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European debt fears intensify, hit markets

Posted: 11/11/2010 - Worries that Europe's financially fragile countries such as Ireland and Portugal will not be able to handle their debt loads are plaguing markets, hurting bank stocks and hiking borrowing costs.

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Obama: Trade deal with S. Korea not complete

Posted: 11/11/2010 - President Barack Obama is being forced to defend his economic policies against foreign suspicions that the U.S. is engineering a weak dollar.

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Tugs guide cruise ship toward shore

Posted: 11/11/2010 - A stricken cruise ship with nearly 4,500 passengers and crew on board has slowed outside of San Diego Bay to get more tugs before it's towed into port.

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Report: White House altered drilling ban report

Posted: 11/10/2010 - An inspector general says the White House edited a report about the administration's moratorium on offshore oil drilling to make it appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of a six-month ban on new drilling.

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Obama: Strong US economy key to global recovery

Posted: 11/10/2010 - President Barack Obama says a strong, job-creating economy in the United States would be the country's most important contribution to a global recovery.

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Trade deficit narrows slightly in Septembe

Posted: 11/10/2010 - The U.S. trade deficit narrowed slightly in September but was still running well above last year's gap, adding urgency to Obama administration calls for other countries to do more to rebalance global growth.

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Arraignment scheduled in Va. Metro terror sting

Posted: 11/09/2010 - A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen accused of attempting to help al-Qaida bomb the Washington Metro transit system is scheduled to make an appearance in federal court.

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Cruise ship adrift off San Diego after fire

Posted: 11/09/2010 - A cruise ship that's been adrift since an engine room fire as it headed for Mexico is awaiting the arrival of two boats that will tow it back to shore.

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Bush: Cheney angry Bush did not pardon Libby

Posted: 11/08/2010 - Former President George W. Bush says Vice President Dick Cheney angrily confronted him over Bush's decision not to pardon a former vice presidential aide over his role in the case of the leaked identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

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7 killed in car bombing in Iraqi city of Najaf

Posted: 11/08/2010 - Iraqi police and hospital officials say a car bomb went off not far from one of Shiite Islam's holiest sites in the city of Najaf, killing seven people.

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GOP lawmaker opposes compromise on tax cuts

Posted: 11/08/2010 - Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican, says he'll oppose any compromise that fails to make permanent Bush-era tax cuts for the most wealthy Americans.

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Anti-Taliban activist may have been target

Posted: 11/05/2010 - Officials say a suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan may have been targeting an anti-Taliban activist when he attacked a mosque, killing 50 people.

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Obama welcomes new ideas on firing up economy

Posted: 11/05/2010 - President Barack Obama says he's pleased with healthier job growth, but concedes the economy isn't producing enough jobs to accommodate people in need of work.

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