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New jobless benefit claims unchanged

Posted: 11/19/2009 - The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment insurance was unchanged last week, while those continuing to claim benefits dipped.

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US military: Iraq troop drawdown is on track

Posted: 11/18/2009 - The top U.S. commander in Iraq says the timetable for an American troop withdrawal is still on track despite a dispute over a key election law that could delay national elections slated for January.

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AP Poll: Gov't health plan divides public

Posted: 11/18/2009 - An Associated Press poll finds more people support creation of a new government-run health insurance plan to compete with the private insurance market.

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Tobacco execs quickly find tax loophole

Posted: 11/17/2009 - Tobacco companies are avoiding hundreds of millions of dollars a year in taxes by exploiting a loophole in President Barack Obama's child health law. And they're doing it with a simple marketing twist.

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Watchdog: Gov't may have overpaid to bail out AIG

Posted: 11/17/2009 - A government watchdog is raising questions about the way officials handled the multibillion dollar bailout of insurance giant American International Group Inc.

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Summit urged to set climate accord deadline

Posted: 11/16/2009 - Denmark's climate minister says next month's summit on climate change in Copenhagen must set a deadline for a legally binding document.

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UN summit approves new approach to hunger fight

Posted: 11/16/2009 - World leaders at a food summit have rallied around a new strategy to fight global hunger and help poor countries feed themselves, but failed to pledge funds sought by the U.N.

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GM reports $1.2B 3Q loss, says it shows progress

Posted: 11/16/2009 - General Motors Co. says it lost $1.2 billion from the time it left bankruptcy protection through Sept. 30, far better than previous quarters and a sign that the auto giant is starting to turn around.

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Obama meets with Chinese president

Posted: 11/16/2009 - President Barack Obama has sat down with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing, hours after suggesting the country should stop censoring Internet access.

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UK's Brown: NATO troop increase for Afghanistan

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Britain's prime minister says NATO nations may contribute 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan - offering key backing as the U.S. decides whether to increase troop levels.

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