Cuba to cut 500,000 gov't workers; reform salaries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work - radically remaking employmen..
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Researchers: Thick coat of oil on Gulf sea floor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers say they've found patches of oil believed to be from the BP leak on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor. Some of these are two inches..
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First lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is prodding the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and..
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First lady to US restaurants: serve healthy foods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is prodding U.S. restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market ..
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Another Florida property tax challenge rejected

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appeal court has rejected another challenge to an amendment that gives property tax breaks for primary homeowners. The 1st District Court of Appe..
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US mulls pulling diet pill linked to heart attack

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government health scientists are considering pulling Abbott Laboratories' diet pill Meridia off the market, based on data that it incr..
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FDA mulls pulling diet pill linked to heart attack

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health scientists are considering pulling Abbott Laboratories' diet pill Meridia off the market, based on data that it increases he..
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Stocks climb on banking reform, China growth

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks extended their rally into a third week Monday as investors sent bank stocks higher following new global regulatory requirements and Ch..
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Stocks climb on bank reform, China growth, deals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors looking for reassurance about the health of the global economy received just that Monday. Stocks extended their rall..
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Tax cut debate coming to Congress

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON D.C. - Republicans may be making room for compromise. After repeatedly calling on the Obama administration to extend Bush era tax cuts for ALL Americans, House G-O-P lea..
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AP ENTERPRISE: A look at who got gov't Gulf work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were po..
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News rater, anti-Palin group get govt Gulf work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were po..
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FACT CHECK: White House health savings challenged

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a government report found that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would modestly raise the nation's total health care tab, the W..
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Element of BP claims process to be reviewed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The administrator of the $20 billion victims compensation fund that BP set up after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is considering mak..
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BP claim czar considers making key concession

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill said Monday he might waive the current requirement..
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US regulators endorse new bank capital standards

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve and other major U.S. banking regulators are calling new global bank capital standards a "significant step forward in re..
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Colleges: Freshmen looking for career advice now

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As college freshmen nationwide explore their campuses officials at many schools say the newbies are increasingly finding their way to car..
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Boehner backs tax cuts limited to middle class

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader John Boehner says he would support extending tax cuts only for middle-class earners even though he considers it "ba..
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Oil well blowout preventer reaches NASA facility

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Coast Guard official says the 300-ton device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill after a rig exploded has arrived a..
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Ore. budget outlook: pink slips, business rebates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's treasury is so depleted that teachers and state workers are getting pink slips, but the state is nevertheless on course to sen..
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