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Chrysler halts manufacturing as clock ticks on gov't bailout
AFP - 9 hours ago
NEW YORK (AFP) - Ailing US automaker Chrysler on Wednesday said it would temporarily halt manufacturing as demand plunges and the clock ticks down on a hoped-for bailout from the federal government.
GM, Chrysler Shutter Factories, Await Bush Decision Bloomberg
Chrysler Shuts For A Month and Chevy Volt Delayed BusinessWeek
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BBC News
New rule to crack down on credit card rates
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Mark Lennihan, AP By Kathy Chu, USA TODAY In the most sweeping changes to credit cards in decades, regulators are expected to release a rule Thursday that would crack down on so-called unfair and deceptive practices by card issuers, such as raising ...
Asia Money Market Rates Fall as BOJ to Follow Fed, Libor Slides Bloomberg
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Big Madoff loser eyes legal move on PwC: report
Reuters - 47 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Fairfield Greenwich Group, the fund whose clients stand to lose $7.5 billion in Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme, is considering suing its accountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), for failing to detect the fraud, ...
Scope of Alleged Fraud Is Still Being Assessed Wall Street Journal
Madoff Appears in Court Washington Post
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China to send warships to fight Somalia piracy
AFP - 1 hour ago
BEIJING (AFP) - China is preparing to send warships to fight rampant piracy off the coast of Somalia, the government said Thursday, a day after one of its commercial vessels foiled an attack near the African state.
China to Aid in Fighting Somali Pirates Washington Post
China dispatching ships to battle Somali pirates The Associated Press
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BBC News
Battle opens over China's future
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Chris Buckley - Analysis BEIJING (Reuters) - The new year is not here yet but already China's government and dissidents are in battle over how to mark 2009, a year that will be overshadowed by contentious anniversaries and economic woes.
Chinese leader vows 'more reforms' Aljazeera.net
Chinese praise reforms, voice opinions on development Xinhua
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Iraq drafts law letting British troops stay in 09
Reuters - 4 hours ago
By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The Iraqi cabinet on Tuesday drafted a law allowing troops from Britain, Australia and a few other countries to remain beyond the end of the year, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.
End of honourable or pointless Iraq war: press AFP
Troops confiscate toy guns in Iraq San Francisco Chronicle
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Obama's Interior pick considered a centrist
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar, who was nominated Wednesday as interior secretary, is a conundrum for environmentalists. He comes from a rural ranching background but opposes the exploitation of natural resources and supports renewable energy.
Salazar, Vilsack nominations give voice to rural America Los Angeles Times
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Boston Globe
Obama to tap veteran regulator for SEC
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama is set to name a veteran of the Securities and Exchange Commission to lead the agency as it faces growing criticism for its failure to protect investors and detect trouble on Wall Street.
Obama Pick to Lead SEC Is Veteran Wall St. Regulator Washington Post
Obama taps Mary Schapiro as head of SEC Detroit Free Press
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Illinois governor won't go quietly, lawyer warns
Seattle Times - 1 hour ago
Any prospect that the saga over Gov. Rod Blagojevich's hold on power might end swiftly evaporated Wednesday when the state Supreme Court refused to hear a request to remove him, and Blagojevich's lawyer made it clear to an impeachment inquiry in ...
Obama promises details of aides' contacts with Blagojevich next week Los Angeles Times
Blagojevich strikes back Chicago Tribune
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British Airways, Qantas abandon merger talks
MarketWatch - 1 hour ago
By MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- UK flag carrier British Airways said Thursday that its merger talks with Australia's Qantas Airways have ended after the pair were unable to agree over the key terms of a deal.
Qantas open to Asian airline mergers: source Reuters
British Airways Ends Merger Discussions With Qantas Bloomberg
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Times Online
Oil hovers at $40 despite record OPEC cut
Reuters - 47 minutes ago
By Annika Breidthardt SINGAPORE (Reuters) - OPEC's biggest production cut ever failed to aid oil prices on Thursday, with US crude hitting a four-and-a-half-year low under $40 as traders doubted the cartel's ability to curb output fast enough to match ...
Oil tumbles to four-year low guardian.co.uk
OPEC slashes production, but oil markets shrug Houston Chronicle
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BBC News
Morgan Stanley posts big loss; market hopes worst over
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Joseph A. Giannone NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley (MS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) reported a much wider-than-expected $2.2 billion quarterly loss on Wednesday on plummeting markets and poor trading moves, while banking and brokerage fees sank.
Morgan Stanley Posts $2.36 Billion Loss New York Times
Doubt Delivers for Morgan Stanley Wall Street Journal
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Apple May Not Need Macworld, But Many Apple Partners May
BusinessWeek - 1 hour ago
While Apple is able to host their own events very successfully, I feel that Macworld is really the opportunity for those third Party developers to really show their wares.
Jobs won't deliver Macworld keynote Reuters
Apple Shares Slump Amid CEO Worries Wall Street Journal
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Yahoo Limits Retention of Personal Data
New York Times - 2 hours ago
Representative Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, praised Yahoo’s new policy of retaining some search information for only 90 days and hoped others would follow suit.
