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Without Google's help, Yahoo's options limited

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Without Google's muscle behind it, Yahoo's chances for digging out of a long slump are looking even poorer, making it appear more likely that the company will turn to Microsoft or AOL to help weather the economic downturn.

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Review: Digital frame shows pictures from phones

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Digital picture frames were a big item last Christmas. This holiday season, there will be an innovation on store shelves: a frame that can receive and display pictures straight from cell phones, (almost) no matter where they are.

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Cisco warning signals trouble ahead in tech sector

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Technology companies often say their products ought to remain appealing in an economic downturn because they can save businesses money by making operations more efficient. But corporate spending apparently is being cut too forcefully for that message to get through.

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Blinded pilot guided safely to ground

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A British pilot who was suddenly blinded by a stroke during a solo flight was talked safely down by a military pilot, the Royal Air Force said Friday.

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US official: Taliban sought wedding party deaths

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Taliban fighters held a wedding party captive and fired on U.S. forces in an attack designed to draw U.S. airstrikes on civilians and stoke anti-American sentiment, a U.S. official said Friday citing "firsthand" reports.

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Man attempts to pay $32 bar tab with gum wrappers

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A 28-year-old man who attempted to pay for his bar tab with gum wrappers was arrested after a scuffle with a police officer on Tuesday night, authorities said. A bartender told police the man was playing pool with an open bottle of beer and spilled some of it on the table. She said he first tried to pay his $32 tab with a credit card, which was declined.

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Residents attack Chinese police after man dies

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Thousands of angry residents in southern China have attacked police after an officer threw his radio at a man on a motorcycle who then crashed into a pole and died.

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Airlines' on-time performance improved in Sept.

Posted: 11/07/2008 - U.S. airlines' on-time performance and baggage handling improved in September, though the carriers overall posted a higher rate of domestic cancellations compared to the same month a year ago, the Transportation Department said Friday.

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Jobless ranks hit 10 million, most in 25 years

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The nation's jobless ranks zoomed past 10 million last month, the most in a quarter-century, as piles of pink slips shut factory gates and office doors to 240,000 more Americans with the holidays nearing. Politicians and economists agreed on a painful bottom line: It's only going to get worse.

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Angelou Writing a Poem About Obama

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Upon his election in 1992, Bill Clinton — affectionately referred to as the nation's first black president — asked Maya Angelou to compose a poem and read it at his inauguration. Angelou feels a new poem welling up inside her following Barack Obama's election, but she does not expect another command performance.

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US government presses NY appeal on detainee photos

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The government has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its order to release 21 pictures of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying it could jeopardize the safety of U.S. troops.

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Obama's economic circle has a Clinton presence

Posted: 11/07/2008 - As he confronts the nation's worst financial crisis since the Depression, President-elect Obama has assembled a broad based team of economic advisers though those who stand closest to him tend to be non-ideological pragmatists.

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Crude Steady After 2 Days of Sharp Drops

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Oil prices were sedentary Friday after this week's giant sell-off, despite a government report showing the unemployment rate hit a 14-year high last month and predictions from an international energy agency that put the price of crude at $200 per barrel by 2030.

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Fox does `House' moving, sets `American Idol' date

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Fox's "American Idol" will return for its eighth season Jan. 13 while medical drama "House" is moving to a new night, the network said in announcing its midseason lineup.

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Rent Out Your Vacation Home For Extra Income

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Whether it's the snowy slopes of Colorado, the blue waters of Miami Beach, or the picturesque golf courses of Hilton Head Island, finding a quality vacation rental is becoming easier every day.

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Rockettes Take Christmas Show to US Arenas

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The Rockettes — the world-famous precision dance troupe that has entertained audiences at New York's Radio City Music Hall for 76 years — are bringing their flashy high kicks and precision tapping to arenas for the first time.

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On a Roll: Golfer Records 5 Holes-in-one in a Week

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Central Illinois amateur golfer Curt Hocker is on a roll. Five rolls, to be exact. Just ask anyone at the El Paso Golf Club, where the 22-year-old has recorded five holes-in-one in the last week, including two on Saturday. In this year alone, Hocker has seven aces, five on par-4s, and two other double eagles.

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Dollar mixed, gold down in Europe

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The U.S. dollar was mixed against other major currencies in late European trading Friday. Gold rose.

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