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Economy. Foreclosures surge "Home foreclosure filings surged 57 percent in the 12 month-period ended in March and bank repossessions soared 129 percent from a year ago, as homeowners struggled to make mortgage payments," Retailing Chains Caught in a Wave of Bankruptcies "The consumer spending slump and tightening credit markets are unleashing a widening wave of bankruptcies in American ...

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Compassion Forum. Democrats Wrangle Over Words and Beliefs "A candidate forum devoted to issues of faith and justice became another flash point for Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to spar in their intensifying nominating fight," Clinton, Obama discuss ...

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Iraq-US troops. Bush Backs Petraeus on Indefinite Suspension of Troop Pullout in Iraq "President Bush ordered an indefinite suspension of troop withdrawals from Iraq this summer but promised that the war "is not endless" Bush Signals No Further Reduction of Troops in ...

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Iraq-military. Bush to Cut Army Tours to 12 Months "President Bush plans to announce that he will cut Army combat tours in Iraq from 15 months to 12 months, returning rotations to where they were before last year's troop buildup in an effort to alleviate the tremendous stress on the military,"

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Iraq-Congress. A Plea From Petraeus "Army Gen. David H. Petraeus returned to Congress yesterday seeking more time to consolidate security gains in Iraq by halting withdrawals of U.S. forces this summer," Petraeus Urges Halt in Weighing New Cut in ...

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Iraq-US. Congress To Hear Of Gains In Iraq "In a reprise of their testimony last September, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker plan to tell Congress that security has improved in Iraq and that the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has taken steps toward political reconciliation and economic stability." Few see ...

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Unemployment. March data show sharpest job losses in 5 years "With the government reporting the third straight month of job losses and wages lagging behind inflation, the problems that originally centered on housing and financial markets now appear to have spread through almost every segment of the economy." Democrats Call for New Aid Package as ...

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Economy. Economy sheds 80,000 jobs in March "The employers cut payrolls for a third month in a row in March, slashing 80,000 jobs for the biggest monthly job decline in five years as the economy headed into a downturn," Surge in jobless claims stokes fears about recession "In another scary sign for the sluggish U.S. economy, the Labor ...

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AIDS Funding. Bush AIDS initiative gets bipartisan renewal "A bipartisan coalition in the House voted to significantly expand a popular program aimed at combating HIV and AIDS around the world, renewing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief by authorizing $50 billion -- $20 billion more than the White House requested -- over five years."

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Housing foreclosures. Senate ready to help stem tide of foreclosures "Under pressure to help Main Street after the government saved a Wall Street firm from bankruptcy, senators ended weeks of partisan stalemate and agreed to try to quickly pass legislation that could help some homeowners avoid foreclosure."

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