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Stocks tumble after government bailout of AIG, Dow down 449

Updated: 09/23/2011 - Wall Street has plunged again as investors grow increasingly fearful about more turmoil in the financial system even after the government's bailout of insurer American International Group Inc. According to preliminary figures, the Dow fell 449 points to 10,609. The S&P 500 dropped 57 points to 1,156. And the Nasdaq composite fell 109 points to 2,098.

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Iraqi PM: Obstacles remain to US security deal

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Iraq's prime minister says obstacles remain in negotiations with the U.S. over a security agreement that will determine the future of American forces in Iraq.

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Diebold says NYSE listing extended

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Diebold Inc. says it has been given more time to fulfill requirements to maintain its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Detroit auto execs ask Pelosi to fund loan program

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The top executives of Detroit's auto industry are asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to fund a $25 billion loan program to help the companies modernize their plants and build more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Nebraska foreclosure rate up in August

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The number of Nebraska homes involved in foreclosure jumped nearly 39 percent in August compared to the previous year.

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Leahy: Suspect had help in anthrax attacks

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks.

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White House defends takeover of AIG

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The White House is not using President Bush's standard line about the economy: that its "fundamentals are strong."

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Alaska counts final ballots in US House primary

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Elections officials in Alaska say they'll soon have the final results for a close Republican primary battle over the state's only seat in the House of Representatives.

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Gates expresses concern about air-power use

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Pentagon is "very concerned" about the procedures for using air power in Afghanistan, after recent U.S. airstrikes blamed for scores of civilian deaths.

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Parents charged in toddler's death

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Connecticut state police have arrested the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died last month after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found in the family's home.

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16 dead in car bomb, ambush at US Embassy in Yemen

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Six attackers and ten of their victims are dead after an attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen. No Americans were hurt in what officials say was an attempt to breach the compound walls.

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Fannie, Freddie collapse could help borrowers

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A top government regulator says the takeover of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should provide an opportunity to modify more home loans for troubled borrowers.

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Truck crash scatters nickels all over I-95 in Fla.

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Florida Highway Patrol has closed part of Interstate 95 after a truck carrying $187,000 worth of nickels crashed and scattered coins across the road, killing one person.

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Feds arrest 175 in bust of Mexican drug cartel

Posted: 09/17/2008 - U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says officials have dealt a substantial blow to an extremely violent Mexican drug cartel with 175 arrests in the U.S. and Italy.

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