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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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Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns

Posted: 06/18/2010 - The oil slicks created by the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico are creating the most visible environmental damage, but scientists warn that the natural gas being emitted is also a serious threat.

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