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Watchdog: Top-secret clearances take too long

May 18th, 2007 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A congressional watchdog agency Thursday reported "quite disturbing" delays in granting top-secret clearance to workers on sensitive jobs undertaken for the government by private industry.

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Immigration compromise would grant legal status to millions

May 18th, 2007 12:00 am by JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

WASHINGTON - In a striking reach across party lines, the White House and key lawmakers agreed Thursday to reshape the nation's immigration laws and give millions of illegal immigrants legal status. At the same time, borders would be tightened.

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Lawmakers seek to put limits on OxyContin

May 18th, 2007 12:00 am by Associated Press

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Two Republican congressmen from Appalachia are asking the federal Food and Drug Administration to reclassify the painkiller OxyContin so that only people in severe pain can be prescribed the drug.

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South offering pardons for Jim Crow offenses

May 18th, 2007 12:00 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Lillie Mae Bradford is downright proud of her criminal record, but she wouldn't mind an official pardon.

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Bernanke says Fed looking at ways to prevent abusive mortgage lending practices

May 17th, 2007 11:51 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank is considering tougher rules to crack down on abusive practices by mortgage lenders. But he says the economy should escape without significant harm from the problems in the subprime

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U.S. economy to slow in coming months, gauge shows

May 17th, 2007 11:51 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - A gauge of future economic activity showed the U.S. economy will slow in coming months, reversing recent gains and suggesting higher gas prices and a sluggish construction industry are beginning to take their toll.

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Money Rates, May 18, 2007

May 17th, 2007 11:51 pm by Staff Report

NEW YORK - Money rates for Thursday.

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Amex, May 18, 2007

May 17th, 2007 11:51 pm by Staff Report

NEW YORK - Sales, 4 p.m. price and net change of the most active American Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than $1.

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NYSE, May 18, 2007

May 17th, 2007 11:51 pm by Staff Report

NEW YORK - Thursday's prices for NYSE listed most active stocks:

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Names in the News - May 18, 2007

May 17th, 2007 11:42 pm by Staff Report

LOS ANGELES - Paris Hilton won't appeal the 45-day jail term she was sentenced to earlier this month for violating probation, according to court documents filed Thursday.

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