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Bernanke Breathes Life into Another Stimulus Bill

Posted: 10/21/2008 - With a timely endorsement from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, there's new life to the idea of Congress returning to Washington next month to pass a second round of measures aimed at injecting life into the economy.

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Russia, Iran, Qatar Discuss OPEC-style Gas Cartel

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Iran, Russia and Qatar discussed the formation of an OPEC-style cartel among some of the largest natural gas producing nations on Tuesday, a prospect that has unnerved energy-importing nations in Europe and the United States.

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Kerkorian Sells Part of Stake in Ford Motor

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian says his investment firm has sold 7.3 million of its shares in Ford Motor Co., reducing his stake in the automaker to just over 6 percent.

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Geologists Discover 'Dinasaur Dance Floor'

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Geologists say they have discovered prehistoric animal tracks so densely packed on a 3/4-acre site that they're calling it a "dinosaur dance floor." The site along the Arizona-Utah state line offers a rich new set of clues about the lives of dinosaurs 190 million years ago.

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Magnet Device Aims To Treat Depression Patients

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The government has approved the first noninvasive brain stimulator to treat depression — a device that beams magnetic pulses through the skull. If it sounds like science-fiction, well, those woodpecker-like pulses trigger small electrical charges that spark brain cells to fire. Yet it doesn't cause the risks of surgically implanted electrodes or the treatment of last resort, shock therapy.

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European Markets Lifted By Credit Easing

Posted: 10/21/2008 - European stock markets rose Tuesday ahead of Wall Street's open as interbank lending rates continued to decline. Asian stocks were mixed. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 41.44 points higher, or 1.0 percent, higher at 4,324.11, while Germany's DAX was up 41.63 points, or 0.9 percent, at 4,876.64.

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Police Seek Motive in Ark. Anchorwoman's Beating

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Anne Pressly's personality made her a hit with television viewers. Now, police want to know whether her celebrity made her a target. The popular KATV anchorwoman, who had a small part in the new Bush biopic "W," was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after a severe beating in her home.

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Dead Bear Covered In Obama Signs Found At School

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Police at Western Carolina University and wildlife officials were investigating the discovery early Monday of a dead bear cub draped with a pair of Barack Obama campaign signs.

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Latest Space Tourist Gets His Money's Worth

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The world's latest space tourist, a computer game wizard and astronaut's son who paid $30 million to fly to the space station, said Monday from orbit that he's gotten his money's worth.

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Stock Futures Lower after Previous Session's Rally

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Wall Street headed for a lower open Tuesday, a day after a big rally, as investors monitored gradually easing credit market conditions while sifting through another batch of quarterly earnings reports for clues on where the economy is headed.

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Pfizer 3Q Profit Triples due to Charge a Year Ago

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Pfizer Inc. says its third-quarter profit tripled, mainly because a huge charge depressed last year's results. The world's biggest drugmaker said Tuesday it earned $2.3 billion, or 34 cents per share, the the latest quarter.

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Geologists Discover `Dinosaur Dance Floor'

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Geologists say they have discovered prehistoric animal tracks so densely packed on a 3/4-acre site that they're calling it a "dinosaur dance floor."

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Scarlett Johansson To Host Nobel Concert

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Actress Scarlett Johansson will co-host the 2008 Nobel Peace Concert on Dec. 11 in honor of this year's laureate, Finnish peace mediator and former President Martti Ahtisaari, organizers said Monday.

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Bernanke Breathes Life into another Stimulus Bill

Posted: 10/21/2008 - With a timely endorsement from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, there's new life to the idea of Congress returning to Washington next month to pass a second round of measures aimed at injecting life into the economy.

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Oil Above $74 as OPEC Eyes Production Cut

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Oil prices were hovering above US$74 a barrel Tuesday as investors expected OPEC to try to halt a three-month slide in prices by cutting production quotas at least 1 million barrels a day.

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Magnet Device Aims To Treat Depression Patients

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The government has approved the first noninvasive brain stimulator to treat depression - a device that beams magnetic pulses through the skull. If it sounds like science-fiction, well, those woodpecker-like pulses trigger small electrical charges that spark brain cells to fire.

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Ex-President Calls Obama Right Candidate for Job

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Former President Bill Clinton says running for president the ultimate job interview, and Democrat candidate Barack Obama is clearly the right person for the job. Clinton spoke Monday night in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood.

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Wanted: Quarterbacks for Ailing KC Franchise

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Another 34 points scored against the Chiefs, another bad day for KC quarterbacks. Here's why anyone who's played QB in the NFL should stick by their phones this week.

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Appeal Threatens to Hold up Exxon Valdez Payments

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Prince William Sound commercial fishermen have been waiting 19 years for punitive damages against Exxon Mobil in the nation's worst oil spill. Now that a payout is imminent, another delay may be coming. Lawyers for a Seattle-based company have filed court papers objecting to the allocation plan.

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Iowa Couple Ordered Apart After Woman Bites Fiance

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A judge has ordered an suburban Chicago woman to stay away from her fiance - two weeks before their wedding. Police says Patel drove over the man's foot and then bit his hand when he took away her keys to prevent her from driving.

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