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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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McCain Defends Robo-Calls

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Here's an issue where John McCain and Sarah Palin disagree.. how well those carefully planned "robocalls" work in getting your vote. McCain talks with Harry Smith about robocalls on "The Early Show" this morning.

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Michelle Obama to Focus on Military Spouses

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Politico reports the candidate's wife meets with military families often in swing states. Here's why this issue could be part of her agenda if she's chosen as the nation's next first lady.

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School Official: Ayers Cancellation Not Forced

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Bill Ayers, the 1960's radical often linked by Republicans to Barack Obama, won't be speaking at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next month. His appearance was canceled because some complaints constituted a safety threat.

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3 Teens Charged in Detroit School Shooting Case

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Three teenagers have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Detroit high school junior. 16-year-old Christopher Walker was shot to death Thursday afternoon near a high school on the city's northwest side. Three others were wounded.

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Brothers, Topeka Natives, Killed in Oklahoma City

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Oklahoma City Police say 37-year old Corey Brown and 34-year old Shannon Brown were shot and killed early Monday morning. The two were born and raised in Topeka and currently lived in Texas.

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