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Former Thai Premier Found Guilty Of Corruption

Posted: 10/21/2008 - A Thai court found former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra guilty of corruption and sentenced him Tuesday to two years in prison, adding a new twist to the country's paralyzing political crisis.

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Netflix 3Q Profit Rises 30 Percent As Economy Darkens

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Netflix Inc.'s third-quarter profit surged 30 percent despite slowing subscriber growth, which is turning into a bigger problem for the online DVD rental leader as the rapidly unraveling economy prods more consumers to clamp down on entertainment expenses.

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Dead Goldfish Offered the Vote in Illinois

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Beth Nudelman, who owned the fish, said Princess may have landed on a mailing list because the family once filled in the pet's name when they got a second phone line for a computer.

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Convicted Killer Threatens Senator from Death Row

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The nation's second-largest prison system is enforcing a lockdown after authorities learned a condemned killer had made threatening calls to a Texas state senator from a cell phone smuggled into death row

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Obama to Hold Jobs Summit in Fla. with Governors

Posted: 10/21/2008 - With the current economic crisis creating favorable conditions for Democrats, Obama has focused his final-stretch message almost entirely on that topic - and almost entirely on traditionally Republican turf.

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McCain Says His Campaign is Focused on the Economy

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said "it's absolutely not true" that the economy is a losing issue for Republicans and dismissed the idea that he can't win the presidency if the top issue is the flagging economy.

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Iraq Cabinet Seeks Changes to US Security Pact

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The Iraqi Parliament must approve the draft before the current U.N. mandate expires at the end of this year. Otherwise, there would be no legal basis for the U.S.-led military mission.

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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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