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Senior administration official says Obama weighing new levy on banks

January 11th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is weighing a levy on financial institutions to help recover shortfalls in a $700 billion bank bailout fund and to help balance a budget that is looking increasingly grim amid an ongoing economic crisis.

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Toxic metal in children's jewelry from China

January 10th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Barred from using lead in children's jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting the more dangerous heavy metal cadmium in sparkling charm bracelets and shiny pendants being sold throughout the United

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Region's ski areas not hit by recession

January 9th, 2010 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling, Johnson City Press

BANNER ELK, N.C. Ski patrolman Kyle Hassler won't fib: when the recession hit, he wondered if the local ski areas that are home to his beloved winter pastime would struggle to make it through.

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