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Stocks fluctuate after Buffett-Goldman deal

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Financial markets were tense Wednesday, with stocks fluctuating following investor Warren Buffett's decision to invest $5 billion in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The credit markets showed added strain as investors await news about the government's plan to rescue banks from crippling debt.

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Iraqi parliament approves provincial elections law

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Iraq's parliament overwhelmingly approved a provincial elections law Wednesday, overcoming months of deadlock and giving a boost to U.S.-backed national reconciliation efforts.

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FBI investigating companies at heart of meltdown

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The FBI is investigating four major U.S. financial institutions whose collapse helped trigger a $700 billion bailout plan by the Bush administration, The Associated Press has learned.

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N. Korea orders UN nuclear inspectors from reactor

Posted: 09/24/2008 - North Korea barred U.N. nuclear inspectors from its main nuclear reactor on Wednesday and within a week plans to reactivate the plant that once provided the plutonium for its atomic test explosion, the chief U.N. nuclear inspector said.

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Poll finds 18 percent of voters persuadable

Posted: 09/24/2008 - With Wall Street in turmoil and the economy hurting, whichever presidential candidate convinces a swath of persuadable voters that he gets it - and can be trusted to lead the country back to fiscal stability - could well win the White House.

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Ike-battered Galveston allows residents to return

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Thousands of people returned on Wednesday for the first time since their island city was blasted by Hurricane Ike nearly two weeks ago, choosing home over warnings that Galveston is "broken" and infested with germs and snakes

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Bernanke: Growth hinges on stabilizing markets

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave Congress a grim assessment of the state of the economy Wednesday, saying that business growth hinges on stabilizing troubled financial markets.

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Stocks Fluctuate after Buffett-Goldman Deal

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Financial markets were tense Wednesday, with stocks fluctuating on investor Warren Buffett's decision to invest $5 billion in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The credit markets showed added strain as investors await news about the government's plan to rescue banks from crippling debt.

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Bernanke: Growth Hinges on Stabilizing Markets

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has given Congress a grim assessment of the state of the economy, saying business growth hinges on stabilizing the troubled financial markets.

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Nicole Kidman Credits Fertile Water With Pregnancy

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman said swimming in Australian Outback waterfalls may promote fertility and might have contributed to her unexpected pregnancy over the past year.

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China Apologizes To Taiwan for Milk Scandal

Posted: 09/24/2008 - China on Wednesday pledged strong action in dealing with the widening scandal over tainted milk and issued an apology to consumers in Taiwan as an increasing number of countries boosted testing of Chinese food imports.

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FDA Cracks Down On Eye Wash And Skin Cream

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Federal officials on Tuesday launched a crackdown against several companies that market an eye wash and a widely used skin cream without government approval, saying these prescription medications could pose risks.

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