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Retail sales post biggest jump in six months - Houston Chronicle

June 12th, 2008, 19:50

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WASHINGTON ? Retail sales jumped by the largest amount in six months in May as 57 million economic stimulus payments helped offset other economic troubles. The Commerce Department reported today that retail sales rose 1 percent last month, the biggest increase since November. A wide variety of more info

WASHINGTON : Silver dental fillings contain mercury, and the U.S. government for the first time is warning that they may pose a safety concern for pregnant women and young children. The Food and Drug Administration posted the precaution on its Web site earlier this month, to settle a lawsuit more info

Sen. John McCain and his aides have gone out of their way to praise Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in recent days, and by the end of the week his most prominent female supporter, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, will embark on a female-focused speaking tour in Ohio and Pennsylvania more info

Rockwell Collins Inc ( COL ) Stock Quote , Chart , News , Add to Watchlist NEW YORK (AP) - Aerospace and defense stocks climbed in midday trading Thursday as the price of oil fell. Light, sweet crude for July delivery fell $4.38 to $132 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, continuing a more info

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip : A powerful explosion flattened a house in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing seven people, including an infant girl and a Hamas official. After blaming Israel and unleashing a barrage of rockets and mortars, Hamas indicated the blast was accidental, not an Israeli more info

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