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Price Tag For Requested Afghanistan Troops Could Top $500,000 A Soldier

Posted: 10/30/2009 - If President Barack Obama decides to send the 40,000 additional forces to Afghanistan, as requested by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a rough estimate by the Pentagon projects the cost could be an additional $20 billion a year, according to a senior Pentagon official.

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National Itelligence Bdget Nmber Rleased

Posted: 10/30/2009 - The United States spent $49.8 billion on its non-military intelligence programs in 2009, an increase of more than $2 billion from the previous year, according to a statement Friday from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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Internet Bubble 2.0? Not So Fast

Posted: 10/26/2009 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in October for online retailing stocks. Christmas 1999, that is.

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House CBO Finds Dem Bill With Public Option Reduces Deficit

Posted: 10/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A preliminary estimate from the Congressional Budget Office projects that the House Democrats' health care plan that includes a public option would cost $871 billion over 10 years, according to two Democratic sources.

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Sun Microsystems To Cut 3,000 Jobs

Posted: 10/20/2009 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Sun Microsystems said it will cut 3,000 jobs over the next year, citing delays in its pending acquisition by Oracle, according to a regulatory filing released on Tuesday.

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Yahoo Profits Soar Even As Sales Drop

Posted: 10/20/2009 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Yahoo Inc. reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday that blew past analysts' forecasts as it reported profits that nearly tripled from last year.

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States Race To Win Education Stimulus Money

Posted: 10/12/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Last spring's stimulus package set aside a lot of money for states, and many states have been changing laws to make themselves more attractive to the administration's financial decision-makers.

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Bank Of America CEO Ken Lewis To Retire

Posted: 09/30/2009 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Ken Lewis, the beleaguered CEO of Bank of America, announced Wednesday that he will retire at year's end. There was no successor named.

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GM Kills Saturn After Penske Ends Deal

Posted: 09/30/2009 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Car dealership operator Penske Automotive Group announced on Wednesday that it has cancelled plans to acquire General Motors' Saturn unit. As a result, GM said it will wind down the brand and dealer network.

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Recession Sends Gas Prices Tumbling

Posted: 09/27/2009 - (CNN) — Gas prices have dropped seven cents over the past weeks, continuing a downward slide that has lasted nearly two months, according to a survey published Sunday.

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Treasurys Rise After Strong Auction Results

Updated: 09/24/2009 - NEW YORK -- Treasurys rose Thursday after a government debt sale drew strong demand and stock prices fell. The benchmark 10-year note was up 15/32 to 102 5/32, and its yield fell to 3.36% from 3.41% late Wednesday. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.

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Pitfalls to Avoid in Retirement

Posted: 09/16/2009 - Avoid the tax mistakes, and make sure there aren't any insurance policy gaps in your retirement years; just some of the advice from Jim Hanna of Ameriprise Financial Services in Topeka.

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Obama to Appoint Bernanke to Second Fed Term

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Criticized for not doing enough to stop the economic meltdown, Ben Bernanke is now winning praise for his actions to contain the recession.

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First Phase Of Credit CARD Act Takes Effect Today

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The initial provisions of the Credit CARD Act go into effect today, giving consumers more notice on interest rate hikes, more time to receive their bills and the ability to say no to APR increases.

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Federal Stimulus Used For Goodland Airport Repairs

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Goodland City Manager Doug Gerber says the project will cost about $784,000. Goodland received $588,116 in federal stimulus money and the city used airport entitlement money for the rest the project.

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Parkinson, Treasury Deputy Tout Kansas Project

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Parkinson and Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin will travel on Thursday to Osawatomie for the opening of Woodland Hills Estate. Developers used a new tax credit program that was part of the federal stimulus package to complete construction.

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QuikTrip To Pay Nearly $750,000 In Back Pay

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Convenience store operator QuikTrip Corp. is paying current and former employees in nine states nearly $750,000 in overtime back wages following an investigation by the Labor Department.

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Ohio Woman Sues Applebee's, Claims False Listing Of Calories

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The cases allege fraud and negligence, as well as a conspiracy to conceal the accurate nutritional information from consumers. An Applebee's spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email Wednesday seeking comment.

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Boeing's 2Q Profit Climbs; 787 Plans Still Pending

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Chicago-based Boeing is reporting a 17% increase in second-quarter profit. That beat Wall Street's expectations, but Boeing says it's still assessing the financial impact of the latest delay of its new 787 jetliner.

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State Unemployment Rate Hits 7%

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Labor Secretary Jim Garner said Friday that Kansans are receiving between $20 million and $21 million in unemployment benefits a week. That figure includes $4 million in emergency federal benefits.

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