Yahoo cuts data retention to three months Reuters
Yahoo to purge user data after 90 days San Francisco Chronicle
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ABC News
Microsoft Releases Critical Patch For IE Zero Day Flaw
CRN - 11 hours ago
By Stefanie Hoffman, ChannelWeb Microsoft issued an out-of-band emergency patch Wednesday for a zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability that has opened the door for hackers to install malware on susceptible computers without any user intervention.
Microsoft, Mozilla Release Browser Fixes: Download Patches Here Washington Post
Hackers find new crack in Windows Orlando Sentinel
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' Idol ' producer wants Abdul to stay
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Eric Deggans | St. Petersburg Times When talk turns to "American Idol" these days, it's one of the first questions that surfaces.
Simon: 'Idol' crew not aware fan was so troubled Newsday
Fan death made "Idol's" Cowell think "long and hard" Reuters
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Screen Weekly
Bradley Cooper says 'Yes!' to working with Jim Carrey
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
"I'm so happy I've had the opportunity to do a lot of different things because that informs one's acting," Cooper says.
Jim Carrey says "Yes" to comedy again Reuters
Sour Carrey Finds True Love, Mousey Hoffman Goes Ratty: Movies Bloomberg
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Madonna, Ritchie say divorce sums "wrongly issued"
Reuters - 4 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - US pop star Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie said on Wednesday that a statement released on the singer's behalf detailing terms of their divorce was "misleading and inaccurate.
Madonna and Ritchie Dispute Settlement Sum New York Times
Madonna, ex dispute $76 million figure Chicago Tribune
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Washington Post
Hawks not title ready yet
FOXSports.com - 1 hour ago
by Charley Rosen After last season's elbow-throwing, trash-talking, seven-game playoff series, there's still some bad blood between Boston and Atlanta.
Red hot Celts nip Hawks San Francisco Chronicle
CELTICS 88, HAWKS 85: Nipped at the wire again, but without a ... Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Los Angeles Times
Report: Furcal stays with LA
Boston Globe - 1 hour ago
AP / December 18, 2008 Rafael Furcal accepted a three-year contract to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth at least $30 million yesterday, and the Atlanta Braves accused the star shortstop of reneging on a deal they thought was agreed to earlier ...
Rafael Furcal agrees to a new three-year deal with the Dodgers Los Angeles Times
Furcal still a Dodger, after all San Francisco Chronicle
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New York Daily News
SAMMY BAUGH 1914-2008 The NFL's first great passer
San Francisco Chronicle - 2 hours ago
Sammy Baugh, the Washington Redskins quarterback who was one of football's greatest passers and a pivotal figure in transforming the NFL from a plodding affair into a high-scoring spectacle, died Wednesday in Rotan, Texas.
Legendary QB Sammy Baugh dead New York Daily News
Sam Baugh was Tom Brady with pizzazz Fort Worth Star Telegram
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Surgeons discuss landmark face transplant
Los Angeles Times - 3 hours ago
Cleveland Clinic doctors describe the 22-hour surgery. The unidentified patient is pleased with the results, surgeons say. Dr. Maria Siemionow had been preparing for 20 years to make the phone call.
First US patient gets new face 'to face the world' Reuters
Woman gets nearly entire face replaced with surgery Detroit Free Press
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Nursing home industry worries about new ratings
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rating systems help people decide which restaurants to go to or hotels to stay at. So why not something similar from the federal government for the nation's 16000 nursing homes?
Tennessee nursing homes rank third worst The Tennessean
Few of area's nursing homes get high marks Lansing State Journal
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US orders suicidal action warning on epilepsy drugs
Reuters - 3 hours ago
By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Widely used epilepsy drugs must carry a warning that the medicines increase the chances of suicidal thoughts or actions, US officials said on Tuesday.
Two diabetes drugs double fracture risk in women The Punch
FDA Wants New Diabetes Drugs Tested for Heart Risks Forbes
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Interior Ministry Generals Among Those Arrested
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Sudarsan Raghavan and Qais Mizher BAGHDAD, Dec. 18 -- At least 34 Iraqi security officials inside Iraq's Interior Ministry have been arrested, possibly in connection with corruption and working to rebuild an illegal party formed by supporters of ...
Iraqi officials arrested over coup plot against prime minister guardian.co.uk
Iraqi ministry officials arrested BBC News
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California Democrats devise plan to hike taxes
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
By structuring them as fees, they would skirt GOP opponents and raise $9.3 billion. A court fight looms. By Jordan Rau and Evan Halper Reporting from Sacramento -- California's Democratic leaders were planning a vote today on a brazen proposal to raise ...
Dems' new budget plan adds $9 billion revenue San Francisco Chronicle
Calif. Dems try to pass budget without GOP votes The Associated Press
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Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Sideshow: Obama is Time's top person
Philadelphia Inquirer - 1 hour ago
By Tirdad Derakhshani Time yesterday announced that its much sought-after PR prize, the Person of the Year, this year goes to US President-elect Barack Obama.
Obama: Time's Person of the Year Seattle Times
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