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GM reports $2.5B 3Q loss, says running out of cash

Posted: 11/07/2008 - DETROIT, Mich. – General Motors Corp. reported a $2.5 billion loss in the third quarter and warned Friday that it could run out of cash in 2009 if the U.S. economic slump continues and it doesn't get government aid.

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Obama calls for swift action on economy

Posted: 11/07/2008 - CHICAGO – President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge in a lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."

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Car Impounded After Dog Drives Away From Car Wash

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A dog waiting in a car while at a car wash slipped the vehicle into gear and drove in a loop before the car came to a stop. Pryor police officer Brent Crittenden said the dog's owner was washing the vehicle when the 70-pound pit bull jumped on the dash and somehow shifted the car into reverse.

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Georgia Courthouse Shooter Guilty Of Murder

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A man who launched a deadly courthouse shooting spree during his rape trial, killing a judge and three others, was convicted of murder by a jury Friday more than three years after he turned the city's seat of justice into a crime scene.

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At Least 30 Dead In Haiti School Collapse

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A Haitian civil protection official says at least 30 people have been killed in the collapse of a school outside the capital of the impoverished nation.

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Ford, GM Report Massive Losses

Posted: 11/07/2008 - GM Loses $2.5B, Ford Loses $129M In 3Q; Both Automakers Announce Major Job Cuts, Cash Burns.

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Obama Calls for Swift Action on Economy

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."

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U.S. Unemployment Soars

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Jobless Rate Hits 6.5 Percent In October; 240,000 Jobs Lost.

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Obama Promises Quick Action On Economy

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."

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Moran Begins Raising Money For US Senate Bid

Updated: 11/07/2008 - Rep. Jerry Moran is taking the next step in his likely bid for higher office. The western Kansas Republican has filed paperwork that allows him to accept contributions for a U.S. Senate campaign.

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Kansas Man Votes For McCain-Palin as Debt

Posted: 11/07/2008 - When Luke Smith cast a vote for the McCain-Palin ticket, the Arkansas City man says his decision included a ``debt of honor'' to the governor of Alaska.

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School Collapses in Haiti with Students Inside

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A school building collapsed during classes on Friday, killing at least seven people and injuring many more students, some of them pulled, bleeding, from the rubble.

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GM Reports $2.5B 3Q Loss, Says Running Out of Cash

Posted: 11/07/2008 - General Motors Corp. said Friday it lost $2.5 billion in the third quarter and warned that it could run out of cash in 2009 if the U.S. economic slump continues and it doesn't get government aid.

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Budget Woes Not Halting Statehouse Project

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Kansas' budget crisis forces a few changes in the Statehouse renovation but doesn't appear likely to slow it down. The project began in 2000 and is scheduled to finish near the end of 2011.

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Westboro Picketing TN High School after Cheerleader Deaths

Posted: 11/07/2008 - WATE-TV reported the schools are closed today because the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka announced it would stage a demonstration over the traffic crash deaths of four Scott County High School cheerleaders last month.

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UN Officials: Angolan Troops Fighting In Congo

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Angolan troops have joined Congolese soldiers battling rebels near the city of Goma, U.N. officials reported Friday, raising new fears the conflict will spread in the region as African leaders struggled to find a way to stop the violence.

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UN Chief, African Leaders Discuss Congo Crisis

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The largest United Nations peacekeeping force in the world is stretched to the limit as fighting in eastern Congo threatens to engulf the region, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

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Reid Looking To Remove Lieberman As Committee Head

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats was in question after a meeting Thursday with Majority Leader Harry Reid, steamed over the Connecticut independent's high-profile support of John McCain for president.

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Palin Lays Low As Interview Requests Pile Up

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Gov. Sarah Palin hadn't been back home in Alaska for a full day and her staff had begun fielding requests Thursday for postelection interviews, including from Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and others.

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No Hidden White Bias In Presidential Race

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Obama's election triumph on Tuesday presented no evidence of the so-called Bradley effect, in which whites who oppose a black politician mislead pollsters about whom they will vote for. Instead, national and state pre-election polls were generally accurate in reflecting voters' preferences in the presidential contest.

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Obama Calling On Economic Experts For Their Advice

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama is calling on economic experts to discuss the first steps toward healing a damaged economy as he forms a new administration in the face of a worsening crisis.

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