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Bernanke says Fed will take action if economy falters

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will consider making another large-scale purchase of securities if the slowing economy were to deteriorate significantly and signs of deflation were to flare.

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New jobless claims drop for first time in 4 weeks

Posted: 08/26/2010 - New requests for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week after rising in the past three weeks. Still, claims remain much higher than they would be in a healthy economy.

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Egypt announces site of first nuclear power plant

Posted: 08/25/2010 - Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has instructed the government to start building the country's first nuclear power plant at a site on the Mediterranean coast, ending a year of controversy.

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Jimmy Carter arrives in Pyongyang

Posted: 08/25/2010 - Former President Jimmy Carter is in North Korea, on a mission U.S. officials say is aimed at bringing home an imprisoned American.

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43 dead in string of attacks in Iraq

Posted: 08/25/2010 - The number of dead is still rising after a string of attacks all across Iraq that underscored insurgent efforts to show their might as the American military presence in Iraq shrinks.

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Hearings into cause of oil spill begin in Houston

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Federal investigators are hearing testimony from BP executives in a joint probe into the cause of the explosion that led to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Attacks in Baghdad kill 3, wound 20

Posted: 08/23/2010 - With one week to go before the deadline for all U.S. combat troops to be out of Iraq, there's been a new series of bombing attacks in the capital.

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As egg recall expands, FDA chief says agency needs more authority

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg says her agency is limited by law to a mostly reactive stance on food safety. The Kentucky Department of Public Health doesn't believe any of the tainted eggs made it into Kentucky.

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NY governor: No talks set to discuss moving mosque

Posted: 08/20/2010 - New York Gov. David Paterson says no meeting to discuss relocating has been scheduled with developers of a planned Islamic cultural center and mosque near ground zero.

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Jetliner grounded in San Francisco after threat

Posted: 08/20/2010 - A hijack threat halted an American Airlines flight just before takeoff Thursday, leaving the New York-bound jet sitting on the tarmac for several hours while it was searched and passengers were removed for extra scrutiny.

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US announces aid boost to Pakistan after flooding

Posted: 08/19/2010 - Sen. John Kerry says the U.S. is increasing its flood aid to Pakistan from $90 million to $150 million. Kerry, who's visiting Pakistan, says Washington doesn't want Islamist extremism to increase on the back of the crisis.

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2 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/19/2010 - FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Two soldiers based at Fort Campbell were killed after their vehicle rolled over following an improvised explosive device detonating in Afghanistan.

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