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China's First Spacewalk Team Feted With Parade

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Three Chinese astronauts arrived Monday in Beijing to a homecoming parade after completing China's first spacewalk and putting the country closer to building a space station and landing a man on the moon.

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Citigroup to buy Wachovia banking operations

Posted: 09/29/2008 - In the latest byproduct of the widening global financial crisis, Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corp. in a deal facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp

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Stocks fall sharply ahead of bailout vote

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Financial markets endured another difficult start Monday ahead of a planned House vote on an unpopular $700 billion plan to rescue troubled financial companies and as investors examined a deal for Wachovia Corp. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 300 points, while demand for safe-haven buying in government debt remained high ahead of the vote.

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Bush confident bailout bill will stabilize economy

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Key supporters of a Wall Street bailout package prodded lawmakers to approve the plan hours ahead of a difficult House vote on Monday, with President Bush saying it is needed to "keep the crisis in our financial system from spreading throughout our economy."

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West Nile Season Appears To Be Mildest In 7 Years

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The West Nile virus season is on track to be the mildest in seven years, with less than a third the number of serious cases as last year's total, U.S. health officials said.

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Cadbury Recalls Chinese-Made Chocolate

Posted: 09/29/2008 - British chocolate maker Cadbury on Monday became the latest foreign company to be hit by China's tainted milk scandal, ordering a recall of its Chinese-made products after saying tests "cast doubt" on their safety.

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Oil Slips Amid Growing Global Woes

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Crude prices sink closer to near $100 a barrel on fears economic slowdown will stall global growth.

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Wall Street drops at open

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Dow down 300 points after European banks get bailed out and Citi buys Wachovia's banking assets.

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Dow Falls 300 Points ahead of Bailout Vote

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 300 points, while demand for safe-haven buying in government debt remained high ahead of a planned House vote on an unpopular $700 billion plan to rescue troubled financial companies and as investors examined a deal for Wachovia Corp.

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Officials: 5 Killed in Northern Lebanon Explosion

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A car bomb exploded Monday near a military bus carrying troops going to work in northern Lebanon, killing at least five people and injuring 25 others, Lebanese security officials said.

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Stocks Open Sharply Lower ahead of Bailout Vote

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Stocks are opening sharply lower ahead of a planned House vote on an unpopular $700 billion plan to rescue troubled financial companies. Investors are also looking over Citigroup Inc.'s deal to buy Wachovia Corp.'s banking operations.

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19-Year-old Topeka Murder Trial begins

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Theodore D. Netherland is accused of repeatedly stabbing Karen Estes as she left a community center in Topeka in 1989, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder

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Stocks Tumble as Bailout Plan Fails in House

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Fear swept across the financial markets Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down as much as 705 points, after the government's financial bailout package failed to survive a vote in the House.

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Consumer Spending Weakens as Stimulus Fades

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Consumer spending in August turned in the weakest performance in six months, underscoring the threat the economy faces as the government's stimulus program fades into the past.

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Circuit City has Bigger 2Q Loss, Withdraws Outlook

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Circuit City Stores Inc. said Monday its second-quarter loss widened, and the nation's second-largest consumer electronics retailer withdrew its fiscal 2009 outlook amid sluggish sales, poor traffic and heightened competition.

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Stocks Head for Lower Open Ahead of Bailout Vote

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Financial markets headed for another difficult session Monday ahead of a planned House vote on an unpopular $700 billion plan to rescue troubled financial companies and as investors examined a deal for Wachovia Corp.

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The Boss to Play Super Bowl Halftime

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Another Super Bowl, another rock 'n' roll superstar at halftime. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at this year's Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa, Fla., the NFL and NBC announced Sunday night.

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Citigroup to Buy Wachovia Banking Operations

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corp., one of the nation's largest banks, in a deal facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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Oil Falls to Near $103 on Global Slowdown Fears

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Oil prices fell to near $103 a barrel in Asia Monday on concern that economic growth will slow across the globe despite a tentative agreement in Washington on a $700 billion bailout package to stabilize the U.S. financial system.

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World Markets Fall as US Bailout Taking Time

Posted: 09/29/2008 - World stock markets tumbled Monday as investors reacted coolly to Washington's $700 billion bank bailout deal, recognizing that cleaning up the bad debt mess will take a long time and likely drag on global economic growth for the foreseeable future.

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Buffett to Congress: Bail out economy or face 'meltdown'

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Billionaire Warren Buffett told congressional negotiators that if they can't agree on a proposed financial bailout, the nation will face "its biggest financial meltdown in American history," two sources familiar with the talks said.

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Weakening Hurricane Kyle batters Nova Scotia

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Hurricane Kyle was battering the shores of Canadian province Nova Scotia on Sunday evening, and was expected to pass over New Brunswick, Canada, in the night, forecasters said.

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