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BP debt rating is cut as gulf oil leak costs mount

Moodys Investors Service and Fitch Ratings reduce their credit ratings for the oil giant, which estimates the cleanup and containment could cost it $3 billion.Some oil industry analysts say BP might have to sell assets to pay for efforts to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, including the drilling of a relief well, above, and clean up the mess. […]

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The raft drew beyond the middle of the river; the boys pointed her head right, and then lay on their oars. The river was not high, so there was not more than a two or three mile current. Hardly a word was said during the next three-quarters of an hour. Now the raft was passing before the distant town. Two […]

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Top 10 quirky science tricks for parties

Presently she stepped into the kitchen, and Sid, happy in his immunity, reached for the sugar-bowl

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New Video Shows Haiti Earthquake

The river was not high, so there was not more than a two or three mile current. Hardly a word was said during the next three-quarters of an hour. Now the raft was passing before the distant town. Two or three glimmering lights showed where it lay, peacefully sleeping, beyond the vague vast sweep of star-gemmed water, unconscious of the […]

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Few Hometown Heroes at a Hip-Hop Showcase

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – As hip-hop rites of passage go, the annual Summer Jam, hosted by the New York radio station Hot 97, is ostensibly an event of genre-wide significance, but really its an opportunity for local boosterism. Summer Jam is supposed to be a reminder not just of the importance of New York hip-hop but also of New York […]

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Obama To Make Reassuring Eye Contact With Every Last American

ROCKLAND, ME-In an attempt to convince an anxious populace that his legislative agenda is working and that everything is going to be all right, President Barack Obama embarked on a 50-state, 30,000-town tour Monday during which he plans to gaze assuredly into the eyes of each American citizen, one at a time. I know a lot of people out there […]

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Tom Cruises Career Reboot: Mission Possible?

ROCKLAND, ME-In an attempt to convince an anxious populace that his legislative agenda is working and that everything is going to be all right, President Barack Obama embarked on a 50-state, 30,000-town tour Monday during which he plans to gaze assuredly into the eyes of each American citizen, one at a time. It was hilarious. And for the first time […]

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Brad Pitts Psychic Speaks

Brad Pitt may have no use for religion, but his psychic tells Life & Style he is very spiritual and often seeks divine advice. Life & Styles press release follows: When super dad Brad Pitt has tough decisions to make, he turns to a surprising source–his psychic! Life & Style has learned that psychic Ron Bard has helped Brad through […]

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Songs That Rock the Boat, With Heart and Soul, Too

On the face of it, Frank Loesser, one of Broadway´s all-time great wielders of urban slang, and Karen Oberlin, a demure pop-jazz singer who radiates a subdued glamour, are not a natural fit. Had he lived in a later time, Loesser, who died in 1969, might have turned a Martin Scorsese movie like "Raging Bull" into a hard-boiled pop opera. […]

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A Debut, an Anniversary and a Springboard

An exuberant cacophony greeted audience members entering Riverside Church before a concert by the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra on Tuesday evening, as ensemble members sat onstage energetically rehearsing. Significant collective and individual preparation had clearly gone into their terrific concert, the orchestra´s New York debut appearance, celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding by Leonard Slatkin, the former music […]

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