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Obama and German Chancellor Merkel discuss wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, other issues - Newsday

July 24th, 2008, 15:32

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Geological Survey: 90B barrels of oil lie north of Arctic Circle - USA Today
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 90 billion barrels of oil and nearly a third of the world's undiscovered natural gas remain under an area north of the Arctic Circle, U.S. government scientists estimate, in the largest-ever survey of the area's energy potential. The area accounts for about a fifth of the

Obama Expresses "Unshakable Commitment" To Israel - US News and World Report
As he toured Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Sen. Barack Obama yesterday sought to reassure Israelis, and that nation's backers in the US, that he is committed to protecting their security. The AP reports Obama yesterday "professed 'an unshakable commitment to the security' of Israel

Flooding feared along U.S.-Mexico border from Dolly - Reuters Canada
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - After Hurricane Dolly unleashed a fury of damaging winds and wicked rain on the U.S.-Mexico coastline and diminished to a tropical storm, widespread flooding along the populous Rio Grande Valley became the top concern on Thursday. Dolly, the first hurricane of the 2008

Build-A-Bear expects to meet expectations in 2008 - Forbes
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., which sells customer-personalized stuffed animals, said Thursday it expects to meet the average of analyst expectations in fiscal 2008 amid a difficult environment. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial, on average, predict a profit of 68 cents per share for the year

House Helps Fannie and Freddie - BusinessWeek
The House dealt Fannie Mae ( FNM ) and Freddie Mac ( FRE ) a "Get Out of Jail Free" card on July 23, passing a bill that authorizes the Treasury Dept. to extend the mortgage-finance giants a lifeline without any of the conditions that the companies' critics had demanded. The bill now heads to the

Finding Bale's dark side - Chicago Sun-Times
'The Dark Knight'' star Christian Bale's alleged ''assault'' in London against his mother and sister is part of a long-simmering family feud. While the incident has uncovered stories about other examples of Bale being short-tempered on a number of film sets -- including three movies shot in Chicago

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