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Commentary: Barack Obama, icy cool under fire - CNN

October 17th, 2008, 15:17

By @ October 17th, 2008, 15:17 in General

Editor's note: Ruben Navarrette is a nationally syndicated columnist and a member of the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read his column here Ruben Navarrette asks whether Obama's cool, calm demeanor will be a plus in negotiating with world leaders. SAN DIEGO, California (CNN

Profit takers send market lower -
WALL Street shares fell at today's opening as a weak report on US housing starts prompted profit-taking a day after a powerful rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 222.94 points (2.48 per cent) to 8756.32 in the first exchanges a day after a dramatic rebound lifted the blue-chip index more

Oil rises on expectation recession fears overblown - San Diego Union-Tribune
Oil prices rose to around $71 a barrel Friday from a 14-month low as investors bet fears that a severe global recession will devastate crude demand may be overblown. Oil has fallen by about half since reaching a record $147.27 on July 11. “I think the market has been way oversold,” said Gavin

Stocks head for lower open after data shows larger-than-expected drop in new home construction - Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (AP) _ Wall Street headed for a lower open Friday after the government said new home construction dropped by more than expected last month to the lowest pace since early 1991. Housing starts fell more than 6 percent in September to an annual rate of 817,000 units, the Commerce Department

Red Sox Rally From Seven-Run Deficit, Top Rays 8-7 (Update1) - Bloomberg
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- J.D. Drew and David Ortiz helped the Boston Red Sox to the biggest comeback by a Major League Baseball team facing postseason elimination. Trailing 7-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Red Sox rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 and close to 3-2 in the best-of-seven

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