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Oil prices should fall with Gadhafi overthrow

Posted: 08/22/2011 - If the rebel capture of the capital, Tripoli, holds and leader Moammar Gadhafi is overthrown, analysts say oil prices around the world should start falling.

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Slight improvement in college entrance exams

Updated: 08/17/2011 - Nearly three in 10 recent graduates who took the ACT college entrance exam failed to meet a single benchmark that predicts they are ready for college.

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Facebook poised to seek end to NY man's lawsuit

Posted: 08/17/2011 - Facebook attorneys appear poised to ask a judge to throw out a western New York man's lawsuit claiming ownership in the social network after finding what they say is proof the case is baseless.

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Pentagon: Army improperly tested body armor plates

Posted: 08/17/2011 - A Defense Department review has found that the Army improperly tested new bullet-blocking plates for body armor and can only provide "limited assurance" that the 5 million ceramic inserts meet the standards to protect U.S. troops.

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Obama to give major jobs speech

Updated: 08/17/2011 - A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class.

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Bachmann, Perry compete on the same issue: jobs

Posted: 08/15/2011 - They're competing with each other and currently leading the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls. But Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann are riding the same issue out of Iowa - jobs.

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UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia

Posted: 08/12/2011 - World Health Organization officials say famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to an increase in outbreaks of the disease.

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US trade deficit widens in June to $53.1 billion

Posted: 08/11/2011 - American producers sold fewer industrial engines, electric generators and farm products to the rest of the world in June, pushing the trade deficit to the highest level since 2008 and dealing another blow to an already struggling economy.

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