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Testing almost finished on BP top kill

Posted: 08/13/2010 - It was supposed to be the final fix for the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico -- a fix known as a "bottom kill." But now, it might not be necessary.

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Retail sales post July gain as auto sales increase

Posted: 08/13/2010 - Retail sales managed a modest increase in July after two consecutive declines, but the strength was concentrated in higher sales of autos and gasoline. Most other retailers saw their sales fall.

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Further stock losses expected

Posted: 08/12/2010 - Stocks are expected to extend their losses as more disappointing earnings and economic news flows in.

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New claims for unemployment aid rise to 484,000

Posted: 08/12/2010 - New applications for unemployment insurance rose last week to their highest level in almost six months, a sign that employers are still cutting their staffs.

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China's army condemns South Korean-US sea drills

Posted: 08/12/2010 - China's military is condemning a second round of U.S.-South Korean naval drills planned in the Yellow Sea in the coming weeks and vowing it would respond in kind.

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Bodies of 4 American medical workers headed home

Posted: 08/11/2010 - The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says the remains of four Americans killed during a medical mission in northern Afghanistan are being flown back to the United States.

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Tropical depression halts drilling at Gulf well

Posted: 08/11/2010 - Crews have stopped drilling the relief well that's intended to permanently plug BP's broken Gulf oil well as a strengthening tropical depression bears down on the site.

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House moves to help teachers, public workers

Posted: 08/10/2010 - President Barack Obama is joining with teachers this morning to urge the House to pass legislation that would help keep 160,000 of them on the job.

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Weather a concern for drilling effort

Posted: 08/10/2010 - As crews try to finish up the work that they hope will seal a blown-out oil well for good, they're keeping an eye on the weather in the Gulf of Mexico.

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US worried about climate deal this year

Posted: 08/06/2010 - The chief U.S. climate negotiator says some countries are backing away from agreements they made at a summit meeting last December on a global warming deal.

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New al-Qaida leader knows US well

Posted: 08/06/2010 - A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations.

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Mexico nabs 3 suspects in journalist kidnappings

Posted: 08/05/2010 - Mexican federal police say they have detained three suspected drug-gang members who allegedly participated in the kidnapping of three television journalists last week.

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