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Weak Economy Pushes Jobless Claims to 7-year High

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Tight credit is taking a toll on manufacturing and jobs. More people than expected lined up at the unemployment lines last week and orders to U.S. factories plunged by the largest amount in two years, according to government data released Thursday.

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Oil Falls on Demand Concerns

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Oil prices fell more than $2 a barrel Thursday on worries that demand for crude will erode further and the dollar strengthened against the euro. But trading was volatile.

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Stocks Decline on Unemployment, Factory Reports

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Stocks tumbled and credit markets remained tight Thursday after plunging factor orders and a seven-year high in jobless claims stoked fears that the government's financial rescue plan might not be enough to ward off a recession.

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Credit Woes Not Affecting Topeka Loans

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Senators have passed the much criticized "bailout bill" by 74-25 vote Wednesday sending it now to the House. A vote is expected this Friday.

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Actors Union Moves Closer to Strike Vote

Posted: 10/02/2008 - The Screen Actors Guild's negotiating committee voted Wednesday to support a strike authorization vote, a tactic meant to break stalled contract talks with Hollywood studios.

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FDA Urged to Recall Cold Medicines for Kids

Posted: 10/02/2008 - With a new cold season coming, the government is trying once more to decide what to do about over-the-counter medicines for kids' coughs and sniffles. Doctors question the drugs' benefits and worry about their risks.

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AP poll: Obama Opens a 7-Point Lead

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Likely voters now back Obama 48-41 percent over McCain, a dramatic shift from an AP-GfK survey that gave the Republican a slight edge nearly three weeks ago, before Wall Street collapsed and sent ripples across worldwide markets

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House Girds for Second Try on Financial Rescue

Posted: 10/02/2008 - House members are getting another chance to vote on a financial bailout bill that has infuriated millions of voters after the Senate added tax cuts and other sweeteners and passed it handily.

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Stock Losses Take Heavy Toll on Retirement Savings

Posted: 10/02/2008 - The financial crisis that toppled major Wall Street banks and snarled credit markets around the world has also taken a toll on nest eggs, forcing people to rethink when - and even if - their savings will allow them to retire.

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Palin Facing Voters Who Doubt Her Readiness

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin enters her debate with voters harboring serious doubts about her readiness for the nation's highest office. Watch live on WIBW-TV and join in the conversation about the debate on the wibw.com Live Blog

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Crash Kills KU Student, Injuries Wife

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Police say the 26-year-old KU student missed a turn and lost control of his car shortly after midnight Thursday, causing the vehicle to hit a power pole and then a tree

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House Girds for Second Try on Financial Rescue

Posted: 10/02/2008 - House members get another chance to vote on a bill that many would like to avoid: a massive financial rescue plan that has infuriated millions of voters but is described by President Bush and congressional leaders as vital to keeping the economy from sliding into a deep recession.

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FDA Urged to Recall Cold Medicines for Youngsters

Posted: 10/02/2008 - With a new cold season coming, the government is trying once more to decide what to do about over-the-counter medicines for kids' coughs and sniffles. Doctors question the drugs' benefits and worry about their risks.

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Fossett Search Teams See What Looks Like Wreckage

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Search teams combing a rugged part of eastern California for any sign of Steve Fossett, the adventurer who vanished on a solo flight more than a year ago, have spotted what appeared to be wreckage Wednesday, authorities said.

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Oil Steady at $98 on US Bailout Hopes

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Oil prices were steady at $98 a barrel Thursday in Asia as expectations the U.S. Congress will pass a revised $700 billion financial industry bailout package this week offset concern over slowing crude demand in the world's biggest economy.

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Asian Stocks Fall Despite Senate Rescue Plan Vote

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Asian stock markets retreated Thursday as broader concerns about a global economic slowdown outweighed any relief over the U.S. Senate's passage of the bailout package to rescue the U.S. financial system.

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Boyda, Jenkins Meet in KTWU Debate

Posted: 10/02/2008 - First-term congresswoman Nancy Boyda talked up the issues with her Republican opponent, Lynn Jenkins in front of an audience for an hour on Wednesday night.

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Shots Fired in Central Park Neighborhood

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Topeka Police searched for a white or gray Pontiac Grand Am Wednesday night, following what witnesses describe as a drive-by shooting.

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Jim Zeller on Campaigning Door-to-Door

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Jim Zeller is running against State Senator Laura Kelley in the 18th District. He spoke to 13 news Wednesday about knowing constituents. If elected, he says he would give them a better voice.

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California Hiker Finds Steve Fossett ID

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The record-setting pilots who flew all the way around the world, starting and ending in Salina, has been missing for more than a year.

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State Senator Joined at Rally by Gov.

Updated: 10/01/2008 - State senator Laura Kelly has to approach this campaign a little different than she had planned. Last weekend she fell during a parade in Alta Vista and broke her femur. Wednesday, Governor Sebelius joined her at a campaign rally in Potwin.

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Silver Hair Legislature Meets in Topeka

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Members of the Silver Hair Legislature met Wednesday to discuss different issues among the elderly. Issues discussed included revising the grandparent bill, which addresses grandparents raising their grandkids.

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3 Cities Give Opinions on US-24 Corridor

Updated: 10/10/2008 - The US-24 Study Team shared information with members of the St. George, Manhattan and Wamego communities and took their opinions to develop a plan for the future of the highway between Manhattan and Wamego.

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Highway Bridge Work to Start Thursday

Posted: 10/01/2008 - More highway work is on tap for Topeka Thursday. The bridge ramp from westbound I-470 to westbound I-70 will be closed between nine a.m. and four p.m. for deck repair work.

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