Opts For Hip Surgery, Will Miss 6-9 Weeks

Updated: 03/09/2009 - At last, Alex Rodriguez has a plan for his hip injury. The New York Yankees slugger was scheduled for surgery Monday that will sideline him for six to nine weeks - and that's not all. He'll need a second operation after the season, assuming he can play all the way through.

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World Stocks Sink Amid Anxiety Over World Economy

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Asian stock markets sank Monday, with Japan's benchmark tumbling to a 26-year closing low, amid deepening anxiety that economies in the U.S. and elsewhere will take far longer to emerge from recession. European shares opened lower.

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'Watchmen' Conquers Box Office with $55.7 Million

Updated: 03/09/2009 - "Watchmen" clocked in with $55.7 million in ticket sales to claim the top spot at the box office, making director Zack Snyder's comic book adaptation about a team of twisted superheros the biggest opening of 2009 so far.

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World Stocks Sink amid Anxiety over World Economy

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Asian stock markets sank Monday, with Japan's benchmark tumbling to a 26-year closing low, amid deepening anxiety that economies in the U.S. and elsewhere will take far longer to emerge from recession. European shares opened lower.

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Recession On Track To Be Longest In Postwar Period

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Factory jobs disappeared. Inflation soared. Unemployment climbed to alarming levels. The hungry lined up at soup kitchens. It wasn't the Great Depression. It was the 1981-82 recession, widely considered America's worst since the depression.

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Fort Riley Testing Voice Towers

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Starting Sunday the latest 20 giant voice towers or mass notification systems are being tested.

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House Fire Causes $70,000 in Damages

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Soldier Township Firefighters say the fire was contained to the basement of the home at 6232 northeast Indian Creek Road.

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College Grads Hire Themselves to Avoid Unemployment

Updated: 03/08/2009 - With February's national unemployment rate topping headlines at eight percent, college graduates are scrambling. But a few local graduates are beating the gloom by casting their own shadow on the bartending business.

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Can Web Site Offer Homeless Man Hope?

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Until a few weeks ago, Tim Edwards was just another one of the men begging for change at a busy Houston underpass, ignored by most drivers who sped on past without a glance.

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After 60 Years Circuit City Powers Down

Updated: 03/08/2009 - What began 60 years ago as a humble television store in this sleepy Southern capital ended Sunday as Circuit City closed its doors for good — its 567 remaining U.S. stores to be left broom clean and vacant.

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