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Suicide bombers kill 5 in northern Iraq

Posted: 06/24/2010 - Officials say suicide bombers have killed four Iraqi policeman and a soldier and injured nine others in separate attacks in the northern city of Mosul.

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Fed to keep rates low to support weak recovery

Posted: 06/23/2010 - The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates at record lows as it ends a two-day meeting Wednesday with policymakers having cause for optimism as well as caution.

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IEA raises mid-term forecast for oil demand

Posted: 06/23/2010 - The International Energy Agency forecasts world oil demand will grow by an average of 1.4 percent annually through 2015, an upgrade to midterm expectations due to improved economic growth prospects.

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FDA taking its time on tobacco regulation

Posted: 06/22/2010 - A year after a new law put tobacco in the hands of federal regulators, the Food and Drug Administration is taking its time assessing the scientific evidence for improving public health.

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Iran to send aid ship to Gaza

Posted: 06/22/2010 - Iran's state television says the country will send an aid ship to the blockaded Gaza Strip with 1,100 tons of relief supplies.

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Gulf rig owner criticizes Obama's drilling halt

Posted: 06/22/2010 - The owner of the broken Deepwater Horizon rig that is spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico has criticized the U.S. government's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the area.

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Top Afghan commander summoned to Washington

Posted: 06/22/2010 - An Obama administration official says the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain his controversial comments about colleagues in a recent interview.

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Oil spill stirs study, debate over health impacts

Posted: 06/21/2010 - Public health officials and scientists will be gathering in New Orleans this week to talk about whether any health problems could be caused by the Gulf oil spill.

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BP says oil spill costs reach $2 billion

Posted: 06/21/2010 - BP PLC says it has now spent $2 billion responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and with no end in sight, that sum will continue to rise.

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Judge to hear bid to overturn halt on drilling

Posted: 06/21/2010 - Several oil service companies are asking a federal judge to block the Interior Department from enforcing a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Obama tells G-20 nations to seal economic recovery

Posted: 06/18/2010 - President Barack Obama is asking America's G-20 trading partners to work closely him "to safeguard and strengthen the recovery" from the near collapse of the global economic system in the fall of 2008.

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