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ABC News
GM Seeks Up to $16.6 Billion in Aid, 47000 Job Cuts
Bloomberg - 49 minutes ago
By John Hughes and Jeff Green Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Corp. said it needs as much as $16.6 billion in new US loans, more than doubling the aid to date, and must get some of the cash next month to survive.
Ford and UAW reach deal to trim labour costs Reuters
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Times Online
Obama signs economic stimulus bill
Bizjournals.com - 1 hour ago
President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus package into law Tuesday, calling it “the most sweeping economic recovery package in our history.
Obama's remarks on signing the stimulus plan CNN
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all 6,396 news articles »

New Zealand Herald
Obama Orders More US Troops to Afghanistan
Voice of America - 1 hour ago
By Al Pessin In his first major military move as Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama has approved a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of US troops in Afghanistan, on top of a smaller increase ordered by former-President Bush and already ...
US to boost troops in Afghanstan BBC News
Q+A - Obama sends more US troops to Afghanistan Reuters
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Voice of America
Israeli aircraft strike two Gaza Strip targets
Reuters - 36 minutes ago
GAZA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft struck two targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday causing some damage but no casualties, local Palestinian residents and Hamas security officials said.
A virtual Arab-Israeli panorama Ha'aretz
UN: Five Tons of Unexploded Bombs Missing in Gaza Voice of America
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BBC News
Clinton Vows to Reach Out to Islamic World
Washington Post - 6 hours ago
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarked on her maiden voyage as Madam Secretary to Asia. Clinton will travel to Japan, Indonesia, Korea and China.
Clinton to Japan: You’re our ‘cornerstone’ Christian Science Monitor
Straits Times - United Press International - The Japan Times - Channel News Asia
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NATO Concerned About Pakistani Peace Deal
Voice of America - 5 hours ago
By VOA News NATO says it is concerned about a peace deal between officials in northwestern Pakistan and Taliban sympathizers. A NATO spokesman, James Appathurai, said Tuesday he does not doubt the good faith of the Pakistani government, but said he is ...
‘Pakistan taking slippery road in implementing sharia’ Daily Times
Pakistan denies 'concession' in deal with militants AFP
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Roland Burris, resign
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
The benefit of the doubt had already been stretched thin and taut by the time Roland Burris offered his third version of the events leading to his appointment to the US Senate.
Burris Tried to Raise Money for Blagojevich New York Times
New scrutiny over Burris Senate nomination Reuters
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Times Online
California, Almost Broke, Nears Brink
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER LOS ANGELES - The state of California - its deficits ballooning, its lawmakers intransigent and its governor apparently bereft of allies or influence - appears headed off the fiscal rails.
California senate preps for lockdown in effort to reach budget ... San Jose Mercury News
Calif. Legislature still 1 vote shy of budget fix The Associated Press
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ABC News
Obama to Unveil Plan to Help Troubled Homeowners
Wall Street Journal - 2 hours ago
By DEBORAH SOLOMON WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will unveil a multifaceted program Wednesday designed to help troubled homeowners, including efforts to cut monthly mortgage payments, allow more borrowers to refinance their loans and give ...
Obama's housing fix: help banks modify loans — or allow judges to The Miami Herald
Obama faces massive scope of foreclosure crisis The Associated Press
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NEWSMAKER-Financier and sports fan "Sir Allen" loses Midas touch
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Pascal Fletcher MIAMI, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Allen Stanford, the high-flying Texas billionaire with a Caribbean knighthood and a penchant for publicity and cricket, has been brought down to earth with a thud by US fraud charges against him and his ...
ECB's Clarke under pressure after Stanford 'mistake' guardian.co.uk
On Antigua, Frustrated Stanford Account Holders Gather Wall Street Journal
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Washington Times
Doubts about stimulus drag stocks down sharply
Forbes - 1 hour ago
By MADLEN READ , 02.17.09, 07:34 PM EST Doubts that the government's stimulus and bank bailout programs can stop the global economic freefall dragged Wall Street to within a fraction of a point of its lowest close in 5 1/2 years Tuesday.
US STOCKS-Market sinks to Nov lows on bank, recession fears Reuters
Stocks drop on worries about economy, automakers The Associated Press
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Boston Globe
S&P places Sirius XM ratings on watch positive
Forbes - 1 hour ago
AP , 02.17.09, 06:48 PM EST Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Tuesday placed its 'CCC' creditworthiness rating on Sirius XM Radio Inc. on CreditWatch with positive implications, after Liberty Media Corp.
Sirius: Malone to the rescue CNNMoney.com
Mel Karmazin Gives Away the Farm, Saves Job Washington Post
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Facebook Privacy Change Sparks Federal Complaint
PC World - 3 hours ago
The backlash against Facebook's updated privacy policies is about to expand. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is preparing to file a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over the social network's updated licenses, ...
Facebook faces furor over content rights CNN
Zuckerberg on Privacy: This is Just the Beginning Wall Street Journal
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LG Commits To Windows Mobile
InformationWeek - 4 hours ago
The company will be releasing at least 50 handsets with the Windows platform for mobile phones, with up to 26 coming out by 2012. By Marin Perez LG Electronics said it has chosen Microsoft's Windows software as its primary platform for smartphones.
