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Oil Drops on Worries about Weaker Demand

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Possible relief on the way as oil prices slipped nearly $1 a barrel Monday as traders worried that the flagging U.S. economy would cause oil demand to soften.

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Report: JPMorgan Could Up Bear Offer

Posted: 03/24/2008 - The price could be going up...JPMorgan Chase & Co. was discussing a deal that would increase fivefold its offer for Bear Stearns Cos. to $10 a share, The New York Times reported Monday.

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Iraq Security Advisor Tells Americans to Be Patient

Updated: 05/12/2008 - As the Iraq war entered its sixth year, the country's national security adviser urged Americans to be patient, contending that the war is "well worth fighting" because it has implications about "global terror."

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Richardson Says He is Loyal to the Clinton's

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Facing fire from some fellow Democrats for his decision to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday he still considers himself loyal to the family that helped make his political career.

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Palestinian Sides Agree To Talk More

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Fatah and Hamas agreed Sunday on the goal of uniting in a single Palestinian government but failed to resolve the crucial question of how the rival factions should share power.

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Giant Waves Break up Caribbean Coral

Updated: 05/12/2008 - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Unusually large waves churned by an Atlantic storm system have littered the beaches of Barbados with broken coral in what could be a sign of damage to reefs across the region, a scientist said Sunday.

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Marines See A Safer Iraq

Posted: 03/23/2008 - It's four in the morning and the convoy is staged and ready to roll. Today's run has 70 vehicles — 50 trucks loaded with food, water and supplies and 20 military escorts, guns mounted and turrets manned.

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Mother Fights Army over Son's Death

Updated: 05/12/2008 - WAUSAU, Wis. - Joan McDonald believes her son was a casualty of the war in Iraq, but the Army says that while he did suffer a severe head wound in a bomb blast, the cause of his death is undetermined, keeping him off the casualty list.

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Advisers To Both Fault Obama Camp

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Prominent supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama on Sunday both faulted Obama's campaign for allowing a retired general and backer of the Illinois senator to equate comments by Clinton's husband — which appeared to question Obama's patriotism — to McCarthyism.

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Blast at Ark. Meat Plant Causes Gas Leak

Updated: 05/12/2008 - BOONEVILLE, Ark. - An explosion at a meat packing plant on Sunday caused an ammonia gas leak that forced 180 people from their homes, but none of those working at the plant was injured, emergency responders said.

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Advisers to Both Fault Obama Camp

Updated: 05/12/2008 - WASHINGTON - Prominent supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama on Sunday both faulted Obama's campaign for allowing a retired general and backer of the Illinois senator to equate comments by Clinton's husband — which appeared to question Obama's patriotism — to McCarthyism.

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Illnesses Cause 2 More Debuts at Met

Updated: 05/12/2008 - NEW YORK - At this rate, the surgeon general could issue a warning that singing at the Metropolitan Opera can be hazardous to one's health.

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Media Cos. Battle Web Portals On Ads

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Traditional media companies trying to stem the flow of advertising dollars to Google and other large Internet companies are increasingly building ad networks of their own, anchored by their brands.

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'Whos' on First at Box Office Again

Updated: 05/12/2008 - LOS ANGELES - Audiences are still listening to Horton and his Who pals. "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who," 20th Century Fox's animated adaptation of the beloved children's book, remained the top movie for a second straight weekend with $25.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Cheney Hears Palestinian Complaints

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Palestinian leaders asked Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday to pressure Israel to halt settlement construction and voiced other complaints that deflated Cheney's hopeful words about Mideast peace.

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Coast Guard: 4 Dead, 1 Missing From Ship

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Four crew members died Sunday and another was missing after a Seattle-based fishing boat began sinking in high seas off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, the Coast Guard said.

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China Blasts Dalai Lama, Pelosi on Tibet

Posted: 03/23/2008 - China accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of stoking Tibetan unrest to sabotage the Beijing Olympics and also berated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she is ignoring the truth about Tibet.

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US Ponders: How Deep Is Economic Abyss?

Posted: 03/23/2008 - For months, Americans have been subjected to a sort of economic water torture — a maddening drip of bad news about jobs, gas prices, sagging home values, creeping inflation, the slouching dollar and a stock market in bumpy descent.

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Attacks Kill 57 In Iraq; Green Zone Hit

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Rockets and mortars pounded Baghdad's U.S.-protected Green Zone Sunday and a suicide car bomber struck an Iraqi army post in the northern city of Mosul in a surge of attacks that killed at least 57 people nationwide.

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Details on Some Media Online Ad Networks

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Martha's Circle launched in November with about a dozen food and lifestyles sites, including Apartment Therapy, The Wednesday Chef and Style Me Pretty. Initial advertisers include Macy's, Ace Hardware and Bank of America.

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