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Obama to Meet With Top Bankers

Posted: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama meets with bank CEOs at the White House today to talk about new financial regulations.

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Total Jobless Benefit Claims Top 5.5 Million

Posted: 03/26/2009 - The government says initial jobless benefit claims rose slightly last week while the number of people continuing to claim benefits set a record for the ninth straight week.

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February New Home Sales Rise Unexpectedly

Posted: 03/25/2009 - The government says new home sales rebounded unexpectedly last month, but were still the second-worst on record and remained well below last year's levels.

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White House: People Eyeing Long-Term Recovery

Posted: 03/24/2009 - President Barack Obama's top spokesman says the administration ultimately will be judged on whether it can restore sustained economic growth, not on the daily gyrations of Wall Street.

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Fed and Treasury Chief to Get Grilled on AIG

Posted: 03/24/2009 - The treasury secretary and the Fed chairman can expect some tough questioning about the AIG bonuses when they go before a House panel today.

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Bomb Kills 5, Wounds 12 in Iraq

Posted: 03/23/2009 - Police say at least five people have been killed and 12 wounded in a bombing west of Baghdad. It's the second blast in less than two weeks to strike the Abu Ghraib area.

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Administration Unveils New Bank Rescue Effort

Posted: 03/23/2009 - The Obama administration says it hopes a new bank rescue initiative will generate $500 billion in purchasing power to buy up toxic assets and get them off the books of the nation's banks.

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Former AIG Head Denies He Started Exec Bonuses

Posted: 03/20/2009 - The former head of insurance giant AIG is asserting that the company under his leadership did not have the type of executive bonus system that has come under harsh criticism across the country.

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Roadside Bomb Kills Afghan Lawmaker

Posted: 03/19/2009 - A roadside bomb has killed a lawmaker who was a vocal Taliban critic in Afghanistan's insurgency-plagued south.

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Congress to Vote on Tax of AIG Bonuses

Posted: 03/19/2009 - House Democrats say executives who got big bonuses while their companies took billions in bailouts should get a visit from the taxman.

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