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Colombian President has swine flu – The Independent

August 31st, 2009 No comments

South American leaders who met the Colombian President, Alvaro Uribe, at a summit on Friday have been advised that he has swine flu. Mr Uribe, 57, began feeling ill at the meeting in Bariloche, Argentina. He was confirmed as having swine flu after …

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Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations – Drugs.com MedNews

August 31st, 2009 No comments

MONDAY, Aug. 31 — As clusters of H1N1 swine flu break out on US college campuses, school administrators are beefing up efforts to encourage students to ta.

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Will Climate Change be “Obama’s Waterloo”?

August 31st, 2009 No comments

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(Ridiculous) image via Radioactive Liberty Slate’s Christopher Beam thinks it could. While many pundits and politicians are wondering if health care reform will be “Obama’s Waterloo” (some of whom, including the man who coined the term, are determined to make it so), Beam says that the battle for climate legislation is more likely to take that dubious mantle….Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Icahn pares Yahoo stake with sale of 12.7M shares (USA Today)

August 31st, 2009 No comments

Carl Icahn, one of Yahoo’s largest stockholders, has sold 12.7 million shares to whittle his holdings in the slumping Internet company to a 4.5% stake.

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Carl Icahn pares Yahoo stake with sale of 12.7 million shares (San Jose Mercury News)

August 31st, 2009 No comments

Carl Icahn, one of Yahoo’s largest stockholders, has sold 12.7 million shares to whittle his holdings in the slumping Internet company to a 4.

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Icahn pares Yahoo stake with sale of 12.7M shares (AP via Yahoo! News)

August 31st, 2009 No comments

Financier Carl Icahn, one of Yahoo Inc.’s largest stockholders, has sold 12.7 million shares to whittle his holdings in the slumping Internet company down a percentage point to a 4.5 percent stake.

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Nation confronts looming swine-flu threat – Opelousas Daily World

August 31st, 2009 No comments

WASHINGTON — The alarm sounded with two sneezy children in California in April. Just five months later, the never-before-seen swine flu has become the world’s dominant strain of influenza, and it’s putting a shockingly younger face on flu. So, get …

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State suspects swine flu in death of Scottboro boy – Everything Alabama Blog

August 31st, 2009 No comments

SCOTTSBORO, AL – State health officials said an 11-year-old Scottsboro boy who died Monday morning was apparently the state’s third fatality from swine flu. “It is presumed that novel H1N1 influenza is the likely cause of death because of its …

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Sansa Clip+ could boost slotMusic and slotRadio

August 31st, 2009 No comments

SanDisk’s Clip+ looks like a much better deal for playing preloaded slotMusic and slotRadio cards than the dedicated players built for that purpose.

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Ottawa draws fire for axing cellphone rate calculator

August 31st, 2009 No comments

Industry Minister Tony Clement is taking fire for scrapping a taxpayer-funded online tool that would have helped consumers pick a cellphone plan, allegedly after being lobbied by the wireless industry.

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