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Wall Street Mixed After Earnings Reports

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Wall Street fluctuated Friday as investors had little appetite to buy stocks after disappointing earnings from technology companies offset an upbeat report from Citigroup Inc.

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McCain, Obama Hedge on Costly New Marine One

Posted: 07/18/2008 - John McCain and Barack Obama vow to reform the nation's defense procurement if elected president, yet each is unwilling to take a firm stand against the skyrocketing cost of a plum White House perk: the new Marine One helicopter.

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N.H. Will Accept Free Oil From Chavez After All

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Two years ago, New Hampshire refused to accept heating oil from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the pro-Castro U.S. critic who once called President Bush "the devil." But with fuel prices rising, well, free oil is free oil.

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McCain Pledges to Help Auto Industry Rebuild

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain pledged Friday to help auto workers rebuild their industry and in the process jump-start the entire U.S. economy.

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FDA Declares it's OK to Eat Tomatoes Again

Posted: 07/18/2008 - It's OK to eat all kinds of tomatoes again, the U.S. government declared Thursday — lifting its salmonella warning on the summer favorites amid signs that the record outbreak, while not over, may finally be slowing.

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iPhones Hot Even in Places Apple Has Yet to Reach

Posted: 07/18/2008 - The new iPhone went on sale in 21 countries July 11 and will soon be released in 70 nations. Officially, Russia and China are still on hold — neither last year's original iPhone nor the updated model have been launched in those countries because Apple is still negotiating with mobile service providers.

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Spikes in Popular Lake Spook Seattle Swimmers

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Nearly 50 metal spikes were mysteriously planted in the shallows of an urban lake popular with swimmers, alarming Seattle residents and leading to a police investigation.

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Spears Granted Additional Visitation With Boys

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have reached an agreement that grants the pop singer more visits with her children and averts a custody trial that was scheduled for next month, attorneys said Friday.

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Pope: All Faiths Must Unite Against Violence

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of Islam and other faiths that they must unite to combat religion's role in "sinister and indiscriminate" violence.

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Wall Street Edges Lower After Earnings Reports

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Wall Street edged lower Friday as disappointing earnings from technology companies like Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. offset upbeat results from Citigroup Inc.

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Freddie Mac Takes Step Toward Issuing Stock

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Mortgage financier Freddie Mac took a step toward issuing common and preferred stock to help bolster its balance sheet Friday when the Securities and Exchange Commission accepted its registration statement filed earlier in the day.

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Poll: McCain's Backers Less Fired Up Than Obama's

Posted: 07/18/2008 - While overall interest in the presidential campaign has swelled since last fall, backers of Barack Obama are more fired up and express more loyalty to their candidate than McCain's do, a poll by The Associated Press and Yahoo News showed Friday. In addition, individual groups backing Obama — African-Americans, Democrats and liberals — are more enthusiastic than whites, Republicans and conservatives, who are more aligned with McCain, the GOP senator from Arizona.

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Wall Street Mixed After Earnings Reports

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Wall Street turned mixed Friday as financial stocks rose in response to Citigroup's upbeat results and tech stocks fell on disappointing earnings at Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

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