Mixed results shown from dispersants in BP spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dispersants injected deep in the Gulf of Mexico to counter an oil gusher last spring seemed to keep some oil from fouling the water's surfa..
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Oil prices follow stock market higher

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Oil prices rose past $87 a barrel on Wednesday, as investors focused on President Obama's ideas for more jobs and overhaul corporate taxes. Benchmark oil for February delivery rose..
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Lehman offers debtors more money in amended filing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Lehman Brothers is offering more money to bondholders in a revised plan to exit bankruptcy.The investment bank, which filed for bankruptcy during the height of the..
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Walmart drops plans to build store near Civil War site

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORANGE, Va. (AP) - Wal-Mart has dropped plans for a new store near a Virginia Civil War battlefield after two years of opposition from historians and some residents.Lawyers for the..
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New home sales fall in 2010, rebound in December

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Buyers purchased the fewest new homes last year on records going back 47 years.The Commerce Department says 2010 sales totaled 321,000, down 14 percent from 2009...
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Medicare official doubts health care law savings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the central promises of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled, Medicare's independent econo..
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Dow breaks through 12,000, first time since 2008

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 12,000 for the first time in two and half years Wednesday but edged lower in afternoon trading.  Investors were ..
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US sees possible cancer risk with breast implants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government health officials said Wednesday they are investigating a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of canc..
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FDA sees possible cancer risk with breast implants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials said Wednesday they are investigating a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer, rais..
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Citigroup warrants bring in $312.2 million

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has received $312.2 million from the sale of warrants it held in Citigroup Inc. The sale was the ..
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Review: Most payments to dead farmers are proper

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 2007 report that the federal government had paid $1.1 billion in subsidies to dead farmers sparked an outcry and has been frequently cit..
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FACT CHECK: Obama and his imbalanced ledger

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze o..
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Grain futures mixed; livestock prices mostly down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures traded mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery gained 3 cents to $8.3825 a bushel;..
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Official: Obama to call for 5-year spending freeze

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says President Barack Obama will call for a five-year freeze in non-security, discretionary spending during his State of the Union address...
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BankUnited plans to raise up to $656.3 in IPO

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Savings and loan holding company BankUnited Inc. and its shareholders plan to raise up to $656.3 million in an initial public offering this w..
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Shareholders can register views on executive pay

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are giving shareholders at large public companies the right to register their opinions on executive pay at least once ev..
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IMF: US could privatize Fannie, Freddie

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says the United States must overhaul the housing finance system responsible for its financial crisis, pos..
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Consumer Confidence Index hits 8-month high

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence hit an eight-month high in January. The increase suggests the rising spirits that fueled a holiday shopping boom are ca..
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Second wave of housing bust hammers more cities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A second wave of falling home prices is battering some cities that had escaped the worst of the housing market bust. Prices in Seattle, Charlotte, N...
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Earnings will decide if Dow breaks 12,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — A large batch of earnings reports out Tuesday are likely to determine if indexes clear levels last seen more than two years ago. ..
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