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  • A flag hangs on the wall of the JP Morgan company stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York July 15, 2010

    JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bank of America Corp were hit with new lawsuits by investors claiming losses on $4.5 billion of soured mortgage debt, adding to litigation targeting the two largest U.S. banks.

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    30 Sep 11
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    Story and photo by Gordy Jones, September 30, 2011 I was trying to make it to the end of the season without losing what’s left of my mind. It seems as if I’ve spent an …

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    30 Sep 11
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    When Trevor Plouffe drove home Denard Span to beat the Royals 1-0 in the season finale at Target Field, the Twins emptied the dugout as if they had just won a playoff series. In a …

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    30 Sep 11
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    The Vikings are counting on Adrian Peterson’s bruised calf holding up for four quarters and helping the team avoid falling to 0-4 for the fourth time in franchise history when it travels to Kansas City …

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    30 Sep 11
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    RHP Joe Nathan picked up a handful of dirt from the Target Field mound following the season-ending victory over Kansas City, just as he did after the Twins’ final game at the Metrodome in 2009. …

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    30 Sep 11
  • Turkish morgue is equipped for the living

    Officials in a city in rural eastern Turkey, responding to an ancient local fear of being buried alive, have equipped the local morgue with the latest gadgetry in case any of the bodies stored there have been declared dead by mistake.

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    30 Sep 11
  • Insurance broker launches pizza parlor policy

    In the specialized world of insurance, this one takes the cake — or perhaps the pie — a new policy called “SLICE” specifically designed to protect the owners of pizza parlors.

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    30 Sep 11
  • Shanghai's new financial district skyline is seen from the opposite side of Huang Pu river, which is under re-construction as part of a city facelift for the upcoming 2010 World Expo, in Shanghai July 1, 2009

    Flashed on the side of a building here in Shanghai’s historic Bund district, an image shows a giant ship named “Hony,” setting sail from China, traveling past the Statue of Liberty, past Big Ben, and bringing home crates of golden coins.

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    30 Sep 11