Microsoft Jumps Into Mobile Mall Melee TechNewsWorld
Microsoft, Telstra To Launch Phones With Customized Interface CNNMoney.com
NetworkWorld.com - Computerworld - The Associated Press - Register
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BBC News
The Pirate Bay Still Sailing As Major Charges Dropped
ChannelWeb - 5 hours ago
It may have some of the biggest names in the recording industry after its booty, but The Pirate Bay is already sitting pretty -- or at least prettier -- some 48 hours into its trial in Stockholm, Sweden.
Charges dropped—"making available" now focus of TPB trial Ars Technica
Charge dropped against Pirate Bay four ITworld.com
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Duluth News Tribune
DTV switch still on for some
ITworld.com - 1 hour ago
Tonight is the night all TV stations across the country were supposed to go digital, but as we know, the deadline for the transition got pushed back to June.
Hundreds of television stations cut analog signals The Associated Press
DTV coupon backlog seen gone within weeks Reuters
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ABC News
AP writers pick `Slumdog' to win best picture
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Associated Press movie writers David Germain and Christy Lemire would like to agree to disagree more often so they could make fun of each other's Academy Awards picks, but they're in general consensus this time.
AP writers pick 'Slumdog' to win best picture Newsweek
Oscar's Inbox About to Overflow E! Online
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BBC News
Octuplets' Mom Is 'Not Obsessed with Angelina Jolie'
People Magazine - 3 hours ago
By Eileen Finan and Johnny Dodd Facing public outrage over revelations that she supports her family with the help of food stamps and claims that she is fixated with Angelina Jolie, Nadya Suleman tells PEOPLE that she's turning to "a greater strength" ...
Christian Agency: We Do Not Intend to Represent Octuplets Mom Christian Post
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Washington Post
With Hooton's help, All-Star committed to steroids awareness
MLB.com - 55 minutes ago
By Anthony DiComo / MLB.com TAMPA, Fla. -- Taylor Hooton was just another baseball player in just another town, with designs on making it to the Plano West Senior High School varsity team.
A-Rod's latest story needs to be his last one FOXSports.com
Bonds' lawyers won't ask jury pool about A-Rod San Francisco Chronicle
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National Post
Braves try to close deal with Griffey
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Paul Newberry, AP Sports Writer KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves tried to close a deal with Ken Griffey Jr. on Tuesday, hoping the aging slugger who ranks fifth on baseball's career homer list can bolster an outfield that produced the fewest ...
Griffey picks Braves over Mariners Atlanta Journal Constitution
Veteran denies report he's already chosen Braves over Mariners MLB.com
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Trade Spin: Chandler could return to '07-08 form
ESPN - 3 hours ago
By Neil Tardy Tuesday's trade of Tyson Chandler to the Oklahoma City Thunder is far from a blockbuster by fantasy standards. However, fantasy owners will want to take notice of how the Hornets and Thunder adapt.
Hornets send Chandler to Oklahoma City Seattle Post Intelligencer
Chris Wilcox: Traded to Hornets Rotowire
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ABC News
Klobuchar: Prosecute peanut case
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1 hour ago
At a panel discussion at the U on the rash of salmonella cases, the senator urged action against a peanut company executive and changes in US food safety laws.
Peanut product recalls The Associated Press
Forward Foods Files Bankruptcy After Peanut Recall Bloomberg
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Vaccine book brings out hidden support, author says
Reuters - 36 minutes ago
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the letters and e-mails started to pour in, Dr. Paul Offit braced himself.
Court: Autism in three kids not caused by vaccines Modern Medicine
Autism court decision reached, but vaccine controversy far from over Bizmology
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Hospitals cut one source of MRSA infection: study
Reuters - 3 hours ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - While rates of drug-resistant staph infections appear to be on the rise in society in general, hospitals are making progress at curbing at least one source of infection in some of their sickest patients, US health officials said on ...
MRSA Cases Dropping in Hospital ICUs U.S. News & World Report
Bloodstream Infections Drop in Hospital Intensive-Care Units Bloomberg
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Marchers block Mexico-US border
BBC News - 1 hour ago
Hundreds of people in Mexico have blocked key crossings into the US in protests against the deployment of the army fighting drug traffickers.
Mexicans protest army campaign against drug cartels Reuters
Marchers block US border to protest army presence The Associated Press
Houston Chronicle - El Paso Times - KGNS - KVIA
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Obama’s trip to Canada will highlight differences on Afghanistan
Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours ago
By Dave Cook | 02.17.09 Administration officials are setting the stage for Barack Obama’s trip on Thursday to Canada - his first travel outside the United States as President.
Obama taking pro-trade message to Canada USA Today
Harper, Obama to Discuss Economy, Climate at Ottawa Meeting Bloomberg
Xinhua - Straits Times - Daily Times - Foreign Policy
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Washington Post
Japan Finance Chief May Consider No-Interest Bonds
Bloomberg - 3 hours ago
By Keiko Ujikane and Matthew Benjamin Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Japan may consider issuing bonds aimed at encouraging households to save less and help fund spending in an economy heading for its worst postwar recession, newly appointed Finance Minister ...
End of the road for minister Shoichi Nakagawa ‘who likes a tipple’ Times Online
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