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TD Ameritrade Settles Securities Investigation

Posted: 07/20/2009 - TD Ameritrade has agreed to repurchase $456 million in auction-rate securities from investors as part of a settlement with the New York state attorney general.

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Wyeth Shareholders Vote To Be Acquired By Pfizer

Posted: 07/20/2009 - More than 98% of Wyeth stockholders voted to approve the $68 billion acquisition. The deal will solidify Pfizer's position as the top-selling drug maker in the world.

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Stocks Open Higher

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Stocks are rising as investors are reassured by reports that commercial lender CIT Group has a deal with key bondholders that will help it avoid bankruptcy.

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Kansas Adjutant General To Visit Armenia

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The head of the Kansas National Guard will be traveling in Armenia this week to review the Guard's partnership with the eastern European nation.

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Discount Air Carrier JetAmerica Folds

Posted: 07/17/2009 - JetAmerica, a fledgling discount airline that garnered attention with $9 promotional fares, has folded without ever getting off the ground.

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Yahoo Rallies On Renewed Hopes For Microsoft Deal

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Yahoo Inc. shares rose 4 percent Friday amid speculation it will team up with Microsoft Corp. in an online search advertising partnership aimed at mounting a more serious challenge to Google Inc.

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Goodyear Will Shut Down Philippines Plant

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to close its tire plant in the Philippines by Sept. 30 as it trims production capacity. About 500 jobs will be eliminated.

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Feds: Learjet Should Change Design After SC Crash

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Federal regulators say changes should be made to the type of plane that ran off the end of a South Carolina runway last fall, killing four and injuring celebrity DJ AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

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AP Source: Unions OK Drop Of 'Card Check' In Bill

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Labor leaders and Senate Democrats are nearing a deal on a union organizing bill that would allow employers to still demand secret ballot elections before having to recognize a union.

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June Housing Construction Rises Unexpectedly

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Construction of new U.S. homes rose in June to the highest level in seven months, a sign builders are starting to regain confidence as they emerge from the housing bust.

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No-Bid Contracts Mean Higher Costs

Posted: 07/17/2009 - An AP analysis shows the Defense Department frequently awards no-bid work to small contractors under the new economic stimulus law, costing more than competitive bidding would.

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Geithner Cites "Durable" Signs Of Stability, Recovery

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he's seeing "durable, very important signs" of recovery in the financial system. At the same time, he's warning against repeating the mistakes of the 1930s and withdrawing stimulus too soon.

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McGraw-Hill Cuts 550 Jobs, 2.5% Of Work Force

Posted: 07/16/2009 - McGraw-Hill Cos., hit by declines in its education, financial services and media properties, said Thursday it has cut 550 jobs, or roughly 2.5% of its work force.

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