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Iraqi Lawmaker: PM's Party Winner In Elections

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The Iraqi prime minister's coalition will talk to other parties about sharing power in mostly southern areas after initial projections showed the Shiite leader's allies were the big winners in last weekend's provincial elections, an Iraqi lawmaker said Wednesday.

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Wynn Resorts Cut Work Week, Salaries To Save Cash

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Wynn Resorts Ltd. said Tuesday it is cutting wages for all salaried workers at its Wynn Las Vegas casino and reducing work weeks for full-time hourly employees in an effort to save about $75 million to $100 million a year.

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Obama To Detail Further Compensation Limits

Updated: 02/04/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to impose a $500,000 pay cap on executives whose firms receive government financial rescue funds, a dramatic intervention into corporate governance in the midst of financial crisis.

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Sara Lee Posts 2Q Loss Due to Write-down

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Food maker Sara Lee says it lost $17 million in its fiscal second quarter, largely due to a write-down related to its North American foodservice beverage unit.

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Cash-Strapped States Mull Seat Belt Law Changes

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Drivers better buckle up or pay the price: More cash-strapped states want to give law enforcement officers the authority to pull over motorists just for not wearing their seat belts.

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World Stocks Rise Amid Hopes Downturn is Bottoming

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Asian stocks advanced Wednesday, with Tokyo's index up nearly 3%, as better-than-expected news about the U.S. and Chinese economies raised hopes the global downturn was nearing a bottom. European markets opened modestly higher.

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Bat-Killing Syndrome Spreads In Northeast

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A mysterious and deadly bat disorder discovered just two winters ago in a few New York caves has now spread to at least six northeastern states, and scientists are scrambling to find solutions before it spreads across the country.

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Firm Tied To Salmonella Ran Unlicensed Texas Plant

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A peanut processing plant in Texas run by the same company blamed for a national salmonella outbreak operated for years uninspected and unlicensed by government health officials, The Associated Press has learned.

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Survey: College Increasingly Important But Pricey

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The number of Americans who think a college degree is essential for success has risen dramatically in recent years, a new survey shows, but two-thirds of them also believe that higher education is priced out of reach for some qualified students.

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Blagojevich Tells Letterman He's Misunderstood

Updated: 02/04/2009 - David Letterman's first guest appeared to the strains of "My Way." Then, ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was posed a question a lot of people wanted to ask.

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Japan's Panasonic To Cut 15,000 Jobs, Shut Plants

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it will slash 15,000 jobs and shut down 27 plants worldwide, joining a slew of major Japanese companies announcing deep cuts as the global slowdown batters the world's second-largest economy.

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Obama Economic Plan Now Tops $900 Billion

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The cost of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is now above $900 billion after the Senate added money for medical research and tax breaks for car purchases.

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Kansas Chamber Dinner

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Kansas Chamber held its annual dinner for 2009.

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"Spectacular" Dancing Good Kids

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Hoop teams with hoop dreams aren't the only squads on the hardwood floors. Dozens of dance teams competed in Olathe for a chance to bring home trophies and medals from the "Kansas Spectacular" Dance Team Competition last weekend.

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Kansas Job Fair

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Fort Riley was the location for a Job Fair highlighting the state of Kansas.

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill on Ed Board Races

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a bill 40-0 Tuesday, doubling the limit on campaign contributions for State Board of Education candidates to $1,000.

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Ribbon-Cutting Planned at Fort Riley

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Fort Riley officials will cut the ribbon and open the doors on Feb. 13 on a new post exchange for soldiers and families.

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Emergency Response Training Session Planned

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Representatives from several state agencies will be participating in training next week to better coordinate their responses during a disaster.

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MGP Ingredients to End Ethanol Production

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Atchison-based MGP Ingredients Inc. says it plans to leave the ethanol business and will temporarily shut down distillery operations in Illinois, requiring the temporary layoffs of 79 workers.

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Kansas City, Kansas Officer Shoots, Kills Man

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A KCK officer fatally shot a man Tuesday afternoon in the hallway of an apartment building. Police said the officer shot the man after getting into an altercation with him. The officer suffered minor injuries.

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