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Economy Jan 26Drug Giant Pfizer to Acquire Wyeth in $68 Billion Deal
The world's largest drug maker, Pfizer Inc., announced Monday it is acquiring rival company Wyeth for about $68 billion, in the largest pharmaceutical sector takeover since 2000.
Science Jan 23Environmental Groups Weigh Impact of Obama ‘Midnight Rules’ Freeze
On his first day in office, President Obama ordered a freeze on all pending federal rules put forward by the Bush administration during its final days -- including several controversial environmental regulations.
Nation Jan 23Rwanda Arrests Congo Rebel Leader Nkunda
Rwandan authorities arrested Congolese Tutsi rebel leader Laurent Nkunda during a joint anti-rebel operation that marked a new era of cooperation between the two African nations.
Politics Jan 23Obama Targets February to Pass Stimulus Plan
President Barack Obama said Friday that he expected Congress to approve a proposed $825 million economic stimulus package by mid-February, setting up the first big test of his promise to set a new tone of bipartisanship in Washington.
Politics Jan 23N.Y. Governor to Name Gillibrand to Fill Vacant Senate Seat
Gov. David Paterson plans to announce his choice of Democratic Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to take the New York's open U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor told the Associated Press early Friday.
Politics Jan 22Mitchell, Holbrooke Named as Diplomatic Envoys
Hours after ordering the closure of the Guantanamo prison within a year, President Barack Obama Thursday named veteran troubleshooters as special envoys to the Middle East and Afghanistan as he moves to repair America's tarnished image abroad.
Politics Jan 22President Orders Guantanamo Prison Closed
In his second full day in office, President Barack Obama signed a series of executive orders Thursday morning to close the Guantanamo detention center within a year, ban the harshest interrogation methods and review military war crimes trials.
Science Jan 22New Study Shows Warming Trend in Antarctica
Antarctica, a part of the world that researchers had previously believed was bucking the trend of global warming, is getting warmer after all, according to a newly released study.
Economy Jan 22Microsoft Cuts 5,000 Jobs As New Unemployment Claims Rise
In another sign of how bad the economy is getting for even the biggest companies, Microsoft Corp. announced Thursday that it is cutting 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months.
Politics Jan 21Hours After Inauguration, Obama Orders Halt in Guantanamo Trials
Just hours after taking office, President Barack Obama ordered military prosecutors to halt all pending cases in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals for 120 days, a clear shift from the policies of the Bush administration.