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Stronger Dollar Hurts Costco 1st-Quarter Results

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Warehouse-club operator Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday fiscal first-quarter profit was nearly flat, as consumers pulled back on spending except for necessities such as food while the stronger dollar hurt international sales.

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Calif. Set To Adopt Sweeping Global Warming Plan

Updated: 12/11/2008 - California's utilities, refineries and large factories must transform their operations to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new climate plan before state regulators.

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Kids With Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Scientists may have figured out one reason some people reach for the french fries instead of an apple. It could be a gene that's been linked to an increased risk of obesity.

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Violent Storms Damage Dozens Of Homes Across South

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A night of unseasonably warm weather generated torrential rains and tornadoes that damaged two schools and dozens of homes in the South, where snow began to fall in some areas Wednesday after temperatures dropped.

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Chicago Workers End Sit-in at Closed Factory

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Jubilant workers agreed to a $1.75 million settlement that ends their six-day occupation of a shuttered Chicago factory that became a symbol of the plight of labor nationwide.

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Stronger Dollar Hurts Costco 1st-quarter Results

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday fiscal 1st profit was nearly flat, as consumers pulled back on spending except for necessities such as food while the stronger dollar hurt international sales.

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European Stocks Recover as Dow Futures turn Higher

Updated: 12/11/2008 - European stocks recouped most of their early losses Thursday on expectations U.S. markets will open higher despite concerns the U.S. Senate may block the bill to rescue Detroit's carmakers.

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Wall Street Heads to Uneasy Open

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Wall Street looked to stage an uneasy advance Thursday, hopeful that a bill to rescue Detroit's carmakers will pass despite concerns that the Senate might block the aid.

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Bush Asserts Declining Teen Drug Use; Reports Vary

Updated: 12/11/2008 - President George W. Bush claims a national decline in teen drug use during his tenure, but enormous challenges remain in convincing young people about the dangers of marijuana and other illicit substances.

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In Tough Times More Students Feed On Free Lunches

Updated: 12/11/2008 - There is such a thing as a free lunch. And school districts across the country report that kids are eating many more of them as the flailing economy hits families hard.

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Deadly Accident in Manhattan Wednesday

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A deadly accident tied up traffic for hours in Manhattan Wednesday morning. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened just before 7:00 a.m. on K-18 in the 4000 block of Fort Riley Blvd.

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TPD One Step Closer to Accreditation

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Topeka Police Department is one step closer to its accreditation. An inspection team arrived Sunday and left early Wednesday morning. They are looking into whether TPD meets all the Commission of Accreditations 460 state of the art standards.

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2010 Census Bureau Office Now Open in Topeka

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Topeka's 2010 Census Bureau office is now open. The office is located at 900 S.W. 39th street in Topeka. A census is taken every ten years in the U.S.

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Kansas Democratic Party Announces New Executive Director

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Kansas Democratic Party has announced a new executive director. Party Chair Larry Gates announced Wednesday that executive director Mike Gaughan has accepted a position as Special Assistant to the Governor, with the Sebelius administration.

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Mayor Bunten Talks Charter Changes for 2009

Posted: 12/10/2008 - In addition to his appearance on "13 News at 4" Wednesday, Topeka's mayor outlined the changes he'd like to push through next year, in this interview with Melissa Brunner.

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"Joey Baggz" 106.9 Job in Jeopardy

Updated: 12/10/2008 - 13 News reported Tuesday that Joey Baggz had landed a job with Country Legends 106.9 after being fired by Cumulus' V100 back in August.

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Poll: Public Happy with Post-Election Obama

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The poll shows President-elect Barack Obama with a 67 percent to 16 percent positive/negative rating. That’s compared with President Bill Clinton’s 60 percent to 19 percent rating in December 1992.

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Wakarusa Music Festival Moving to Arkansas

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is moving from its home in Lawrence. Tuesday organizers announced its new home will be in Northwest Arkansas. It will take place at Mulberry Mountain just outside Ozark, Arkansas from June 4-7.

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Hays Man Pleads Guilty to Making Pipe Bomb

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A 57-year-old Hays man pleads guilty to building a pipe bomb that was attached to a truck owned by a man dating his ex-girlfriend. Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker says Donald E. Parsons pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of making a destructive device.

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