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Wall Street Opens Higher on Bailout Hopes

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Stocks are higher in early trading as government officials move closer to a deal aimed at saving the crippled financial system. But a credit market squeeze has intensified as doubts about the plan's ffectiveness drive demand for very short-term, safe-haven assets including three-month Treasury bills.

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Colorful Study Probes Climate Change, Fall Foliage

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Could climate change dull the blazing palette of New England's fall foliage? The answer could have serious implications for one of the region's signature attractions, which draws thousands of "leaf peepers" every autumn.

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Disney Gala Shows Off Upcoming Movies

Posted: 09/25/2008 - In a gala adorned with Hollywood stars, The Walt Disney Co. wowed an industry crowd in a showcase of its upcoming films that included a sequel to its 1982 sci-fi flick "Tron" and a "Lone Ranger" remake with Johnny Depp as Tonto.

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China Recalls Expand; EU Mulls Banning Baby Food

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Food recalls expanded in Europe and Asia on Thursday as an industrial chemical linked to the deaths of four babies turned up in candies and other Chinese-made products that were quickly pulled from store shelves in China and abroad.

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Jobless Claims Pushed to 7-Year High

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A slowing economy and two hurricanes push new claims for unemployment benefits to their highest level in seven years, far surpassing analysts expectations.

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Seniors Not Quite Embracing Generic Drugs

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Seniors who switch between low-cost generic drugs and the original products based on who's footing the bill are likely driving up the cost of the government's Medicare drug plan, according to a new study.

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Kansas Delegation, Challengers Respond to Bailout

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Slattery said President Bush's proposal made him "mad as hell," while Sen. Roberts office claimed the senator has been able to address Kansans' concerns with Treas. Secretary Paulson.

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Obama, McCain To Attend Economic Bailout Talks

Posted: 09/25/2008 - John McCain and Barack Obama say presidential politics should have no role in the government's efforts to save the crippled financial system. Yet, each is playing his own politics toward the same goals — showing leadership during crisis, getting credit for any solutions, and, ultimately, winning the presidency.

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Stock Futures Mixed on Bailout Hopes, GE Outlook

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Wall Street headed for a narrowly mixed open Thursday as investors grew cautiously optimistic that the government and lawmakers would strike a deal to save the crippled financial system. But credit markets remained squeezed on worries that lingering obstacles to the bank bailout package could hinder its effectiveness.

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McGangsta: Ed McMahon to Rap in Viral Videos

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Ed McMahon has an unexpected new job title: rapper. The 85-year-old former "Tonight Show" sidekick will star in two viral rap videos for, a financial Web site owned by credit bureau Experian.

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Pilgrim's Pride To Report 4Q Loss On Cost Pressure

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. said Thursday it expects to report a "significant loss" in its fiscal fourth quarter and will not be in compliance with one of its debt covenants.

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Deal Close On $700 Billion Financial Bailout Plan

Updated: 09/25/2008 - President Bush is bringing presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain into negotiations on a $700 billion rescue of Wall Street as Democrats and Republicans near agreement on a bailout plan with more protections for taxpayers and new help for distressed homeowners.

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2nd Celebrity Booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Ted McGinley from "Married with Children" has gotten a divorce from "Dancing with the Stars." The actor and his professional partner, Inna Brayer, were eliminated Wednesday from ABC's dancing competition.

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Oil Falls in Asia on Supply Delays, Bailout Plan

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Oil prices fell to near $104 a barrel Thursday in Asia as investors weighed supply delays in the Gulf of Mexico against concerns that the U.S. credit crisis may slow global economic growth and hurt crude demand.

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Safe Streets' "Citizen's Patrol" Meeting Cancelled

Posted: 09/24/2008 - We told you Tuesday night how to reserve your spot in safe streets' "citizen's patrol" training session - but now we've been told the event scheduled for this saturday has been cancelled. No reason was given.

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Expocentre Parking Price Going Up

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The Kansas Expocentre will increase parking fees for ticketed events at Landon Arena from $3 to $5. The hike takes effect Friday, Sept. 26th.

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Geary County Hospital Plans to Suspend BC/BS

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Geary Community Hospital patients may not be able to use Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas soon. Hospital officials say they can't continue to offer quality care and better technology with BC/BS "underpaying for its clients' healthcare."

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Topeka Sonic Wins Silver Medal

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The employees at the 21st and Ashworth Place Sonic Drive-in won a silver medal at the Dr. Pepper Sonic Games held in Florida. The store was backwards from what they are used to, but some of the employees won individual awards along with the team medal.

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Judge to Allow Statement in Kan. Murder Trial

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A jury will hear an incriminating statement Theodore D. Netherland made to police in 2006. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Karen Estes. Netherland's attorney argued that his mental illness and below-average IQ prevented him from understanding his right to remain silent. But District Judge Evelyn Wilson disagreed in a ruling Tuesday.

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