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Ravens quarterback McNair retires after 13 seasons

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair, 35, is retiring from the NFL after a 13-year career in which he was named co-MVP and led the Tennessee Titans to the Super Bowl, AP reported. McNair guided the Ravens to a 13-3 record ...

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Pope celebrates Mass, praises America for hope

Pope Benedict XVI praised America as a land of opportunity and hope Thursday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his U.S. Pilgrimage. Tens of thousands of worshippers filled Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on a clear spring day ...

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Suicide bomber kills 50 at funeral in Iraq

A suicide bomber struck the funeral of two anti-al-Qaida Sunni tribesmen in a town north of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens, police said. The blast was the latest this week to break a period ...

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Gas prices hit new record

Retail gas prices pushed past a record high $3.40 a gallon Thursday, fulfilling expectations that they’ll keep climbing toward $4 as the summer driving season approaches, AP reported. Oil prices fluctuated after setting a record high overnight.

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Merrill Lynch reports loss, to cut 3,000 more jobs

Merrill Lynch & Co., the world’s largest brokerage, Thursday said it would cut another 3,000 jobs after more than $6.5 billion of fresh write-downs pushed it to a loss for the first quarter, AP reported. It marks its third straight ...

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Xerox revenues climb 13%; charge creates loss

A 54-cent litigation charge sent Xerox Corp. into red ink for the first quarter with a loss of 27 cents a share, the company reported Friday. Excluding charges, Xerox’s adjusted earnings per share were 27 cents, up from 24 cents ...

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BlueTie adds 2 million users

BlueTie Inc. made its biggest deal yet, adding more than 2 million users to its hosted e-mail and collaboration services. BlueTie announced the deal Wednesday with Internet company IAC Search & Media Inc. Through the agreement, BlueTie will provide e-mail ...

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Jobless rate unchanged in March

The Rochester area economy made little headway in March, with no change in the unemployment rate since February and flat year-over-year job growth. The jobless rate in the Rochester area was 5.7 percent last month, unchanged from February but up ...

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KeyCorp net income down 38%

KeyCorp reported first-quarter net income of $218 million, or 54 cents a share, down 38 percent from a year ago. Income for the Cleveland-based bank included a gain of $165 million, or 26 cents a share, from its relationship with ...

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CMAC announces summer lineup

Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Plant, Melissa Etheridge and the Allman Brothers are among the national performers lined up for 2008 Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center summer series. The Friends of Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center ...

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Hartmarx to make Dr. Martens line

Hartmarx Corp. will manufacture and sell casual apparel under the Dr. Martens brand. Hartmarx made the deal with the Dr. Martens worldwide license holders Airwair International Ltd. and R. Griggs Group Ltd., a leading shoe manufacturer in England. Hartmarx, the ...

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For Yankees fans, it looks like it will be a long, cold summer

Except for a few of you out there, this could be painful, especially in this part of the country. So sit down. Relax. Take a deep breath, maybe even take a tranquilizer or two. If fact, if I were sharing ...

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CMAC announces summer lineup

Sheryl Crow (left), Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Plant, Melissa Etheridge and the Allman Brothers are among the national performers lined up for 2008 Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center summer series.

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