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  • Pakistan's Musharraf Won't Lift Emergency Rule
    Pakistan's opposition wants President Pervez Musharraf to lift a week-old state of emergency. Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says emergency rule would make campaigning "difficult" in a promised election in January. Musharraf says the emergency decree is needed for a fair vote.
  • High Oil Prices Affect Many Products
    Oil prices are soaring to levels never anticipated – nearly $100 a barrel. The price of oil affects just about everything that is made, transported, eaten and sold in the United States. But the cost hasn't had the impact on the economy many analysts expected.
  • Venezuela's Chavez Attempts New City
    Awash in oil profits, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is attempting to build a city from scratch. The plan is to erect a municipality in a national park just outside Caracas and away from the pollution.
  • Talks Stall as Broadway Strike Presses into Day 3
    The stagehands' strike on Broadway shut down more than two dozen shows over the weekend. Producers say the union forces them to hire people who do little or no work at wages that can hover around $100,000 a year. Union representatives say they are willing to offer some concessions.
  • Merck Tries to Move Beyond Vioxx Debacle
    Merck agrees to pay nearly $5 billion to settle lawsuits from consumers contending the painkiller Vioxx caused heart attacks and strokes. The safety problems of Vioxx and the withdrawal of Vioxx from the market was a watershed event in regulating prescription drugs in the U.S.
  • Attitudes, PTSD Complicate Iraq Vet's Job Search
    When Steve Kraft returned to work after serving in Iraq, he had trouble concentrating. He didn't immediately realize it, but it was a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder. Now unemployed due to a corporate reorganization, Kraft is once again looking for work.
  • Mailer: Memories of a Literary Lion
    World War II veteran and author Norman Mailer, who died Saturday at 84, is remembered for his many enduring works. One shows Mailer in an unusually unguarded moment after hearing a roar while running on a dark road in Africa.
  • Asian Stocks Plunge on Worries over U.S. Economy
    Asian markets fall sharply as traders take a cue from renewed worries on Wall Street about a slowdown in the U.S. economy. Japan's Nikkei index dropped to a two-year low. Exporters in Japan also feel the pinch as the dollar loses value against the yen.
  • China Confirms Danger in Recalled Aqua Dots
    Chinese authorities confirm that the popular Aqua Dots toys are coated with an industrial chemical, which when ingested, can turn into gamma hydroxy butyrate, an illegal depressant sometimes called a "date-rape drug" that can cause seizures, comas or death. Millions of the toys were recalled.
  • Online Ads Increasingly Target Specific Users
    Online advertisers are increasingly able to target individual Internet users. So when several people surf sites like Yahoo.com at the same time, each one will probably see a different ad on the page.

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