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Dow Chemical Buys Rival Rohm and Haas for $15B

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Dow Chemical Co. will buy rival chemicals maker Rohm and Haas Co. for more than $15 billion in a deal the chemical giant said Thursday was a lynchpin for growth.

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AP, TV Organizations Pull Questioned Video

Posted: 07/10/2008 - The Associated Press and video services operated by CBS and NBC have pulled video allegedly taken of a tornado in Nebraska last weekend after questions were raised about its authenticity.

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Bernanke Weighs in on Revamp of Financial System

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are to brief Congress on how to revamp the country's antiquated financial regulatory system.

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Tomato Salmonella Expanded to Cilantro and Peppers

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Kansas Department of Health and environment has identified 17 cases that are linked to a nationwide outbreak of salmonella infections. Eight of the cases are in Northeast Kansas.

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Jackson "Very Sorry" for Crude Obama Comment

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for what he calls a "crude" comment he made in reference to his thought that Barack Obama's speeched in black churches can come off as "speaking down to black people." Obama says he accepts the apology.

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Ticks on a Plane? Ticks Delay Flight

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A woman found a tick on an airplane scheduled to fly from Denver to Des Moines. The flight was delayed, while the jet was cleaned and declared tick-free. A United Airlines spokesperson says between one and three ticks were found.

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India's Nuclear Agreement With IAEA Has Loopholes

Posted: 07/09/2008 - India's agreement with the U.N. atomic watchdog agency contains restrictions that could limit international oversight of its civilian nuclear program, according to a confidential document obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

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High Gas Prices Fuel Boom In Online Classes

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Laurel Ranticelli considered driving 40 miles round-trip to take education classes at the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. Then she realized she could take the same courses from her computer at home and save on fuel costs.

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Northwest Airlines To Cut 2,500 Jobs

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Northwest Airlines Corp. said on Wednesday it will cut 2,500 jobs because of high oil prices, and will soon begin charging $15 to check luggage and up to $100 to redeem a frequent-flier award ticket.

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Oil Adds A Penny On US Data, Iran Missile Tests

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Oil prices finished about where they began Wednesday after jumping more than $2 earlier on reports of lower U.S. oil stockpiles and an Iranian missile test.

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Stocks Tumble On Uneasiness About Financials

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Wall Street tumbled Wednesday as investors grappled with renewed worries about the soundness of the financial sector. The major indexes fell more than 2 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which lost more than 230 points.

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US-Funded Effort To Win Over Sadr City Residents

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Hundreds of women in black abayas crowd outdoor food markets, snapping up groceries and fresh vegetables. Stores are open again. Children play soccer on dirt fields until dusk — or later, when there's electricity.

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Obama, Clinton Fly To NY With Veep Vetter

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama and his former rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, flew to New York on Wednesday along with his vice presidential searcher Caroline Kennedy.

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Police: Polygamist Sect Leader Jeffs Hospitalized

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was taken from jail in Arizona to a Las Vegas hospital after he was found weak, feverish and "convulsive" in his cell, a jail official said Wednesday.

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Ailing Kennedy Returns To The Senate For Vote

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked through a wall of applause into the Senate on Wednesday and cast a stunningly unexpected vote on long-stalled Medicare legislation.

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Mexico City Police Chief Ousted

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Mexico City's police chief and its top prosecutor were forced out of office on Tuesday following a botched nightclub raid that resulted in the deaths of 12 people, including a 13-year-old girl.

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Out-of-state Vets to Pay Lower Tuition in Ohio

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Ohio now allows out-of-state veterans to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. Governor Ted Strickland announced the change Tuesday as part of a plan to attract more students to Ohio and keep more of them here once they graduate.

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Developing Economies Don't Bck G-8 climate goal

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A joint gathering of major developed and developing nations on Wednesday agreed that climate change was "one of the great global challenges of our time" and pledged to back a United Nations effort to conclude new climate pact by 2009. The major economies said they supported longterm and midterm goals for greenhouse-gas reductions, but endorsed no targets.

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McCain, Obama Pitch Economic Plans to Hispanics

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama sought Tuesday to send the same message to a critical constituency: They understand that Hispanics share the same economic concerns as other Americans - and they will help the whole country prosper.

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Eight New Natural Wonders Named

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Eight new natural wonders, including the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico and what has been dubbed "the Galápagos of the Indian Ocean," have been added to the World Heritage List.

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Senate Commits to Shielding Telecoms from Suits

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Senate Wednesday affirmed its intention to pass wiretapping legislation that will protect telecommunication companies from civil lawsuits for helping the government eavesdrop on American phone and computer lines without court permission.

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GOP Sides With Businesses Over Toxic Trailers

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Manufacturers say they are not responsible for FEMA trailers that had toxic levels of formaldehyde, despite Democrats' findings that companies knew about the dangers yet sold them to the government anyway after Hurricane Katrina.

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Salmonella Toll Tops 1,000; Peppers Perhaps Source

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The toll in the salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes has passed 1,000 confirmed ill, making it the worst food outbreak in years. Now the government says some types of hot peppers may be implicated, too.

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