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Automakers Struggle To Survive Past Mistakes

Posted: 11/09/2008 - At Ford Motor Co. they called it "Blue," a team set up around the year 2000 to design an array of small, fuel-efficient cars to compete with the Japanese. It didn't get far because no one could figure out how to make money on low-priced compacts with Ford's high labor costs.

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Brazil's President Discusses Worldwide Financial Crisis

Updated: 11/08/2008 - Brazil's President, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, said Saturday that big emerging nations must have a prominent role in fixing the world's troubled financial system because the poor are blameless victims of the economic turmoil.

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Administration Speeding Up On Economic Problems

Posted: 11/06/2008 - At a time when most administrations are slowing down, the Bush White House appears to be speeding up — at least when it comes to getting the $700 billion financial rescue program up and running.

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MLB Agents Ponder Beating Possible Tax Increase

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Looking ahead to an Obama administration, some baseball agents already are thinking about trying to beat a possible tax increase for their well-paid clients.

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Exit Polls: It's The Economy, Again

Updated: 11/04/2008 - An Associated Press exit poll finds six in 10 voters across the country picked the economy as the most important issue facing the nation.

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FCC Approves Verizon's Purchase Of Alltel

Updated: 11/04/2008 - Federal regulators are signing off on Verizon Wireless' planned $28 billion purchase of Alltel Corp. The deal will create the nation's largest wireless carrier.

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Boeing Workers Back On The Job

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Boeing Co. production workers began returning Sunday night to the factories where they build jetliners, one day after they voted to end a costly eight-week strike that clipped profits and stalled deliveries.

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NC Attorney General And State Treasurer Disagree

Posted: 10/31/2008 - North Carolina's attorney general and state treasurer disagree who will represent state government workers and retirees in a fraud lawsuit. North Carolina's pension fund lost $18 million.

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Hollywood Feeling Pinch Amid Economic Worries

Posted: 10/26/2008 - When Paul Hodges lost his job as a newspaper librarian this summer, he cut back on junk food, canceled his Netflix subscription, went back to his old DVDs and tried to stop buying new ones.

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What Will It Mean For Gas Prices?

Posted: 10/24/2008 - OPEC, the global cartel that accounts for 40 percent of the world's oil supply, is reducing production because oil prices are dropping so much.

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Congressional Hearing With Big Three Credit Companies

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Trying to get to the bottom of what led to the financial crisis... the top dogs of the big three credit rating companies are expected before a congressional hearing Wednesday.

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Powder-Laced Letters Sent To Banks In 9 Cities

Posted: 10/22/2008 - More than 30 letters containing a suspicious powder were mailed to Chase bank branches and federal banking regulators' offices in nine cities, authorities said Tuesday in what was being investigated as a first, if extreme, public backlash over the nation's financial crisis.

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Fed Announces New Plan To Help Money Market Funds

Posted: 10/22/2008 - First, it was the banks. Now the Federal Reserve has come to the aid of money market funds as the government seeks to break the credit logjam that threatens the global economy.

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China's Economy Feels Chill From Global Crisis

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The laid-off factory workers and slumping car sales indicated China's booming economy was not immune to the global meltdown. New figures confirm it: China's economy is still growing, but at the slowest pace in five years.

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