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Business leaders, Bay Area officials praise Obama's jobs plan

San Jose Mercury News - Steve Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Business leaders and Bay Area public officials praised President Barack Obama's call Tuesday to reduce the nation's persistent double-digit unemployment through a major federal spending effort to improve roads, bolster small businesses ...

Climate Conference Begins to Feel Pressure of the Clock

New York Times - Andrew C. Revkin, James Kanter - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Protesters dressed as aliens in Copenhagen on Tuesday demanded action on climate change. More Photos > By ANDREW C. REVKIN and JAMES KANTER COPENHAGEN - Hundreds of government functionaries awoke on Wednesday feeling the rising pressure of a weekend ...

Senate rejects ban on abortion coverage in health care bill

Dallas Morning News - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Abortion rights supporters won a victory on Tuesday as the Senate rejected a proposal to ban coverage of abortion by insurance plans under the health care legislation.
Senators Strike Health Deal Wall Street Journal

Iraq parliament calls session over deadly bombings

The Associated Press - Sinan Salaheddin - ‎29 minutes ago‎
BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament asked top security officials Wednesday to appear before a special session to answer for how bombers once again found holes in Iraqi security that allowed for devastating attacks against government sites.

Current Decade Hottest On Instrumental Record -UK Met Office

Wall Street Journal - Selina Williams - ‎17 hours ago‎
LONDON (Dow Jones)--The current decade has been by far the warmest decade on instrumental record, the UK's Meteorological Office said Tuesday as it released new figures at the climate change talks in Copenhagen ...

Japan Q3 growth revised down from 4.8 to 1.3 pct

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO - Japan's economy grew at a much slower rate than previously thought in the third quarter, fresh data showed Wednesday, as the country's fragile recovery from recession was hit by a soaring yen.

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Kennedy special election puts GOP in spotlight

The Associated Press - Glen Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
BOSTON - A special election campaign to fill the late Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat gives state Republicans something they've sorely missed for the past three years: a place in the political spotlight.

Ohio killer asks judge to stop 2nd execution try

The Associated Press - Andrew Welsh-Huggins - ‎1 hour ago‎
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A day after Ohio became the first state in the country to use a single drug in a lethal injection, the condemned killer whose botched September execution prompted the change from a three-drug method returns to court to argue that ...

Former FBI director to review handling of info on Fort Hood suspect

Dallas Morning News - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director William Webster was appointed Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation of how the bureau developed and shared information about the man charged in the Fort Hood rampage.

Volkswagen Will Pay $2.5 Billion for 19.9% Stake in Japan's Suzuki Motor

Bloomberg - Makiko Kitamura - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker, agreed to buy 20 percent of Suzuki Motor Corp. for 222.5 billion yen ($2.5 billion) to boost its presence in India.
VW to Buy Stake in Suzuki Wall Street Journal

Stocks Slump on Dubai Loss, Greece Downgrade, Japan's Economy

Bloomberg - Akiko Ikeda - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks dived after a Dubai developer posted a $3.65 billion loss, Japan's economy grew less than expected and Greece's debt rating was reduced.

Administration to slash TARP cost $200 billion

CNNMoney.com - David Ellis - ‎21 hours ago‎
White House expected to propose using that money to fund massive job creation program, according to officials. By David Ellis, cnnmoney.
Getting Tough With Wells Wall Street Journal

The Tip of the Climategate Iceberg

Wall Street Journal - ‎11 hours ago‎
The opening days of the Copenhagen climate-change conference have been rife with denials and—dare we say it?—deniers. American delegate Jonathan Pershing said the emails and files leaked from East Anglia have helped make clear "the robustness of the ...

Hands on with Mac Chrome beta: incomplete but looking good

Ars Technica - Jacqui Cheng - ‎13 hours ago‎
Chrome for Mac and Linux are officially in beta after months of developer builds. Does the browser hold up against Safari on the Mac?

