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May 21 (Bloomberg) -- Stocks around the world plunged and commodities slumped as reports cast doubts on the strength of the US economic recovery and European leaders struggled to contain the region's debt crisis.
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The Senate approved a far-reaching financial regulation bill Thursday evening, paving the way for enactment of the most extensive reworking of financial oversight in generations and a second major legislative victory of the year for ...
Senate is poised to vote on overhaul of financial regulations Los Angeles Times
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Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair delivers a speech on ''the future of the US intelligence community'' to the US Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force in Washington July 22, 2009.
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AP NEW ORLEANS—Federal and local officials stepped up their criticism of BP PLC Thursday as the oil company's own data suggested that far more than 5000 barrels a day of crude is leaking into the Gulf ...
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Two days after becoming the newest symbol of "tea party" politics, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky thrust himself, his party and the movement into an uncomfortable conversation about the federal ...
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Washington -- Infamous party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi may not have finagled their way into Wednesday's state dinner, but they didn't exactly steer clear of the event either.
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Dell fiscal 1Q net income jumps 52 percent The Associated Press
New York Times - - 59 minutes ago
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Using certain anticancer drugs for years at a time can help keep some types of cancer in remission longer, doctors reported Thursday.
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