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World market losses rattle US investors; Dow drops -

By germanifa01 - October 24th, 2008, 21:04, Category: General

NEW YORK - If ever a 300-point loss on Wall Street could be a good thing, it was Friday. U.S. stock traders started the day with a nervous eye on how far stocks would have to fall before triggering emergency trading halts. They ended the session relieved, even though the Dow Jones industrial average more info

BEIJING (AP) - Asian and European leaders are poised to call for the International Monetary Fund to play a critical role in aiding countries hardest-hit by the global financial meltdown. The IMF and other institutions should help stabilize the current crisis: That's according to the draft of a more info

HONOLULU - Barack Obama, briefly a grandson instead of a candidate, spent some quiet family time Friday with the ailing woman who helped raise him, while reporters, guards and gawkers waited outside her apartment building. The presidential candidate spent about an hour with 85-year-old Madelyn more info

ST. LOUIS - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin testified for two hours Friday in an abuse-of-power investigation that has been a distraction to her Republican vice-presidential campaign. Palin's leadership was questioned this month in a stinging but largely toothless legislative report that found she violated more info