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Airline Antitrust Deal Seen Boosting Competition At Airports

After a settlement Tuesday with the Justice Department, American Airlines and US Airways are now free to combine and create the world's largest airline. But, as a condition, they must make room for low-cost competitors at seven airports.
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Obama Taps Treasury's Bailout Lawyer To Lead Derivatives Watchdog

Timothy Massad is nominated to head the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. He would replace Gary Gensler, whose four-year tenure was marred by questions of his professional ties to Jon Corzine and the downfall of MF Global.
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A Week After Polls Closed, Va. AG Race Still Too Close To Call

Discouraged by the Republican candidate for governor's showing in the polls, GOP donors begin pouring money into the Virginia attorney general race. Now, that contest is showing a 117 vote margin with Democrat Mark Herring ahead, though there have been several lead changes as provisional ballots have been tallied.
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Ethanol Is Center Stage In Fight Over American Fuel Tanks

Two large industries — agriculture and oil — are fighting a pitched battle over access to your car's fuel tank. Americans are buying less gasoline, but a federal law requires the country to include an increasing amount of corn-based ethanol in the country's fuel supply. Facing billions of dollars in lost sales, the oil industry wants the government to reverse course on ethanol.
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One World Trade Center Now, Officially, The Tallest U.S. Building

New York City has the tallest skyscraper in the country again. One World Trade Center will officially take that title away from the Willis Tower in Chicago when it opens next year. The Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat made the announcement Tuesday.
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Close, Closer, Closest: A Guide To Election Photo Finishes

Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring leads Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain by a mere 117 votes in the Virginia attorney general's election. If it remains that close after a recount, the race will rank as one of the closest statewide contests in modern history.
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Medicaid Questions Slow Insurance Purchases On Colorado Exchange

The heat is on officials with Colorado's health exchange to make its website work better. Exchange officials are feeling pressure to explain why consumers have to fill out a detailed Medicaid eligibility form before signing up for private insurance online.
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How About A Coke? Warhol Painting Up For Grabs

Artist Andy Warhol's iconic black-and-white painting of a Coke bottle hits the auction block at Christie's on Tuesday. It is expected to sell for more than $40 million.
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Larry Flynt Seeks To Block Execution Of Man Who Shot Him

Joseph Paul Franklin, who shot the porn publisher in 1978, is scheduled to die Nov. 20 in Missouri. Flynt is seeking to block the execution through legal and public relations means.
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Nigerian Pirates Free Kidnapped U.S. Mariners

The captain and engineer from the U.S.-flagged C-Retriever, a 222-foot offshore resupply, were abducted on Oct. 23 when gunman boarded the vessel.

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