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Cox Eyes Online Ad Growth, Buys Startup $300 Million

Posted: 04/29/2008 - The media conglomerate Cox Enterprises is pinning hopes on internet advertising while television and newspaper audiences shrink. So they're planning to spend $300 million to buy a company that helps web sites pool their ad space.

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Yahoo To Outsource Messenger Phone Calls To Jajah

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Startup company Jajah will take over the internet telephone functions of its instant messaging program. The new company will handle billing and customer care and will connect the calls to and from users of Yahoo Messenger. It's a major coup for Jajah, a three-year old company that now boasts 10 million customers.

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Exercise-Heart Study Casts Doubt On 'Fit-But-Fat' Theory

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Challenging the notion that you can be fat and fit, new reasearch finds that being active can lower but not eliminate heart risks that heavy women face. Doctors say weight still matters. Previous research went back and forth on the issue.

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Review: "Ironman" Blockbuster With A Brain

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Good acting, a surprisingly relatable main character and a somewhat "realstic" superhero power make "Ironman" a summer blockbuster. It may even give that spidey-sense movie a run for its money.

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CBS Profits Rise 14% in 1Q

Posted: 04/29/2008 - CBS Corp.'s earnings rose 14 percent in the first quarter as a new international TV syndication agreement kicked in for its "CSI" franchise. They also own Simon & Schuster and a large radio broadcasting business said Tuesday it earned $244.3 million in the first three months of the year, up from $213.5 million last year.

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MySpace Unveils New Karaoke Feature

Posted: 04/28/2008 - MySpace Karaoke ( debuts nearly two years after Fox Interactive, a division of News Corp., which owns MySpace, purchased the karaoke site The combination of MySpace and kSolo allows users to upload audio recordings of them singing everything from R. Kelly to Richie Valens to their profile page.

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Stimulus Checks Going Out Monday

Posted: 04/28/2008 - The economic stimulus checks are expected to begin hitting bank accounts Monday, a week earlier than anticipated, with the final ones going out before July 11th. Congress and the Bush Administration hope the jolt help Americans beset by high gas and food prices.

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More Than 200 Hurt In Virginia Tornadoes

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Three tornadoes destroyed homes, tossed cars and injured more than 200 people as they carved Monday through central and southeastern Virginia.

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Corn Jumps as Wet Weather Fans Supply Concerns, Oil Rises

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Corn prices jumped Monday as investors bet that more rain in Midwestern states will force farmers to plant less of the crop, tightening supplies and adding to growing food costs for consumers and livestock owners.

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Truckers Protest High Gasoline Prices

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Truck drivers honked horns, waved placards and shouted through bullhorns at the Capitol on Monday to protest rising gas prices they say are hurting their livelihood.

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Spitzer Call Girl Sues 'Girls Gone Wild' for $10 million

Updated: 04/29/2008 - The call girl linked to the downfall of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer sued the founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" series on Monday for $10 million, claiming he exploited her image and name to advertise the racy videos.

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Baxter Springs Man Pleads to Blackmail

Posted: 04/28/2008 - A Baxter Springs man told a judge Monday he blackmailed Cherokee County Attorney Michael L. Goodrich by threatening to expose that the prosecutor was extorting money from an adult club in Galena.

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Mississippi River Flood Dooms Promising Year for Farmers

Posted: 04/28/2008 - The muddy Mississippi is at levels not seen in more than three decades, putting hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland under water. It's impossible to gauge overall agricultural losses at this point, federal and state officials say, but most agree the cost will be expensive and the damage extensive.

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Pa. Man Charged with Pushing Friend Into Coal Mine

Posted: 04/28/2008 - A man who called 911 after his friend survived a 500-foot fall at a strip mine was charged Monday with pushing him over the edge. While Nathan Bowman recovered from broken bones and other injuries in a hospital, Richard D. George was sent to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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Spears reprises guest role on CBS' 'Mother'

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Britney Spears, who proved she's worth a cool million viewers to "How I Met Your Mother," is paying another visit to the CBS sitcom. Spears will reprise her role as bubbly secretary Abby in the May 12 episode, CBS said Monday.

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At least 200 injured as severe storms hit Virginia

Posted: 04/28/2008 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say at least 200 injured as severe storms cut through central and southeastern Virginia. Suffolk city spokeswoman Dana Woodson says two apparent tornadoes passed through the city Monday afternoon.

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