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House approves anti-speculation measures

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The House has approved measures to curb speculation in oil and other commodity markets, ignoring a White House veto threat. Lawmakers said federal regulators now don't currently have the necessary tools or manpower to track trading abuses.

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Family, gov't say NY teen killed in Yemen attack

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The lone American killed in yesterday's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen was an 18-year-old high school senior who had gone overseas for an arranged marriage.

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Military leaders discuss maritime strategy

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Leaders from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are gathering in Durham for a conference to promote the importance of U.S. sea power.

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Kellogg acquires Australian cereal company

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. says it has acquired Specialty Cereals Pty. Ltd., a privately owned manufacturer of natural ready-to-eat cereals based in Sydney, Australia.

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Officials: NY state could lose 40,000 jobs, $3B

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Two state officials say a new projection shows Wall Street's meltdown will likely cost New York up to 40,000 jobs and $3 billion in tax revenues over the next two years.

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Feds to release new crane rules

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The federal government is to announce updated rules for cranes that for the first time will require crane operators across the nation to pass certification tests.

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Yankee Stadium deal criticized by lawmakers

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A congressional panel has taken tough swings at the New York Yankees and New York City government over a new stadium for the Yankees. But neither the team nor the city budged from their positions on the $1.3 billion structure.

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Court allows new hearing in death row case

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has allowed a death row inmate a hearing to determine whether he and his trial judge had a deal to avoid execution.

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