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US urges NKorea not to restart nuclear reactor

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The United States says North Korea must make a choice about whether it wants to have a better relationship with the world or "keep themselves isolated."

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Ky. gov. calls on president for disaster relief

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear is calling on President Bush to open the way for federal disaster relief to help pay for damages caused by hurricane-force winds that battered Kentucky on Sunday.

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Treasury, Fed move to strengthen money market funds

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve have come up with separate actions designed to shore up the nation's 2 trillion dollars of assets in money market funds.

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Stocks hold gains as Paulson speaks about plan

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Wall Street is holding on to most of its gains after Treasury Secretary Paulson addressed the nation about a plan to relieve banks of their bad debts and restore the credit markets to health.

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Paulson: Fannie, Freddie to buy more mortgages

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will step up their purchases of mortgage-backed securities to help provide support to the crippled housing market.

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No rise in monthly Medicare premiums for 2009

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The government says monthly Medicare premiums will hold steady at $96.40 next year. It's the first time since 2000 that the charge for health coverage is not increasing.

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Multiple quick fixes tried for US financial crisis

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the bold approach needed to take troubled assets off the books of financial organizations will be expensive but doing nothing would cost far more.

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Todd: Economic downturn can't stall UK's goal

Posted: 09/18/2008 - University of Kentucky president Lee Todd says the state's flagship institution needs to continue with its top 20 business plan despite tough economic times.

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AP Source: US weighing financial crisis plans

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The government is weighing a number of options to ease one of the worst financial crisis that has hit this country in decades, according to a person with knowledge of the talks.

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49 platforms destroyed by Ike

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Interior Department says at least 49 offshore oil or natural gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were destroyed by Hurricane Ike, and some may not be rebuilt.

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US to help solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The United States will work harder to help settle a 20-year territorial conflict between the ex-Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia, a U.S. diplomat said Thursday.

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Banks, Wall Street firms borrow more from Fed

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Banks and Wall Street firms ramped up borrowing from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending facility over the past week, a fresh sign of the credit stresses plaguing the country.

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NJ Assembly speaker pushes economic summit idea

Posted: 09/18/2008 - New Jersey Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts Jr. is pushing for lawmakers to hold an emergency economic summit to weigh what can be done to help Garden State residents affected by the crisis on Wall Street.

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