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Treasurys little changed as Wall Street ends flat

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Treasury prices ended a turbulent first half of 2008 close to where they started the year, as investors hesitated to make any big moves ahead of more readings later this week on the shaky U.S. economy.

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Smithfield to sell joint venture to Campofrio

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. said Monday it will sell Groupe Smithfield Holdings SL, its main European subsidiary to Campofrio Alimentacion SA, the largest processed meats company in Spain.

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Man accused of driving police car into river

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a 22-year-old man stole a deputy's car and took it for a joyride on the Mississippi River levee before driving it into the river. Sheriff Newell Normand says the suspectwas apprehended while swimming in the water.

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Japanese Man Drives Car into City Hall

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A man angered by a western Japanese city's welfare policy rammed a car loaded with gas canisters and kerosene into city hall Monday, injuring two workers, police said.

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Engine problems force emergency landing at O'Hare

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A commercial jet that had just taken off from Chicago had to dump its fuel over Lake Michigan and return to O'Hare International Airport for an emergency landing after one of its engines malfunctioned.

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Yahoo takes its defense against Icahn to investors

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Yahoo Inc. began pressing a case to major shareholders Monday that its board and management deserve a chance to prove they made the right move when they rejected a $47.5 billion takeover offer from Microsoft Corp.

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Stocks end difficult first half with quiet session

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Wall Street ended a grueling first half quietly Monday, closing mixed as investors again based their trades on what has become the dominant force in the market: the price of oil.

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Bush administration delaying Medicare fee cut

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Bush administration said Monday it will delay paying doctors for treating Medicare patients in early July to give Congress more time to block a scheduled 10.6 percent fee cut.

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Sarkozy Denounces French Shooting Spree

Posted: 06/30/2008 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Monday for "consequences" after 17 people were shot and wounded during a weekend military demonstration in which real bullets were used instead of blanks.

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Gay Revelers Celebrate Pride, Marriage Rights

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A lesbian motorcycle group dressed in bridal veils, wedding gowns and leather lent a matrimonial touch to San Francisco's gay pride parade Sunday as revelers celebrated their newfound freedom to marry.

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Bush signs $162 billion war spending bill

Posted: 06/30/2008 - President Bush on Monday signed legislation to pay for the war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of his presidency and beyond, hailing the $162 billion plan as a rare product of bipartisan cooperation.

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Pentagon announces charges in USS Cole bombing

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Pentagon said Monday it is charging a Saudi Arabian with "organizing and directing" the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole - and will seek the death penalty.

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Oil Prices Pass $143 A Barrel; US Gas Hits High

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Oil prices surged past $143 a barrel for the first time ever Monday, and the price for a gallon of gas hit an all-time high in the United States. Supply concerns and a fragile global economy continue to drive the price of oil to new highs, as well as continued tensions in the Middle East.

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Beijing Boasts Stunning New Buildings

Posted: 06/30/2008 - This ancient capital city, long known for the architectural splendor of its centuries-old palaces and temples, is getting a new look that could have been plucked from science fiction.

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Researchers Make Noises Of Pre-Columbian Society

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Scientists were fascinated by the ghostly find: a human skeleton buried in an Aztec temple with a clay, skull-shaped whistle in each bony hand. But no one blew into the noisemakers for nearly 15 years. When someone finally did, the shrill, windy screech made the spine tingle. If death had a sound, this was it.

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