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Economy Oct 06Stocks Drop Over Continuing Credit Fears
U.S. stocks fell more than 6 percent Monday morning and the Dow Jones industrial average fell below 10,000 for the first time since October 2004.
Science Oct 06European Scientists Share Nobel Prize for Medicine
Three European scientists will share this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine, for identifying two deadly sexually transmitted viruses, the Nobel committee announced Monday.
Economy Oct 03House Passes $700 Billion Financial Bailout Bill
The House of Representatives passed hotly-debated legislation Friday to bail out the troubled financial industry by a 263-171 vote, agreeing to the Senate bill that passed on Tuesday and sending it to the White House for President Bush's signature.
Economy Oct 03Employers Slash 159,000 Jobs in September
Employers cut payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, the Labor Department reported Friday, raising new fears that the economy has lost its footing and is sliding into a recession.
Economy Oct 03Wachovia Spurns Citibank, Will Be Acquired by Wells Fargo
Wachovia Corp. changed course on a buyout deal Friday, agreeing to be acquired by Wells Fargo & Co. in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal, reversing an earlier agreement to be acquired by Citigroup.
Economy Oct 02House Leaders Count Votes, Target GOP Holdouts in Attempt to Pass Rescue Package
The Treasury Department's plan to buy bad mortgage-related securities returns to the House Friday, as lawmakers lobby their own party members and hope tax cuts and financial rule changes will convince holdout Republicans to vote yes.
Politics Oct 02Judge Rejects Call to End Stevens Corruption Trial
Hours after angrily chiding federal prosecutors for an evidence-withholding mistake, a federal judge in Washington rejected a request on behalf of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens to dismiss corruption charges or declare a mistrial Thursday afternoon.
Nation Oct 02Suicide Bombers Attack Two Baghdad Mosques
Two suicide bombers detonated explosives near two mosques in Baghdad as Shiite worshippers were celebrating the end of Ramadan, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 50, said police.
Economy Oct 02Reports: High Unemployment, Low Manufacturing
Stocks dropped early in trading Thursday after the government reported that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seven-year high and that orders for manufactured goods dropped by 4 percent in August.
Economy Oct 01Senate Approves Massive Financial Rescue Plan; House May Vote Friday
With bipartisan support, the Senate easily approved a massive federal rescue plan aimed at stabilizing the economy and freeing up the crippled credit market Wednesday night. The vote was 74-25.