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Stocks rise after storm damage is less than feared

August 29th, 2011 1:19 pm by Associated Press

Stocks rose sharply after fears that Tropical Storm Irene would cause widespread catastrophic damage subsided along with the storm. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 220 points in afternoon trading Monday.Irene raked the East Coast and caused widesp

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High tide for Brazilian yacht market

August 29th, 2011 3:33 am by Associated Press

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Drought, high demand makes hay hard to find

August 29th, 2011 3:17 am by Associated Press

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After four weeks of losses, stocks rise. Can it last?

August 28th, 2011 8:55 pm by Staff Report

NEW YORK Maybe Warren Buffett can strike a deal to buy the entire stock market, too.

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As hurricane approaches, some stores close but New Yorkers continue to shop

August 27th, 2011 7:46 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK Many stores in New York were closed on Saturday as Hurricane Irene neared, with some posting comical signs like "Blame the weatherman. Not us" and "Evidently 'The Show Must Go On!' means nothing to Irene." But New York's shopping districts still

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IMF chief urges U.S. policymakers to help economy

August 27th, 2011 6:48 pm by Associated Press

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming The new head of the International Monetary Fund urged U.S. policymakers to take more aggressive steps to stimulate the economy and ease the housing crisis.

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Airlines cancel nearly 5,000 flights because of Hurricane Irene

August 27th, 2011 6:11 am by Associated Press

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, U.S. air carriers have canceled nearly 5,000 flights this weekend and warned that several major airports in New York and Washington could shut down entirely to guard against the storm's destructive forc

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