5 major publishers to take on Amazon

Los Angeles Times - Alex Pham - ‎6 hours ago‎
Conde Nast Publications, Hearst Corp., Meredith Corp., News Corp. and Time Inc. plan to join forces to develop an online storefront for their content.

Gatorade ends Tiger-themed drinks, says move preplanned

USA Today - Michael McCarthy - ‎5 hours ago‎
AP By Michael mccarthy, USA TODAY The first dent in Tiger Woods' gold-plated endorsement portfolio appeared Tuesday as Gatorade said it was dropping its Woods-themed line of sports drinks.

Tiger Woods saga intensifies

Boston Herald - Edward Mason, Laura Crimaldi - ‎24 minutes ago‎
A desperate 911 call for help from Tiger Woods' estate after the collapse of the golf great's mother-in-law topped another round of terrible Tiger tales as one report said his scorned wife is returning ...

As The World Turns, long-running US soap, cancelled

BBC News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
US show As The World Turns, one of the world's longest-running daytime soap operas, is being cancelled after 54 years, broadcaster CBS has announced.

Tigers must keep Justin Verlander

Detroit Free Press - Michael Rosenberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the time you read this, the Tigers might have traded Edwin Jackson, especially if you're one of those people who saves newspapers to read a month later.

Rondo took flight in fourth

Boston Globe - Frank Dell'Apa - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Frank Dell'Apa Rajon Rondo was scoreless entering the final quarter of the Celtics' 98-89 win over the Bucks last night at TD Garden.

Heisman Trophy - Toby, or not Toby?

San Francisco Chronicle - Tom FitzGerald - ‎2 hours ago‎
(12-08) 20:45 PST -- At age 12, Toby Gerhart visited New York City's Downtown Athletic Club, then the home of the Heisman Trophy, and saw the portraits of the winners of college football's most prestigious award.
Heisman Pundit poll Baltimore Sun

Md. expands swine flu vaccine availability

Baltimore Sun - Kelly Brewington - ‎1 hour ago‎
With supply growing and demand waning, Maryland officials announced Tuesday that they are expanding distribution of swine flu vaccine beyond priority groups and making it available to any adult who ...

Soy doesn't harm, and may even help, breast cancer survivors, study finds

Los Angeles Times - Shari Roan - ‎6 hours ago‎
Earlier research in animals had raised fears that soy foods might cause a recurrence of the cancer because soy can act like estrogen.

Health reform's heavy lifting

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
AS THE SENATE weighed whether to proceed to debate on health-care reform, we hoped lawmakers would take up an imperfect measure and improve it.

Lost University aims to help fans find the way

Los Angeles Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
The TV show's creators launch an online curriculum that features video courses by USC and UCLA professors on physics, philosophy and topics touched on by the famously baffling series.

Copenhagen climate summit: 1200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges

Telegraph.co.uk - Andrew Gilligan - ‎Dec 5, 2009‎
Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.

U.S. Helps Frequent Fliers Make a Mint

Wall Street Journal - Scott Mccartney - ‎Dec 6, 2009‎
Free Shipping of Coins, Put on Credit Cards, Funds Trip to Tahiti; 'Mr. Pickles' Cleans Up By SCOTT MCCARTNEY Enthusiasts of frequent-flier mileage have all kinds of crazy strategies for racking up credits, but few have been as quick and easy as ...

Zhu Zhu Pets are safe, us agency says

Los Angeles Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Consumer Product Safety Commission's statement comes after consumer website goodguide said its tests found high antimony levels in one model of the toy hamster.

Woman tried to end rival's pregnancy, prosecutors say

CNN - Evan Buxbaum, Jamie Guzzardo - ‎21 hours ago‎
New York (CNN) -- Prosecutors in Brooklyn have charged a 38-year-old woman with tricking a pregnant woman into taking an abortion-inducing drug because the suspect thought her husband had fathered the child with the other woman.