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Jackson Hole Debate on Recession Risk Shows Bernanke Challenge

Bloomberg - Simon Kennedy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- William White, chairman of the economic development and review committee at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, talks about the possible impact of household ...
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US welcomes citizen's release after Carter's visit to DPRK

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The US State Department on Friday welcomed the release of an American citizen by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after former President Jimmy Carter visited Pyongyang.
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Justice Dept. approves United-Continental merger

USA Today - Dan Reed - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Continental and United airlines won Justice Department approval of their proposed merger on Friday, after agreeing to lease landing and takeoff rights at Newark Liberty International Airport to discounter Southwest Airlines.
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Evacuations Continue in Southern Pakistan

New York Times - Carlotta Gall - ‎28 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Hundreds of thousands more Pakistanis fled their homes as high floodwaters reached the southernmost region of the country and inundated several more districts, the United Nations said Friday.

In the thick of Katrina

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Five years after the hurricane hit, an editor recounts his remarkable experience in a battered New Orleans. By David Meeks, Los Angeles Times The water lapping at our front steps seemed to stretch forever: waist-deep and rising.

Strasburg Headed for Surgery

New York Times - David Waldstein, Joe Ward - ‎7 minutes ago‎
No baseball player has generated as much interest or excitement this season as Stephen Strasburg, the hard-throwing rookie pitcher whose presence in the major leagues has energized the Washington Nationals and captured ...

King's legacy debated before Beck march

Washington Post - Krissah Thompson - ‎10 minutes ago‎
The Lincoln Memorial -- and the rest of the Mall -- is a popular site for protests and rallies. Here are some noteworthy ones that show how hard it is to measure the size of a protesting crowd.

Admin. official: FDA to inspect large egg farms

The Associated Press - Mary Clare Jalonick - ‎52 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is planning to inspect all of the country's largest egg farms before the end of next year following the massive recall of tainted eggs linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened as many as 1500 ...

Drake And Nicki Minaj Tweet About Getting Married

MTV.com - Mawuse Ziegbe - ‎34 minutes ago‎
It seems like two members of the Young Money family just got a lot closer. On Friday (August 27), Nicki Minaj and Drake seemingly announced on their Twitter pages that they are married.

Paul Allen's Firm Sues 11 Companies

New York Times - Steve Lohr - ‎1 hour ago‎
A company owned by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, filed suit on Friday against Google, Apple and nine other companies, contending that their online navigation and viewing technology illegally uses patented inventions created by Mr.

Falling Apart Hole by Hole, Woods Drops Back to Earth

New York Times - Thomas Kaplan - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Tiger Woods shot a second-round 73, dropping him from a share of the lead into a tie for 14th at the Barclays. By THOMAS KAPLAN PARAMUS, NJ - With a birdie putt, Tiger Woods finished the first round at the Barclays on Thursday with a fist pump and a ...

Dell matches HP's $27 offer, is accepted by 3PAR

BusinessWeek - Peter Sayer - ‎22 minutes ago‎
3PAR has accepted an increased acquisition offer from Dell of US$27 per share, matching Hewlett-Packard's earlier raised bid. 3PAR's board has updated its earlier merger agreement with Dell accordingly, the companies said Friday.

Low-Profile Alaskan Swaps Law Court for the Limelight

Wall Street Journal - Jim Carlton - ‎1 hour ago‎
FAIRBANKS, Alaska—This time last year, Joe Miller was augmenting his income from his private legal practice by working as a part-time attorney for the borough here, and had to put in for leave to take an elk-hunting trip with two of his ...

Levi Johnston makes 6th visit to CBS morning show

The Associated Press - David Bauder - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Levi Johnston chose one of his favorite television venues, CBS' "The Early Show," to declare on Friday that he lied when he previously said he had lied about Sarah Palin.

Imports lead to sharp downward revision to GDP

MarketWatch - Steve Goldstein - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- US economic growth slowed to 1.6% in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday, two-thirds the rate that the agency had initially projected for the April-through-June period as ...

Video of the Trapped Chilean Miners Stirs a Country's Emotions

New York Times - Alexei Barrionuevo, Aaron Nelsen - ‎8 minutes ago‎
SAN JOSÉ MINE, Chile - Huddled around a television set in a dining tent, relatives laughed, smiled and clapped on Friday as they watched the first video images of the 33 miners trapped in a chamber about 2000 feet below.

Boeing delays 787 Dreamliner again after test engine breaks apart

Los Angeles Times - Dominic Gates - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Boeing Co. has announced yet one more delay for its new 787 Dreamliner, already more than two years behind schedule. It now won't be delivered before mid-February.

Gmail Users Make 1000000 Phone Calls in a Day

Tom's Guide - Jane McEntegart - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Google this week added the ability to make phone calls via Gmail and it seems everyone has been having a wonderful time trying out the new feature; the company revealed yesterday that, during the first 24 hours the feature was live, Gmail users made ...

US Births Decline; Economy to Blame?

WebMD - Bill Hendrick - ‎4 hours ago‎
Aug. 27, 2010 -- The number of babies born in the United States declined an estimated 2.6% in 2009 compared to the previous year, the CDC says.

Apple's shrunken 6th-gen iPod nano to retain 30-pin dock connector

Apple Insider - Neil Hughes, Kasper Jade - ‎3 hours ago‎
Apple is poised to introduce a radically redesigned iPod nano next week that will retain its trademark I/O connector despite its drastically reduced form factor, AppleInsider has learned.

Top Carrier Shuts Down in Mexico

New York Times - Elisabeth Malkin - ‎1 hour ago‎
MEXICO CITY - Grupo Mexicana, the country's largest airline group, is suspending all operations after an investor group that pledged to turn around the failing carrier failed to reach a cost-cutting agreement with unions, ...

Anti-HER2 Drug Fails to Win FDA Fast Track

MedPage Today - Charles Bankhead - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration turned down a request for accelerated approval of Roche-Genentech's trastuzumab-DM1 drug for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer.


TV.com - Tim Surette - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Awards shows are in a bit of a funk lately. They're promised by broadcasters to be "different this time" with a new take on the old formula, but they're always the same: Presenters trot out onto the ...


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