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Bush: Credit Thaw 'Going to Take Awhile'

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The government's drastic economic rescue efforts will eventually pay off, President Bush insisted Friday, offering calming words to anxious Americans but no suggestion of a quick revival as Wall Street braced for another wild day.

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Home Construction Falls Sharply in September

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Construction of new homes plunged by a bigger-than-expected amount in September as builders slashed production to the slowest pace since early 1991, when the country was in a deep recession.

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US Stocks Open Lower after Housing Data

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Wall Street tumbled again early Friday after the government said new home construction dropped by more than expected last month to the lowest pace since early 1991. The Dow Jones industrials fell 200 points.

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Speedway Chief: Smoking Ban Could Nix Kan. Casino

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Kansas Speedway's chief executive officer suggests a smoking ban in Wyandotte County might prevent construction of a new state-owned casino in Kansas City, Kan.

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Rep. Moore, Jordan Spar Over Financial Turmoil

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Challenger Nick Jordan contends Moore, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, had a key role in causing that turmoil. Moore is seeking his fifth term in the 3rd District, in the Kansas City area.

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Experts Question Benefit of School Time-out Rooms

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Some educators say time-out rooms are being used with increased frequency to discipline children with behavioral disorders. And the time outs are probably doing more harm than good, some educators say.

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Poll: Voters Souring on McCain

Posted: 10/17/2008 - When it comes to the public's image of John McCain, it's as if somebody dialed the electricity down in the past month. For Barack Obama, the juice is still flowing.

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Titanic Survivor Sells Mementos To Pay For Care

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Millvina Dean was only 2 months old when she was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat from the doomed Titanic. Now 96, the last survivor of the tragic sinking is selling mementos of the disaster to help pay her nursing home fees.

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Chinese Government Summons Major Dairy Companies

Posted: 10/17/2008 - China summoned five of its major dairy companies to a meeting Friday over the fate of Sanlu Group Co., the company at the center of a tainted milk scandal that has sickened thousands and led to the deaths of four children, state media reported.

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Brain Signals Revive Paralyzed Muscles In Monkeys

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Monkeys taught to play a computer game were able to overcome wrist paralysis with an experimental device that might lead to new treatments for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury.

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Report Says Arctic Temperatures At Record Highs

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Autumn temperatures in the Arctic are at record levels, the Arctic Ocean is getting warmer and less salty as sea ice melts, and reindeer herds appear to be declining, researchers reported Thursday.

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Australian Leader Holds Firm On Climate Change

Posted: 10/17/2008 - World leaders must deal with the threat of global climate change despite the spreading "cancer" of the global financial crisis, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Friday.

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Rodney Dangerfield's Widow Settles Video Lawsuit

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A judge in Los Angeles has ordered a former friend of Rodney Dangerfield not to distribute video footage of the late comedian taken during the final years of his life.

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NJ Flu-Shot Mandate For Preschoolers Draws Outcry

Posted: 10/17/2008 - As flu season approaches, many New Jersey parents are furious over a first-in-the-nation requirement that children get a flu shot in order to attend preschools and day-care centers.

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