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Schering-Plough, Merck's Vytorin Misses Study Goal

Posted: 07/22/2008 - In the latest disappointment for cholesterol pill Vytorin, a major European study in patients with heart valve disease found the drug didn't prevent worsening of the disease or lower the need for valve surgery, sending its makers' stock plunging.

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Quest: Repairing More Hearts With Implanted Pumps

Posted: 07/22/2008 - When it comes to hearts, Taneal Wilson won the lottery. A small pump implanted to keep the 31-year-old alive long enough for a heart transplant somehow helped Wilson's ravaged heart completely recover instead.

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EU Toughens Sanctions Against Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Posted: 07/22/2008 - European Union foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to toughen sanctions against Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to pressure him to share power with the opposition ahead of the opening of talks between Zimbabwe's rival parties in South Africa.

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UPS Reports 2Q Profit Decline, Lowers Outlook

Posted: 07/22/2008 - UPS Inc., the world's largest shipping carrier, said Tuesday its profit fell nearly 21 percent in the second quarter despite a 6.7 percent increase in sales. The company also lowered its outlook for the year amid a slumping U.S. economy.

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Wall Street to Tumble on Disappointing Results

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Wall Street looked to open sharply lower Tuesday after dismal quarterly results from Wachovia Corp. and other blue chips heightened concerns about corporate results amid the ongoing credit crisis.

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Obama Visits Former Insurgent Hotbed in Iraq

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama traveled to a former hotbed of the Sunni insurgency on Tuesday for talks with tribal leaders who joined the fight against al-Qaida in Iraq and now seek a deeper role in Iraq's political future.

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Attack Near Obama's Jerusalem Hotel Injures 5

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Driver of backhoe tore through several vehicles in, including a bus, in downtown Jerusalem Tuesday before being shot by an Israeli border patrolman and a civilian.

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Leno's Last Tonight' is May 29; O'Brien in June 1

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Conan O'Brien will take over the "Tonight" show next June and what happens to deposed host Jay Leno after that is anybody's guess. Leno's last show will be Friday, May 29, and O'Brien will start the following Monday, June 1, NBC executives told a Television Critics Association meeting Monday.

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Report: 'Batman' Accused of Assaulting Mom, Sister

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Batman star Christian Bale was to be questioned by police over allegations he assaulted his mother and sister the night before the European premiere of his film, "The Dark Knight," British media reported Tuesday.

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Savage Angers Parents of Autistic Children

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Radio talk show host Michael Savage, who described 99 percent of children with autism as brats, said Monday he was trying to "boldly awaken" parents to his view that many people are being wrongly diagnosed.

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Wall Street to Tumble on Disappointing 2Q Results

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Wall Street looked to open sharply lower Tuesday after a dismal quarter from Wachovia Corp. and other blue chips heightened concerns about corporate results amid the ongoing credit crisis.

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UPS Reports 2Q Profit Decline, Lowers Outlook

Posted: 07/22/2008 - UPS Inc., the world's largest shipping carrier, says its profit fell nearly 21 percent in the second quarter despite a 6.7 percent increase in sales. The company also lowered its outlook for the year amid a slumping U.S. economy.

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Wachovia has $8.9B Loss, Cuts 6,350 Jobs, Dividend

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Wachovia Corp. lost $8.86 billion in the second quarter, and said Tuesday it was slashing its dividend and cutting 6,350 jobs after losses tied to mortgages soared.

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Serbian Judge Orders Karadzic To UN Tribunal

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Posted: 07/22/2008 - Serbia's war crimes prosecutor says a judge has ordered ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's transfer to the U.N.'s war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.

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American Express Shares Tumble as 2Q Profit Falls

Posted: 07/22/2008 - In a sign that even wealthier consumers are feeling the pinch of the credit crisis, American Express Co. said its second-quarter profit tumbled as it set aside more money to cover souring loans across all its portfolios.

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Oil Steady near $131 a Barrel in Asia

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Oil prices held steady near $131 a barrel Tuesday in Asia on expectations Tropical Storm Dolly won't disrupt oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Rice Told Embassies to Limit Aid For Obama, McCain

Posted: 07/21/2008 - As Democrat Barack Obama began an overseas tour, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told employees at U.S. embassies to provide only minimal help to visiting presidential candidates.

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Top War Crimes Suspect Karadzic Arrested in Serbia

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, accused architect of massacres and the politician considered most responsible for the deadly siege of Sarajevo, was arrested Monday evening in a Serbian police raid ending his 13 years as the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive.

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Deadly Tolls: Sick Truckers Causing Fatal Wrecks

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the United States have suffered seizures, heart attacks or unconscious spells behind the wheel that led to deadly crashes on highways. Hundreds of thousands of drivers carry commercial licenses even though they also qualify for full federal disability payments, according to a new U.S. safety study obtained by The Associated Press.

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Obama Spends Less in June, Saves Resources

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Barack Obama's army of small-dollar donors gave his presidential campaign its biggest boost in June, contributing more than $30 million in individual sums of $200 or less.

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China Pulls Troops From Quake Zone

Posted: 07/21/2008 - China on Monday began withdrawing the first batch of 40,000 troops from three provinces hit by the massive May 12 earthquake, as authorities shift their focus away from rescue and toward reconstruction work.

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Break-in Suspects Found Asleep on Stolen Goods

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Police say a trail of pillows and backpacks led to two sleeping men who were arrested after a department store break-in. Kyle Burress, 25, and Allen Pierce, 27, have been charged with second-degree burglary.

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