Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Eric Wagner US Hispanic Voters Favor Obama, But Turnout Will Be Key  Audio Clip Available
Hispanics compose fastest-growing ethnic minority in US, numbering more than 44 million people, but represent only about nine percent of total electorate

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain urges his supporters to Economy Remains Focus in Final Days of US Election Campaign  Audio Clip Available
Both candidates focused on a small group of states that hold key to victory on November 4

Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska leaves federal court in Washington on 27 Oct. 2008, after a guilty verdict was returned by the jury at his trial McCain, Palin Call On Convicted Senator to Step Down
Ted Stevens, 84, faces a maximum 35 years in prison following conviction on felony charges for lying about gifts he received

White House Spokeswoman Dana Perino, 23 Oct 2008 US Considers Auto Industry Bailout
White House spokeswoman says government has been in talks with GM, Ford, Chrysler and says companies may be eligible for help through $700 billion rescue package Congress passed earlier this month

Trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, 28 Oct. 2008 Global Stocks Gain Despite Dire US Economic Forecasts
Stock prices closed mostly higher in Europe and Asia and shares in New York posted strong gains for much of day, despite gloomy news about US consumer confidence

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