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BP Says That Oil Flow Has Stopped as Cap Is Tested

New York Times - Henry Fountain, Liz Robbins - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW ORLEANS - Oil stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in nearly three months, as BP began testing the cap atop its stricken well, a critical step toward sealing the well permanently.
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Obama Hails Senate Passage of Wall Street Overhaul

ABC News - Matthew Jaffe - ‎30 minutes ago‎
President Obama today applauded the Senate for passing a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulations, and said he looks forward to signing it next week.
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Goldman Pays $550 Million to Settle Fraud Case

New York Times - Chris Kleponis - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group, testified at a Senate hearing on Wall Street and the financial crisis in April.
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Mel Gibson Custody Battle Back in LA Court

ABC News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lawyers for Mel Gibson and his estranged girlfriend squared off in court on Thursday in a bitter custody dispute over their baby daughter after a week of damaging, ranting phone calls leaked to an online web site.

British Open Thursday: McIlroy's 63 leads the way; Tiger four shots behind

USA Today - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Tiger Woods shot a 67. John Daly is in at 66 and everyone is chased Rory McIlroy's 63 in the first round of the British Open today.

What Now for the Diabetes Drug Avandia?

U.S. News & World Report - Deborah Kotz - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a surprising turn of events, an expert panel convened by the Food and Drug Administration voted yesterday to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market, leaving many to wonder why a drug that seems to raise the risk of heart ...

Droid X first impressions: nice hardware, Motorola

Ars Technica - Chris Foresman - ‎2 hours ago‎
The well-hyped Droid X smartphone officially launched today on Verizon. Verizon claims that "hundreds" of people lined up at some Verizon Wireless corporate retail stores to be the first to buy the ...

Mexico City promises free honeymoon to Argentina's first gay married couple

Christian Science Monitor - Sara Miller Llana - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mexico City, the first city in Latin America to legalize gay marriage, has offered a free vacation to the first gay married couple in Argentina, which became the first country in Latin America to approve gay marriage.

Movie review: 'Inception'

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Christopher Nolan's mind-bending, intelligent, exciting and disturbing sci-fi extravaganza, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, blends the best of traditional and modern filmmaking.

Warriors fans: Thank God Cohan's gone

San Jose Mercury News - Chris Metinko - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Despite the team's new owner being mainly a mystery to most long-suffering Golden State Warriors fans, their opinion on the team's ownership change today was clear - the totally unknown has to be better than what they have now.

Why Obama is putting so much stock in battery technology

Christian Science Monitor - Mark Clayton - ‎49 minutes ago‎
President Obama on Thursday made his fourth visit to a battery manufacturer since taking office. He's pouring money and political attention into an industry that's playing catch-up - but that is vital to the future health of the domestic auto industry.

Google Shares Fall as Earnings Disappoint

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Google announced quarterly profits on Thursday that missed analysts' expectations, sending its shares down in after-hours trading, as the search company reaped lower advertising rates than anticipated.

NY lawyer in terrorism case gets 10 year sentence

Reuters - Chip East, Basil Katz - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Disbarred lawyer Lynne Stewart, surrounded by supporters, arrives at federal court to begin her prison sentence after being convicted on charges of supporting terrorism by helping an imprisoned blind Egyptian cleric smuggle messages to militant ...

Apple Won't Recall iPhone 4

Wall Street Journal - Yukari Iwatani Kane, Niraj Sheth - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Chief Executive Steve Jobs's insistence on strict control of Apple Inc.'s product-design process appears to have backfired with his new iPhone 4, leading the company to overrule internal concerns about antenna ...

Catholics angry as church puts female ordination on par with sex abuse

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
It was meant to be the document that put a lid on the clerical sex abuse scandals that have swept the Roman Catholic world. But instead of quelling fury from within and without the church, the Vatican stoked the anger of liberal Catholics and women's ...

AMD expected to report a 31% sales gain

MarketWatch - Benjamin Pimentel - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc., scheduled to issue second-quarter results after Thursday's closing bell, is expected to report a 31% increase in sales and affirm rival Intel Corp.

Iran nuclear defector: Three reasons he might have gone back

Christian Science Monitor - Peter Grier - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Iran nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri flew back to Tehran this week. The case of Vitaly Yurchenko, a Soviet cold-war-era defector, may offer some clues as to Amiri's reasons.

US study may be ideal test for Alzheimer's drugs

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Steve Orlofsky - ‎45 minutes ago‎
HONOLULU (Reuters) - A study of families who get a rare genetic form of Alzheimer's may offer an ideal way to test drugs at an earlier stage, when they have the best chance of making a difference, researchers said on Thursday.

JPMorgan's corporate unit profits worry investors

Reuters - Dan Wilchins, Leslie Gevirtz - ‎19 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, July 15 (Reuters) - Profits from JPMorgan Chase & Co's (JPM.N) corporate business unit have soared as a percentage of the second largest US bank's total profits in recent quarters and this is worrying some ...

'Glenn Beck': NAACP Takes Aim at Tea Party

FOXNews - ‎4 hours ago‎
This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," July 14, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. GLENN BECK, HOST: America, I'm kind of rehashing all of this because I'm setting something up for next week.

Senate Panel Backs NASA Plan on Commercial Space Travel

Wall Street Journal - Andy Pasztor - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The Senate Commerce Committee, capping months of intense debate over the future of NASA's manned-exploration program, on Thursday unanimously approved a $19 billion bill giving the White House most of what it sought to outsource space ...

Court hears first arguments over Arizona immigration law

Los Angeles Times - Nicholas Riccardi - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A police officer's attorney says it undermines the US government's ability to set foreign policy. By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times In the first courtroom showdown over Arizona's new immigration law, an attorney for a Phoenix police officer asked ...

Get Clean. Smell Good. It's Not Unmanly.

New York Times - Andrew Adam Newman - ‎2 hours ago‎
WHEN Old Spice, the 72-year-old Procter & Gamble brand, was planning a new advertising campaign for shower gel earlier this year, it faced a challenge: its research suggested women purchase as much as 70 percent of the shower gel ...


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