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Drugmaker Pfizer cutting up to 800 scientist jobs

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drug company, is laying off up to 800 scientists this year in its latest effort to refocus disappointing research efforts and cut its massive overhead ahead of an anticipated crash in revenue.

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Nov. trade deficit drops to lowest level since '03

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The trade deficit plunged to the lowest level in five years in November as a deepening recession slashed demand for oil by a record amount. Imports from China also fell by the largest amount on record.

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Stocks fluctuate on anxiety over corporate profits

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Wall Street fluctuated in a narrow range Tuesday as worries about the extent of the economy's troubles dogged the market's attempts to advance after four days of losses in the Dow Jones industrial average.

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Bernanke: Obama stimulus would lift economy

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A mammoth stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama could give the economy a much-needed lift, but other steps must be taken to bolster the wobbly financial system and for any recovery to stick, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

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Iraq: Cleric urges 'revenge operations' over Gaza

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on the Iraqi resistance Wednesday to stage "revenge operations" against American forces to protest Israel's Gaza offensive.

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US General: Anbar lacks support of Iraq government

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The top American commander in the former insurgent stronghold of Anbar said Wednesday the Shiite-led government should have poured reconstruction money into the Sunni region after Sunni fighters joined forces with U.S. troops to chase al-Qaida out of the western province.

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Iraq's 08 oil revenues about $60 billion

Updated: 01/13/2009 - An Iraqi oil official says the country's oil revenues were up over 30 percent last year - to about $60 billion - despite the sharp decline in world prices in the last half of the year.

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Court steps into case involving Iraq

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether the Iraqi government has immunity in American courts for the acts of Saddam Hussein's regime.

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Egypt returns stolen artifact to Iraq

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Egypt's antiquities chief unveiled Sunday a bronze statue of what he described as an ancient Mesopotamian goddess that had been looted from Iraq.

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Iraq backs down from election code requirement

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Iraq has lifted a requirement that journalists must sign a binding code of conduct to cover key events in the upcoming provincial elections after a flood of complaints, an official said Sunday.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,226

Updated: 01/13/2009 - As of Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at least 4,226 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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US soldier faces court-martial over Iraq shootings

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A U.S. Army sergeant will face a court-martial on murder charges for alleged involvement in the killing of four Iraqi prisoners who were found bound, blindfolded, shot and dumped in a Baghdad canal, the military said Tuesday.

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Oil rebounds on Bernanke comments

Updated: 01/13/2009 - After falling nearly 30 percent in the past week, oil prices rebounded Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama and Congress could provide a "significant boost" to the sinking U.S. economy.

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Russia, Ukraine trade blame as Europe sees no gas

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Russia and Ukraine hotly blamed each other Tuesday as Russia restarted natural gas supplies but little or no gas flowed toward Europe. EU officials watched in dismay and criticized both nations for their intransigence.

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Nov. trade deficit drops to lowest level since '03

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The trade deficit plunged to the lowest level in five years in November as a deepening recession slashed demand for oil by a record amount. Imports from China also fell by the largest amount on record.

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Israeli forces storm Gaza City neighborhood

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The Israeli Defense Ministry says the point man in efforts to reach a cease-fire with Hamas is headed to Egypt later this week for what officials call decisive talks.

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Obama pressing for remaining $350B bailout funds

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A week shy of taking office, President-elect Barack Obama already is putting his persuasion skills to a high-stakes test with Congress as he seeks access to the second half of the $700 billion financial bailout fund.

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Sharp cold wave shocks upper Midwest, temps to -36

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Residents of the upper Midwest bundled up or just stayed inside Tuesday as a wave of bitterly cold air barreled south out of the Arctic, following on the heels of a fast-moving blizzard.

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Bernanke: Obama stimulus would lift economy

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday the stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama and Congress could provide a "significant boost" to the sinking economy. But he warned that such a recovery won't last unless other steps are taken to stabilize the shaky financial system.

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Clinton vows smart mix of diplomacy, defense

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Tuesday for a "smart power" strategy in the Middle East that goes beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to address other pressing issues like Iran's nuclear program.

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