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  • A man walks in the hall of the Chengdu East Railway Station in Chengdu, Sichuan province February 10, 2011.

    When China announced a nearly $600 billion package to ward off the 2008 global financial crisis, city planners across the country happily embarked on a frenzy of infrastructure projects, some of them of arguable need.

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    10 Oct 11
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    The Vikings crushed a weak Arizona Cardinals team at home, but their ability to sustain their winning ways will be seriously tested by a four-game stretch that begins in Chicago in prime time on Sunday …

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    10 Oct 11
  • A boy walks past the logo of Belgian-French financial services group Dexia in Brussels in this October 9, 2011 file photo. Belgium will buy the Belgian banking business of Dexia for 4 billion euros ($5.4 billion) and provide the bulk of guarantees to cover leftover assets of the parent group, the Belgian government said on October 10, 2011

    Franco-Belgian bank Dexia agreed early on Monday to the nationalization of its Belgian banking division and secured 90 billion euros ($121 billion) in state guarantees in a rescue that could pressure other euro zone governments to strengthen their banks.

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    10 Oct 11
  • A protester holds a sign during an ''Occupy Wall Street'' rally in New York's Washington Square October 8, 2011

    Growing protests targeting Wall Street and U.S. economic inequality spawned heated rhetoric among politicians on Sunday as organizers planned more demonstrations this week.

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    10 Oct 11
  • Sport Headlines for 10/8/11

    Football Results:
    Waseca 48 New Ulm 13,
    Blue Earth 21 St Peter 0,
    Fairmont 65 St James 13,

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    08 Oct 11
  • Friday’s Results

    Paul Casey fired a seven-under-par 64 on Friday to take a two-shot lead at the Frys.com Open. Casey finished the first two rounds at eight-under 134. Bud Cauley is in second place at minus-seven.

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    08 Oct 11
  • "These crimes are getting more sophisticated and thieves have amazing knowledge of how to use technology,"

    Police said on Friday they eavesdropped on thieves speaking Russian, Mandarin and Arabic to make the biggest identity theft bust of its kind in U.S. history against a $13 million crime ring specializing mainly in selling Apple electronics overseas.

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    08 Oct 11
  • People walk past one of the main offices of the Portuguese bank Millennium BCP in Lisbon July 21, 2010.

    Debt rating agencies had the knives out for some of Europe’s weakened banks on Friday, highlighting the pressure for decisive government action in support for the industry.

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    08 Oct 11