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Latest plunge cuts Dow in half from its high in 2007

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK » Investors' despair about financial companies and the recession has brought the Dow Jones industrial average to another unwanted milestone -- its first drop below 7000 in more than 11 years.

Raiders' Cooper remains missing at sea after man rescued

San Jose Mercury News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Steve Corkran The US Coast Guard's ramped-up search for Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper and three others who failed to return from a fishing trip Saturday night paid off when one of the four men was rescued Monday afternoon.

Ex-Governor Blagojevich gets a book deal

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO, March 2 (Reuters) - Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich signed a "six-figure" deal on Monday to write a book about his rise and fall and the dark side of politics, his publicist said.

Clinton begins first Israel visit

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hillary Clinton is to begin her first visit to Israel and the West Bank as the United States' top diplomat. The US secretary of state plans to talk about how to move to a final peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Troops Assassinate President of Guinea-Bissau

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
A TV image shows the outside of the presidential palace, where gunfire erupted hours after the president's longtime rival was killed by a bomb.

Bangladesh cuts mutiny death toll

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Bangladeshi officials now say 74 people died in last week's border guard mutiny - halving previous estimates of deaths. The bodies of 56 officers had been found and seven were still missing, a senior army official said.

Bush-Era Anti-Terrorism Documents Made Public

Washington Post - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By R. Jeffrey Smith and Dan Eggen The number of major legal errors committed by Bush administration lawyers during the formulation of its early counterterrorism policies was far greater than previously known, according to internal Bush administration ...

Trade Envoy Nominee Found to Owe $10000 in Taxes

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Michael D. Shear Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk, who is President Obama's nominee to be the US trade representative, failed to pay almost $10000 in taxes during the past three years because of a series of mistakes, the Senate Finance Committee said ...

White House Lets Limbaugh Be Voice Of GOP Opposition

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Howard Kurtz If White House officials were trying to elevate Rush Limbaugh to the leader of the opposition, they may have succeeded.

Sale of AIG's Asian assets in doubt after capital injection: report

MarketWatch - ‎2 hours ago‎
By MarketWatch , , ) is expected to be delayed or scrapped in the aftermath of the stricken insurer's latest $30-billion bailout by the US government Monday, the Financial Times reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the process.

First Solar to buy unfinished projects from OptiSolar

Los Angeles Times - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The photovoltaic panel maker will pay $400 million to its ailing rival for the solar farms, which it plans to complete. By Marla Dickerson Stunted by the nation's credit freeze, troubled OptiSolar Inc. of Hayward, Calif.

BofA CEO Lewis' '08 compensation cut 60 pct

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - Bank of America's (BAC.N) Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis saw his total compensation cut about 60 percent in 2008, according to a filing with US regulators on Monday.

Intel rolls out Atom chips targeting phones

CNET News - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Brooke Crothers A lot happened in the chip world Monday. Amid all the commotion, Intel announced a new line of Atom processors.

World PC sales set for massive decline

Computerworld - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Oliver Garnham March 2, 2009 (PC Advisor) The world PC market is set for its sharpest unit decline in history this year, with the current financial uncertainty encouraging customers to hold on to PCs for longer, according to Gartner Inc. The ...

Buzz Builds For New iMacs From Apple - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- Anticipation builds for the introduction of new Apple Inc. (AAPL) desktop computers. Various Apple blogs reported that, starting Sunday, that Apple will soon begin selling new iMacs, which are one of Apple's two desktop ...

POLL: Who Are You Rooting for on Bachelor Finale?

People Magazine - ‎5 hours ago‎
It’s down to the final two women, Melissa and Molly, that Jason Mesnick must choose between on tonight’s Bachelor finale (ABC, 8 pm C).

Paparazzi seek proof of Chris Brown-Rihanna reunion

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Celebrity photographers are jostling for proof of the apparent reconciliation of singer Chris Brown and Rihanna, whose stormy relationship has fascinated and stunned fans and feminists.

To fans, four minutes with Jonas Brothers rocks

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
Fans who showed up to a Sunday night screening of the "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" in San Francisco got a bonus: the actual Jonas Brothers.

Villanova thumps Notre Dame by 17

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Joe Juliano SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Two days after an ugly loss to Georgetown, Villanova turned what could have been scary time into a resounding performance at both ends of the floor.
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Reports: Seahawks get Houshmandzadeh

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
TJ Houshmandzadeh and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed on a five-year contract, according to media reports Monday. Citing unidentified sources, ESPN.

Source: Giants back Ward to Bucs

ESPN - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By John Clayton New York Giants running back Derrick Ward cashed in on his 1025-yard season by reaching a four-year, $17 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a league source.

Resistance to flu drug widespread in US - study

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Virtually all cases of the most common strain of flu circulating in the United States now resist the main drug used to treat it, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

TV linked to asthma risk doubling

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Young children who spend more than two hours a day watching TV double their risk of developing asthma, a UK study has found. Rather than telly per se being to blame, experts believe the viewing is symptomatic of a sedentary lifestyle which may be the ...

Keeping offenders behind bars burdens state budgets

Omaha World-Herald - ‎23 minutes ago‎
BY MATTHEW HANSEN The State of Nebraska could save millions of taxpayer dollars in the long run if it invests more money in programs that keep nonviolent offenders from returning to jail, says a report released Monday on the US prison population.

Washington protesters push 'clean energy,' protest coal use

CNN - ‎39 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Global warming concerns took center stage Monday as two organizations held rallies to draw attention to an issue that President Barack Obama has promised to place near the top of his agenda.

CEO gone, too, like Blackwater name

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
First Blackwater changed its name. Now it is changing its management. Erik Prince, owner of Xe, the North Carolina-based security contractor and training company known until last month as Blackwater Worldwide, resigned as chief executive officer and ...

Washington Post Foreign Service

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON, March 2 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives in Washington this week to press a "global new deal" that he hopes will shore up his sagging poll numbers at home and solidify his place as the international leader of efforts to surmount ...