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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stocks climb after retail sales, Alcoa earnings - WJLA

Stocks climb after retail sales, Alcoa earnings - WJLA
NEW YORK - Investors moved into stocks after getting encouraging readings on two of the best gauges of the economy's health: consumer spending and corporate profits. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61 points Thursday after slipping the day

New jobless claims fall to 521K, lowest since Jan. - Louisville Courier-Journal
The number of newly laid-off workers filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest level since early January, as layoffs eased a bit amid a fledgling economic recovery. The fourth drop in new claims in five weeks is a sign the

Top 25 Preview Capsules - CBS Sports
Line: Florida by 8. Series Record: Florida leads 29-23-3. Last Meeting: 2008, Florida 52-17. What's at Stake For Florida, maintaining its spot atop the national rankings. For LSU, to prove it belonged in the top 5 all along. The Tigers have scraped

Florida Utility Company to Pay $25 Million for Blackout - New York Times
WASHINGTON — A Florida utility has agreed to pay a record $25 million penalty for causing a blackout that left nearly a million customers in the dark in February 2008. The next-largest penalty ever assessed for violating grid rules, $250,000, was

NV Supreme Court Reverses Woman's Conviction - KOLO TV Reno
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has reversed the 2007 murder conviction of a former Sparks woman who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 1974 beating death of her adopted son. In an unanimous opinion, justices say a lower

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