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GM says CEO will drive to Washington

Updated: 12/02/2008 - This time, GM Chief Rick Wagoner will drive a company car to Washington instead of flying by corporate jet as he seeks a government bailout, a spokesman says.

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Delta details planned capacity cuts

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Delta Air Lines Inc. hinted Tuesday that more job cuts could be on the way as it disclosed that it will reduce consolidated system capacity by 6 percent to 8 percent in 2009, compared to the current year.

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Staples 3Q profit drops 43 percent on charges

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Staples Inc., the world's largest office supplier, said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit sank 43 percent because of hefty charges from restructuring and the acquisition of European rival Corporate Express.

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Beazer Homes 4Q loss balloons as revenue plunges

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Struggling homebuilder Beazer Homes USA Inc. said Tuesday its fiscal fourth-quarter loss more than tripled as revenue plunged and its income tax provision ballooned.

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British Airways in merger talks with Qantas

Updated: 12/02/2008 - British Airways PLC said Tuesday it is in talks with Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd. about a potential merger, sending its shares soaring as it confirmed expectations of consolidation in the hard-hit aviation industry.

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Sears suffers 3Q loss on weak US, Kmart sales

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Hefty charges and poor results at its U.S. stores led Sears Holdings Corp. to post a bigger-than-expected loss for the third quarter on Tuesday, and the struggling retailer withdrew its operating profit outlook because of the nation's recession.

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Settlers clash with Israeli troops, Palestinians

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Dozens of Jewish settlers rioted Tuesday in the West Bank town of Hebron, clashing with the Israeli troops who guard them but who may also soon evict them from a disputed building they've occupied.

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Settlers clash with Israeli troops, Palestinians

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Dozens of Jewish settlers rioted Tuesday in the West Bank town of Hebron, clashing with the Israeli troops who guard them but who may also soon evict them from a disputed building they've occupied.

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Body-swap illusion tricks mind in new study

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Shaking hands with yourself is an amusing out-of-body experience. The illusion of having your stomach slashed with a kitchen knife, not so much.

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Israel buries victims of India attack

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Throngs of mourners on Tuesday packed the funerals of the six Jews killed in the 60-hour terror rampage in the Indian city of Mumbai, a grim occasion deepened by the conviction that the victims were targeted because of their religion.

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China says 300,000 babies sickened by tainted milk

Updated: 12/02/2008 - China has dramatically raised the toll from its tainted milk powder scandal, saying six babies likely died and 300,000 were sickened, figures that back up months of complaints from parents and show the government is beginning to acknowledge the scale of the crisis.

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Pirates fire on US cruise ship in hijack attempt

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Pirates chased and shot at a U.S. cruise liner with more than 1,000 people on board but failed to hijack the vessel as it sailed along a corridor patrolled by international warships, a maritime official said Tuesday.

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India demands Pakistan hand over terror suspects

Updated: 12/02/2008 - India picked up intelligence in recent months that Pakistan-based terrorists were plotting attacks against Mumbai targets, an official said Tuesday, as the government demanded that Islamabad hand over suspected terrorists believed living in Pakistan.

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Thailand's prime minister resigns after protests

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Thailand's prime minister resigned on Tuesday after weeks of protests closed the capital's airports, stranding 300,000 travelers. Protesters promised to lift their siege, and international flights were expected to resume Friday.

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Coffee stop leads Ark. police to cocaine arrest

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Arkansas sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man needing a little bit more of a boost to go with his morning coffee. Deputies said the man parked next to their unmarked cruiser Tuesday outside of a Starbucks in Bentonville.

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Red Sox fans can show their loyalty for eternity

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Lifelong Red Sox fans can now take their love of the team to the next level - eternity. A Massachusetts funeral home recently took delivery of the first Red Sox casket, which features the team logo on the exterior as well as the inside.

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Police: Ohio college adviser ran prostitute raffle

Updated: 12/02/2008 - An Ohio State University academic adviser and a real estate agent held a $10-a-ticket raffle that offered an evening with a prostitute who is also a child sex-abuse caseworker, police said.

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Deer gets revenge after hunter shoots him

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A hunter bagged a big buck on the second day of firearms season, but the kill caused him a lot of pain. Randy Goodman, 49, said he thought two well-placed shots with his .270-caliber rifle had killed the buck on Nov. 19. Goodman said the deer looked dead to him, but seconds later the nine-point, 240-pound animal came to life.

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