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Stocks Head Toward Third Session of Gains

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Wall Street pointed to a third straight session of gains on Tuesday as investors held on to hopes that the government will reach an agreement to rescue U.S. automakers.

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'Car Czar' may Oversee Auto Industry Restructuring

Posted: 12/09/2008 - A federal "car czar" would oversee a government-run restructuring of U.S. auto companies in return for a $15 billion bailout of the beleaguered industry under an emerging deal between the White House and Congress.

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World Markets Cement Monday's Hefty Gains

Posted: 12/09/2008 - World markets were slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to buy up battered stocks on the back of renewed hopes that governments will enact meaningful fiscal measures to limit the length and depth of the global recession.

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Sony Slashing 8,000 Jobs Amid Global Downturn

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Sony is slashing 8,000 jobs, or 4 percent of its global work force, aiming to cut costs by $1.1 billion a year as a global downturn and stronger yen batters profits at the Japanese electronics maker.

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Scientists Find Nutty Risk Reducer: Eat More Nuts

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Here's a health tip in a nutshell: Eating a handful of nuts a day for a year - along with a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish - may help undo a collection of risk factors for heart disease.

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Oprah Winfrey says she Weighs 200 Pounds

Posted: 12/09/2008 - When it comes to her weight, Oprah Winfrey has always been straightforward. The talk show queen continues the honesty, saying in the January issue of "O" magazine out Tuesday that she now weighs 200 pounds and has "fallen off the wagon" when it comes to healthy living.

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Pakistan Intesifies Crackdown On Mumbai Suspects

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Pakistan has intensified its crackdown on a militant group suspected in the Mumbai terror attacks by arresting 20 more people but will not hand any of its citizens over to India, officials said Tuesday.

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Jay Leno Staying on NBC in Prime-time

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Jay Leno is staying at NBC, and he's moving to prime time. The network announced on the "Today" show Tuesday that Leno will host a show on weeknights at 10 p.m. Eastern, after he leaves the "Tonight" show.

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New Violence Wracks Greece Ahead Of Teen's Funeral

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Hundreds of teenage protesters pelted police with rocks and scuffled with officers in front of Parliament Tuesday before the funeral of a 15-year-old boy whose shooting by police set off three days of rioting across Greece.

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Confessions Throw Gitmo 9/11 Trials Into Confusion

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said Monday he will confess to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks, throwing his death-penalty trial into disarray and shocking victims' relatives who watched from behind a glass partition.

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Cruise Ship Evacuated Due To Somali Pirate Threat

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Hundreds of passengers on a round-the-world cruise will disembark before reaching waters off Somalia and fly to Dubai to avoid pirates, German cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd said Tuesday.

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Calling In 'Gay' To Work Is Latest Form Of Protest

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it's wise to encourage skipping work given the nation's economic distress.

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Lawyers: Most Ex-Simpson Defendants Face Probation

Posted: 12/09/2008 - At least three of the four former co-defendants who took plea deals and testified against O.J. Simpson in his kidnapping and armed robbery trial could get probation at sentencing Tuesday, their lawyers said.

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Confessions Throw Gitmo 9/11 Trials into Confusion

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said he'll confess to masterminding the 9/11 attacks. Four other accused terrorists are also abandoning their defenses. The judge ordered lawyers to advise him by Jan. 4 whether the Pentagon can apply the death penalty without a jury trial.

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Shawnee Coral Society Choir Performs Monday

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Shawnee Coral Society Choir members are getting into the Christmas spirit. Sixty-five choir members performed Monday night at the Countryside Methodist Church at their Christmas program.

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Suspicious Letters Sent to at Least 6 Governors

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Suspicious letters containing powdery substances addressed to governors were intercepted in Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana and Rhode Island. Missouri test results are expected Tuesday; the rest were found not harmful.

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Laid-off Workers Become Symbol of Mounting Anger

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The nation's grim economy now has a rallying point: Employees at a window-and-door factory that went out of business have taken over the building in a siege that has come to symbolize the woes of the ordinary worker.

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Japan Fell into Deeper Recession in Third Quarter

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Japan fell into a deeper recession in the third quarter than first thought, the government said Tuesday, as exports weakened, domestic demand fell and companies bracing for a prolonged downturn pared inventories.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev to Cut 1,400 US Jobs

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Monday it would cut some 1,400 U.S. jobs — or another 6 percent of its U.S. work force — to help save the world's largest brewer at least $1.5 billion a year.

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