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Buffett's Company to Buy $3B of GE Preferred Stock

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is investing $3 billion in General Electric Co., a huge vote of confidence for an iconic American company battered by the credit crisis.

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Mailmen Might Deliver Meds in Next Anthrax Attack

Posted: 10/01/2008 - If there ever is another anthrax attack, the letter carrier may deliver your antibiotics. Federal health officials are beginning a project in Minneapolis-St. Paul to let letter carriers stockpile a personal supply of emergency antibiotics so they are protected and ready to deliver aid to the rest of the city at a moment's notice.

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World's Heaviest Man to Wed. Oct. 26 in Mexico

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The world's most obese man is getting hitched. Manuel Uribe says he will wed longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis on Oct. 26 in Monterrey, Mexico. The two will be married in a civil ceremony at a location still to be decided.

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Stock Losses Take Heavy Toll on Retirement Savings

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The financial crisis that toppled major Wall Street banks and snarled credit markets around the world has also taken a toll on nest eggs, forcing people to rethink when — and even if — their savings will allow them to retire.

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Tight Credit, Fear Send Sept. Auto Sales Below 1M

Posted: 10/01/2008 - U.S. auto sales dropped below 1 million last month for the first time in more than 15 years as some consumers struggled to get financing and others were frightened away from showrooms by bank failures and turmoil on Wall Street.

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Topeka Community Members Lend a Hand to Build a Park

Posted: 10/01/2008 - People from around the community put in a helping hand to build a new park Volunteers from "Keep America Beautiful" and Westar employees dug in to build the new park from the ground up.

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Possible Fossett Items Found in California

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Authorities in rugged eastern California say a hiker has found items possibly belonging to missing adventurer Steve Fossett. INYO National Forest spokeswoman Nancy Upham said Wednesday a hiker found the items near the town of Mammoth Lakes.

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Scam Alert: Targeting the Elderly for Money

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 13 news is on your side with a scam warning. The Better Business Bureau says it targets grandparents by calling and pretending to be their grandchildren.

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Governor's Military Council Meets Wednesday

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A group of state officials are making a team effort to keep Kansas strong. The Governor's Military Council met Wednesday. It's made up of people from all the state's major communities with the goal of making sure Kansas is doing all it can to support the military.

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Michelle Obama Campaigns in Kansas City

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Michelle Obama is in Kansas City Wednesday to campaign for the Democratic Presidential ticket headed by her husband, Senator Barack Obama.

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Ex-teacher says middle schooler was a man to her

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A former math teacher sentenced to federal prison for a sex crime with a minor says the age of the 13-year-old schoolboy she fled with to Mexico didn't matter to her.

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Computers help docs spot breast cancer on X-rays

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A computer is as good as a second pair of eyes for helping a radiologist spot breast cancer on a mammogram, one of the largest and most rigorous tests of computer-aided detection found.

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VP debate moderator's impartiality questioned

Posted: 10/01/2008 - PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismissed conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama.

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Palin gets chance to overcome doubts in VP debate

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Sarah Palin is heading into her debate with Joe Biden, easily the most-anticipated vice presidential faceoff ever, weighed down by fresh evidence that voters are developing serious doubts about her readiness for the job.

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Pilot's license found in Calif. may be Fossett's

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A hiker in a rugged part of eastern California found a pilot's license and other items possibly belonging to Steve Fossett, the adventurer who vanished on a solo flight in a borrowed plane more than a year ago, authorities said Wednesday.

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AP Poll: Obama takes a 7-point lead over McCain

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Barack Obama has surged to a seven-point lead over John McCain one month before the presidential election, lifted by voters who think the Democrat is better suited to lead the nation through its sudden financial crisis, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that underscores the mounting concerns of some McCain backers.

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Congress leaders optimistic on revived bailout

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Senate moved toward passage Wednesday of a $700 billion financial industry bailout as opposition to the package among House Republican conservatives appeared to be softening, thanks partly to a provision increasing insurance for people's deposits.

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Starz deal adds more streamed movies to Netflix

Posted: 10/01/2008 - From "Spider-Man 3" to "No Country for Old Men," Netflix Inc. is making another 2,500 movies, TV shows and concerts available for instant viewing through a deal with Starz Entertainment LLC.

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Hollywood aims to block RealNetworks' DVD software

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Hollywood's six major movie studios on Tuesday sued RealNetworks Inc. to prevent it from distributing DVD copying software that they said would allow consumers to "rent, rip and return" movies or even copy friends' DVD collections outright.

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Stocks end relatively calm day with modest loss

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The financial markets saw some relative calm Monday as investors uneasily awaited a Senate vote on the banking bailout plan, with Wall Street closing with only modest losses and the credit markets still showing signs of strain. The Dow Jones industrials zigzagged during the session, losint more than 200 points in early trading but closing down about 20 - a far cry from the huge swings the blue chips saw during the first two sessions of the week.

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Parents file lawsuit in China against dairy firm

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The parents of a 1-year-old boy who developed kidney stones after drinking infant formula tainted with an industrial chemical are suing the dairy at the heart of the scandal, state media reported, as tests implicated 15 more companies Wednesday.

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