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British PM Urges Faith In Free Markets To Congress

Posted: 03/04/2009 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants members of Congress who are eager to protect U.S. businesses against foreign competition to have more faith in free markets.

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Obama Tries To Pump Up Confidence In The Economy

Posted: 03/04/2009 - Trying to pump up the nation's confidence, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Wall Street has been hammered so hard that "buying stocks is a potentially good deal," and he dispatched top aides to Capitol Hill to defend his plans for pulling the economy out of its deep recession.

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Abbas To Ask Clinton For Help On Settlement Freeze

Posted: 03/04/2009 - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to push Israel to freeze construction in West Bank settlements and open blockaded Gaza Strip borders, an aide said Wednesday.

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Democrats Reach Deal On Mortgage Relief Bill

Posted: 03/04/2009 - House Democrats, under pressure from a group of moderates in their ranks and the banking lobby, agreed Tuesday to narrow legislation that gives bankruptcy judges the power to force lenders to rewrite mortgages for debt-strapped homeowners.

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Clinton To Announce $300 Million Pledge To Gaza

Posted: 03/02/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will pledge about $300 million in U.S. humanitarian aid for the war-torn Gaza Strip, plus about $600 million in assistance to the Palestinian Authority, a U.S. official said Sunday.

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Sources: AIG To Get Up To $30B More In Fed Aid

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Struggling insurer American International Group Inc. will receive up to $30 billion in additional federal assistance in the fourth government rescue of the company, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Sunday.

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Top Schwarzenegger Staff Traveled On Taxpayer's Dime

Posted: 03/01/2009 - A news report says in the midst of a budget crisis, top officials in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration charged taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars for airfare, hotels and meals despite a ban on nonessential travel.

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Obama Challenges Lobbyists To Legislative Duel

Posted: 03/01/2009 - President Barack Obama challenged the nation's vested interests to a legislative duel Saturday, saying he will fight to change health care, energy and education in dramatic ways that will upset the status quo.

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Mideast Peace, Russian Ties Next Up For Clinton

Posted: 03/01/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is using her second overseas trip to assess Mideast peace prospects, reconnect with European allies and remind her Russian counterpart that U.S. efforts to rebuild relations with Moscow have their limits.

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Analysis: Obama's Budget Goals Depend On Recovery

Posted: 02/28/2009 - President Barack Obama's ambitious plans for a new era of big-government activism depend on a full economic recovery — and those prospects don't look good anytime soon.

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Senator Richard Burr's Radio Address

Updated: 02/28/2009 - North Carolina's Senior U.S. Senator Richard Burr addressed the nation Saturday morning. Click the story to read the transcript.

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