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Consumer Spending Weak in February

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Consumers, jolted by a credit crisis, job cuts and soaring energy costs, turned in the weakest spending performance in 17 months in February, further evidence that the risks of a recession are increasing.

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US Jets Drop Bombs in Basra

Posted: 03/28/2008 - U.S. warplanes carried out at least two airstrikes overnight in Basra for the first time since clashes between Shiite militias and Iraqi security forces erupted in the southern oil port this week, a British official said Friday.

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Consumer Spending Weak in February

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Consumers, jolted by a credit crisis, job cuts and soaring energy costs, turned in the weakest spending performance in 17 months in February, further evidence that the risks of a recession are increasing.

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Oil Falls on Economic Report

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Oil prices fell Friday on word that a key Iraqi oil pipeline will likely be repaired later in the day and a new report that paints a dour picture for the U.S. economy.

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Vt. Panel Hears Air Breast-Feeding Case

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The Vermont Human Rights Commission ruled there are grounds to believe Freedom Airlines discriminated against a woman ordered off a plane after refusing to cover up while breast-feeding her child.

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Raul Castro: Cubans Can Have Cell Phones

Posted: 03/28/2008 - President Raul Castro's government said Friday it is allowing cell phones for ordinary Cubans, a luxury previously reserved for those who worked for foreign firms or held key posts with the communist-run state.

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NY Lawyer Bounced From Dad's Mob Case

Posted: 03/28/2008 - A defense attorney representing his own father, a reputed gangster, in a high-profile mob prosecution must quit the case, a federal judge ruled.

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McKellen Hopes for Role in `Hobbit'

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf the Wizard in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, is hoping to reprise the role in another tale from Middle Earth.

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'Nuremberg' Screenwriter Abby Mann Dies

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Abby Mann, writer of socially conscious scripts for movies and television and winner of the 1961 Academy Award for adapted screenplay for "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died at 80.

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Pennsylvania Senator to Endorse Obama

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey plans to endorse Democrat Barack Obama Friday, a move that could help the presidential candidate make inroads with white working-class voters dubbed "Casey Democrats" in the Keystone State.

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North Korea Tests Short-Range Missiles

Posted: 03/28/2008 - North Korea test-fired a barrage of short-range missiles on Friday in apparent response to the new South Korean government's tougher stance on Pyongyang.

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Dean Says Attacks Getting Too Personal

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Democratic Party chief Howard Dean says Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and their supporters should beware of tearing each other down, demoralizing the base and damaging the party's chances of winning the White House in November.

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Clear Channel Says Deal May Not Close

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Clear Channel Communications Inc. said the private equity firms trying to buy the company may not be able to close the deal on time because their banks will not provide financing, according to a Friday regulatory filing.

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