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NC soldier expected in court

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A Fort Bragg soldier accused of murder in the death of the soldier pregnant with his child is expected in court.

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Somber procession planned for new Minneapolis span

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A slow, somber procession of motorists across the Mississippi River Thursday will mark the opening of the new bridge replacing one that collapsed last year, killing 13 people.

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Sheetz says its fuel shortages could last days

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Sheetz convenience store chain says it could be several days before some of its outlets are restocked with gasoline after a supply disruption caused by Hurricane Ike.

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BREAKING: Dow closes down more than 500 points

Updated: 09/16/2008 - The stock market has suffered one of its worst days in years as investors reacted to a stunning reshaping of the landscape of Wall Street that took out two storied names: Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co.

The Dow Jones industrials are down more than 504 points, their sixth-largest point drop ever and their worst showing since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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What's left of Ike leaves a mess

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Two million homes and businesses in Ohio and more than 300,000 in three other states are without power. Hurricane Ike and its remnants are being blamed for heavy rains, high winds and flash flooding. At least 34 people have died, from Texas to New York.

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Feds to offer housing relief to disaster victims

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The federal government will offer a three month moratorium on mortgage foreclosures that are insured by the Federal Housing Authority to residents living in Texas and Louisiana disaster areas.

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NC Coast Guard ship provides hurricane relief

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The North Carolina-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence coordinated relief efforts in Haiti and the Bahamas after Hurricanes Hanna and Ike caused massive damage, destroyed homes, and left thousands with little food and water.

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Oil closes below $100 for first time in 6 months

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Oil prices have closed below $100 a barrel for the first time in six months, tumbling more than $5 after the demise of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and the sale of Merrill Lynch & Co. fed worries about the U.S. economy and sparked another dramatic sell-off.

Also on Wall Street, Dow Jones industrials are down 400 as the market reacts to Lehman's demise, and the purchase of Merrill Lynch.

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Duke's business school to announce expansion plan

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Duke University's business school will announce an expansion plan that will establish a network of campuses around the world to conduct research and deliver programs.

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Recovery snags in Houston

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Houston's recovery from Ike is slow going, and tempers are starting to fray among the estimated thousands of people packed into shelters.

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Exxon Mobil donates $5 million to hurricane relief

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Exxon Mobil Corp. is donating $5 million to Hurricane Ike relief efforts in communities along the Gulf Coast, where it has facilities including a giant refinery in Baytown.

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