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Arby's owner buying Wendy's for $2.34 billion stock deal

Posted: 04/24/2008 - After at least two rejections, billionaire Nelson Peltz has finally succeeded in landing Wendy's in a $2.3 billion deal that would add the chain known for its square burger and chocolate Frosty dessert to his ownership of Arby's and its roast beef sandwiches.

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Stuntman Gravely Injured on James Bond Set in Italy

Posted: 04/24/2008 - 007 movie set proves to be a dangerous place. Officials in the Italian resort of Lake Garda say a stuntman was gravely injured in a car crash while filming the new James Bond movie.

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Texas Sect Children Face Tough Transition Outside Ranch

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The hundreds of children from a polygamist compound taken into state custody are on their way to group homes, shelters and residences, but experts and lawyers fear their transition may be much harder than it is for other foster children.

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Petraeus Promotion Keeps Nation On Its War Course

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Top Iraq commander, Army General David Petraeus gets a promotion to replace Navy Adm. William J. Fallon as chief of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Wednesday. The general's recent deputy will replace Petraeus and keep the U.S. on its war course.

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First-ever Oil Paintings Found in Afghanistan

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Afghan cave murals show Asia oil painting pre-dates European. The paintings are believed to be the oldest oil paintings in the world. The art was found in caves in central Afghanistan. The hardline Taliban regime blew up giant Buddha statues in the region during their rule.

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Arby's Owner Triarc Buying Wendy's in All-Stock Deal

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Triarc says it is buying fast food chain Wendy's in an all-stock deal that comes after the burger chain's board rejected at least two earlier offers by the company. Wendy's shareholders will receive 4.25 shares of Triarc Class A stock for each share of Wendy's stock they own.

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Ford Swings to $100M Profit in 1st Qtr, Beats Wall Street

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Wall Street was surprised by Ford Motor Co. on Thursday with a $100 million profit in the first quarter as strong results from Europe and South America helped offset the impact of a slumping U.S. economy that cut car and truck sales in its main market. Its shares rose almost 5 percent in premarket trading.

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Hollywood Animal Trainer Distraught over Fatal Bear Attack

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The owner of a wild animal training center where a grizzly bear killed a handler says the animal is a "loving, affectionate, friendly, safe bear," but he is at a loss to explain how a "simple routine" turned tragic.

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