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Last Set of Kagan's Documents to be Released

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's e-mails are about to go public as part of the Senate Judiciary Committee's preparations for her confirmation hearings in a little more than a week.

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Tighter Antitrust Rules for Meat Companies Proposed

Posted: 06/18/2010 - The Obama administration is proposing antitrust rules for meat companies that reflect a willingness to shift the balance of power between farmers and processors and to regulate an industry long-dominated by a handful of corporate giants.

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Secretary Clinton Urges Senate to Approve Arms Treaty

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is telling a Senate committee that a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia would strengthen U.S. efforts to control the illicit spread of nuclear materials.

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FL Jury Deliberating on Drywall Damages

Posted: 06/18/2010 - A jury in Florida is deliberating how much in damages to award in the nation's first trial of a Chinese drywall lawsuit.

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Army Reservist Shot at Fort Gillem

Updated: 06/18/2010 - Army officials are investigating the shooting death of an Army reservist at a military base south of Atlanta. Another reservist is in custody.

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Hayward Testifies on Oil Spill

Posted: 06/17/2010 - A leading House member is accusing BP CEO Tony Hayward of "stonewalling" and refusing to discuss questionable drilling practices that led up the catastrophic Gulf Coast oil spill.

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Seeking New Safety Standards for Window Blinds

Updated: 06/18/2010 - Consumer safety officials in the United States, Canada and Europe are calling for better safety standards for window blinds and shades after reports of scores of children strangling on cords.

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New Jobless Claims Jump

Posted: 06/17/2010 - The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that hiring remains weak.

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Mortgage Rates Creep Back Up

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages backed off from yearly lows this week, but still remain historically cheap.

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Group: Slow Growth Signaled for U.S. Economy

Posted: 06/17/2010 - A private research group says its gauge of future economic activity rose 0.4 percent in May, signaling slow growth in the U.S. economy in the summer and fall.

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Hayward Speaking to Congressional Committee on Oil Spill

Posted: 06/17/2010 - A leading House Republican has accused the White House of a "$20 billion shakedown" of oil giant BP by requiring the company to establish a huge fund to compensate those hurt by the Gulf Coast oil spill.

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Senate Approves Home Tax Credit Extension

Posted: 06/17/2010 - The Senate has approved a plan to give homebuyers an extra three months to finish qualifying for federal tax incentives that boosted home sales this spring.

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Chance to Get a Piece of Steinbeck's Archive

Posted: 06/17/2010 - A trove of letters and manuscripts from the New York City apartment of "Grapes of Wrath" author John Steinbeck is going on the auction block.

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New Disclosures Proposed for Target-Date Funds

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Federal regulators have proposed new disclosure rules for target-date retirement funds that would require them to spell out how they are investing the money and to warn about risks.

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Hayward Set to Testify on Oil Spill

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Posted: 06/17/2010 - The BP chairman's comment that the oil giant cares about "the small people" has received an icy reception from residents along the Gulf Coast.

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