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Stock Futures Flat ahead of Alcoa Report

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Stock futures pointed to a relatively flat opening Monday, as investors tread cautiously ahead of the unofficial start to earnings season with a report from Alcoa Inc.

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Oil Falls Below $39 as Investors Eye US Earnings

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Oil prices fell Monday on concerns over global economic growth, with key U.S. corporate earnings results expected to give a new reading on crude demand in the world's largest consuming nation.

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Tina Fey's `30 Rock,' `Mad Men' Top Golden Globes

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Tina Fey officially rules the world and has the Golden Globe awards to prove it. The "30 Rock" star and creator was named best actress in a TV comedy and her NBC series was picked as best comedy Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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`Slumdog Millionaire' Wins 4 at Golden Globes

Updated: 01/12/2009 - "Slumdog Millionaire" lived up to its underdog theme at Sunday's Golden Globes, sweeping all four of its categories, including best drama and director for Danny Boyle.

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Wind Energy Gains Power in the State

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Spring is a long time coming, but green may be the new color of the season. Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson announced a new environmental policy for the state on Friday that is already changing things up.

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"Hee Haw" Comedy Duo Twin Jon Hager Dies at 67

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Depressed since his twin brother's death just last May, the last surviving twin has died at his Nashville home. (Jon is on the right in this photograph.)

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US Automakers Polish Their Images at Detroit Show

Updated: 01/11/2009 - We're different, and our new stuff is really good. In a nutshell, that's what General Motors, Ford and Chrysler tried to tell consumers — and taxpayers — Sunday as they rolled out an array of new vehicles at the North American International Auto Show.

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Reply-all E-mail Storm Hits State

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Many "reply all" fiascos result in mere embarrassment, but American diplomats have been told they may be punished for sending mass responses after an e-mail storm nearly knocked out one of the State Department's main electronic communications systems.

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Hot Gadgets at CES: Browser Cam, LED TV, New Palm

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Although the International Consumer Electronics Show was smaller than it was last year because of the economic doldrums, there were still interesting new gadgets on display before the exhibition wound down Sunday. Here are some of the most attention-grabbing:

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Senate boosts wilderness protection across US

Updated: 01/11/2009 - In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.

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Quick Tapping of Unspent $350 Billion in Works

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Senate Democrats prepared Sunday to answer a request for the remaining $350 billion in financial industry bailout funds as the Bush administration and President-elect Obama undertook a tag-team effort to obtain the money from reluctant lawmakers.

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TV makers seek depth, adding a third dimension

Updated: 01/11/2009 - This year, superficial was out at the nation's largest electronics gala. Every exhibitor at the International Consumer Electronics Show, it seemed, wanted to show some depth. Depth as in 3-D, that is.

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First US count finds 1 in 200 kids are vegetarian

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team - a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that's nothing compared with the abuse he gets for being a vegetarian.

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Fixing US economy's health is a boon for DC region

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Whether it's a buildup of Civil War troops, Depression-era bureaucrats or defense contractors after Sept. 11, the region has prospered in times of crisis. Today, the financial meltdown is delivering a jolt of its own.

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Renegade Nevada claims election bellwether status

Updated: 01/11/2009 - With its 24-hour casino gambling, legalized prostitution and drive-through wedding chapels, Nevada seems anything but conventional. But when it comes to voting in presidential elections, the maverick state is as mainstream as it gets.

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State legislature posts social calendars online

Updated: 01/11/2009 - The Montana Legislature is offering its constituents food for thought by posting its 2009 calendar of special interest group-sponsored brunches and mixers online for the first time.

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Storm blankets snow across Midwest, New England

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A weekend winter storm blanketed parts of the Midwest and Northeast with up to a foot of snow, causing a 59-vehicle pileup and at least four traffic fatalities.

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Senate boosts wilderness protection across US

Updated: 01/11/2009 - In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.

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Stars coming out for return of Golden Globes

Updated: 01/11/2009 - The carpet's rolled out, the winners are safely tucked in sealed envelopes and the wine is under chill. It's been two years since the stars came out for a Golden Globes ceremony, and they wasted no time making their way back Sunday night, trickling in early for the show. Even the weather cooperated, lighting up the scene with sunshine and 80 degree temperatures after several days of damp and cool had gripped greater Los Angeles.

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Speedy trial issue lands before US Supreme Court

Updated: 01/11/2009 - After he was charged with hitting his girlfriend in the face, career criminal Michael Brillon sat in jail without bail for nearly three years, going through six public defenders before being tried for assault.

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Salmonella prompts peanut butter recall

Updated: 01/11/2009 - An Ohio distributor says it has recalled two brands of its peanut butter after an open container tested positive for salmonella bacteria.

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