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  • 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
  • The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont, California September 20, 2011

    An Obama administration appointee at the Energy Department pressed White House analysts to sign off on a $535 million loan to Solyndra even though his wife worked for the failed solar panel maker’s law firm.

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    08 Oct 11
  • German fashion designer makes clothes from milk

    A young fashion designer from the German city of Hanover is revolutionizing high fashion by designing clothes with a staple she can find in her fridge — milk.

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    07 Oct 11
  • With 24 high-tech fingers, Japan robot washes hair

    It may look like a glorified salon chair, but a new Japanese hair-washing robot replicates the dexterous touch of a human hand to care for the locks of the elderly and the infirm.

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    07 Oct 11
  • High-School-Results-220x145

    Volleyball Results:New Ulm 3 St Peter 2,Fairmont 3 Waseca 0,MVL 3 Cathedral 0,Wabasso 3 Cedar Mt/Comfrey 0,Nicollet 3 Truman 0,LCWM 3 Alden/Conger 1,MLGHEC 3 Madelia 1,Martin County west 3 Lecenter 1,Maple River 3 St Clair …

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    07 Oct 11
  • France's far right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen reacts at the end of the summer meeting of the National Front (FN) in Nice, southeastern France, September 11, 2011

    Amneville, a town in the Moselle region of northeastern France, does not look like a fault-line in the euro zone. The smell of grilled chicken wafts over the marketplace on a recent Saturday morning, the CD vendor plays German oom-pah music, and the sky behind the ochre clock tower is a steely blue.

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    07 Oct 11
  • The Latest – October 7, 2011

    Here is the latest sports news: The Lynx look for their first title. The Wild opens the season tomorrow. The Gophers and Vikings will try to get on track this weekend. Lynx Looks To Close …

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    07 Oct 11
  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 4, 2011.

    Stock index futures eased on Friday after a three-day Wall Street rally as investors awaited a closely watched monthly report on employment, which is expected to show moderate gains after last month’s flat reading.

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    07 Oct 11