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Gross Says Fed ‘Saving Ammunition,' to Buy More Debt

Bloomberg - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Kathleen Hays and Dakin Campbell April 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bill Gross, who run the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co.

Biden hopes Specter backs card check compromise

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he believes Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter would have "an open mind" on voting for a bill that makes it easier to form unions if a compromise emerges.

UN: Without a cease-fire, Sri Lankan civilians remain in dangerous ...

Xinhua - ‎23 minutes ago‎
UNITED NATIONS, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Approximately 50000 civilians are still trapped with Sri Lankan rebels on a tiny sliver of beach in the northeast of the island country, the top UN humanitarian official said here Wednesday after returning from a ...

Pakistan wrests control of town from Taliban

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
But militants have taken over a police station and dozens of officers are hostage. The military actions are an effort to push the Taliban back into its base in the Swat Valley.

NKorea isolates itself further with nuclear test threat

AFP - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States warned North Korea that it is deepening its international isolation with its threats Wednesday to carry out a second nuclear test.

Obama welcomes Australia's decision to increase troops to Afghanistan

Xinhua - ‎15 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, April 29 (Xinhua) -- US President Barack Obama welcomes Australia's decision to increase troops to Afghanistan, saying Canberra's contribution is "critical" to prevent the central Asian country from becoming terrorists' safe heaven, ...

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House passes budget plan endorsing Obama goals

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats in Congress capped President Barack Obama's 100th day in office by advancing a $3.4 trillion federal budget for next year - a third of it borrowed - that prevents Republicans from blocking his proposed trillion-dollar ...

New Hampshire State Senate Approves Gay Marriage

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
The House now must consider the proposal, which is similar to one it rejected earlier this year. AP The state Senate has voted to make New Hampshire the fifth state to allow gay marriage.

Supreme Court conservatives criticize voting rights law

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US Supreme Court conservatives on Wednesday sharply criticized a central part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that is aimed at more than a dozen states with a history of racial discrimination.

Chrysler Union Members Vote; Accord Likely To Pass

Wall Street Journal - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Jeff Bennett and Sharon Terlep Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES DETROIT (Dow Jones)--Chrysler LLC's United Auto Workers union members voiced their anger and disappointment as they began voting Wednesday on a new cost-concession agreement essential to the auto ...
Comment by Gary Chaison
Prof. of Industrial Relations, Clark University

BofA delays release of votes on Lewis, directors

Forbes - ‎13 minutes ago‎
By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS and MITCH WEISS , 04.29.09, 05:04 PM EDT Ken Lewis is keeping his seat on the Bank of America Corp. board, but his job title is less certain.

Starbucks profit falls 77% on store closure charges

MarketWatch - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By Matt Andrejczak, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Starbucks late Wednesday reported its quarterly profit fell 77% from a year ago, hurt by hefty charges to close stores, and said sales were clipped by a decline in the number of customer ...

Tweeters in Flight: Does Twitter Have Staying Power?

TechNewsWorld - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By Richard Adhikari At just two years old, Twitter is gaining the kind of name recognition only Oprah can deliver. However, trying Twitter doesn't always translate into sticking around.

DOJ probes Google book search settlement

Computerworld - ‎12 minutes ago‎
By Sharon Gaudin April 29, 2009 (Computerworld) If the US Department of Justice launches an antitrust case against Google Inc. challenging last fall's settlement of a lawsuit filed against it by major authors and publishers, it could strike a blow to ...

Verizon Possibly Playing Microsoft Against Apple For Phone Deal

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
Is it really a surprise that, right after the rumors of AT&T and Verizon pairing off start hitting the news (again), suddenly Microsoft enters the picture?

How I Learned To Quit Wolverine And Love The Deadpool Debut

MTV.com - ‎42 minutes ago‎
You'll have to excuse me, but I'm going through something of an identity crisis right now. And it involves mutants. Growing up, my favorite “X-Men” character was pure and simple, black and white: Wolverine.

Chris Brown's assualt case may hinge on leaked photo of a beaten ...

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY Nancy Dillon A photo of Rihanna taken after Chris Brown allegedly beat her was leaked to TMZ.com. LOS ANGELES - The outcome of Chris Brown's felony assault case could hinge on the leaked police photo showing a battered and bloodied Rihanna.

Did iTunes reveal ‘American Idol' final two?

msnbc.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Kate Ward A supposed glitch on iTunes last week revealed that Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are the most downloaded contestants of “American Idol's” season 8. More specifically, six songs by Lambert crack the top 10 of an Idol-themed chart on iTunes, ...

NBA: No penalty for Rondo's hard foul on Miller

Washington Post - ‎20 minutes ago‎
AP WALTHAM, Mass. -- The NBA says Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo won't be penalized for his hard foul on Chicago's Brad Miller in the closing seconds of Game 5. League spokesman Tim Frank said Wednesday that the play "stands as called.

I Want Revenge Is Early Derby Favorite

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
I Want Revenge, left, coming off the track at Churchill Downs on Wednesday after a work out. The Colt is the morning-line favorite for the Kentucky Derby.

Ross clutch as Marlins edge Mets

MLB.com - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com NEW YORK -- All the focus was on the starters, and for good reason. Josh Johnson vs. Johan Santana is a marquee matchup, and it was the headliner for Wednesday's matinee at Citi Field.

186 mln in US live with dangerous air pollution

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six in 10 US residents -- more than 186 million people -- live in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution, the American Lung Association reported on Wednesday.
Metro ATL air quality improves Atlanta Journal Constitution

Genes 'have key role in autism'

BBC News - ‎21 hours ago‎
Scientists have produced the most compelling evidence to date that genetics play a key role in autism. They highlighted tiny genetic changes that appear to have a strong impact on the likelihood of developing autism and related conditions.

Prostate Cancer Provenge Strong in Trial

WebMD - ‎59 minutes ago‎
By Salynn Boyles April 29, 2009 - A novel, experimental treatment vaccine improved the survival of men with advanced prostate cancer in the largest trial yet of the therapy, researchers reported Tuesday.

Hariri assassination suspects freed in blow to Syria's opponents

Christian Science Monitor - ‎39 minutes ago‎
In an unexpected twist, the UN tribunal investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has ordered the release of four senior Lebanese officials.

Muslims get long sentences for US Army base plot

Reuters - ‎24 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA, April 29 (Reuters) - Two Muslim men convicted of plotting to kill soldiers at a US Army base received long prison sentences on Wednesday for a plan prosecutors said was inspired by holy war against the United States.

US Treasury endorses House credit card reforms

Reuters - ‎18 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner threw his support on Wednesday behind two credit card reform bills in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, saying that unfair rate increases and fees should be banned.