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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2010, file photo, South Carolina fans cheer before the start of an NCAA college football game against Alabama at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Game Day in the SEC is big business. Kickoff means devoted fans spending millions on hotels, parking, clothing, food and drink around the SEC _ an obsession in nine states and one that is nearly unrivaled in five of those where there's no major professional competition. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

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Liverpool's soccer club Chairman Martin Broughton arrives at the High Court in London, Tuesday, Oct.12, 2010. The battle for control of Liverpool went to court with a bank trying to force through the sale of the club to the owners of the Boston Red Sox over the objection of the current American owners. Royal Bank of Scotland, which holds the bulk of Liverpool's debt, is seeking a court order preventing co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. from removing two of the three rival board members supporting a 300 million-pound ($476 million) sale to the Boston group.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Jimmy Tingle, making Meryl Streep laugh at Harvard's May commencement, says it's hard to satirize an "underdog" president. (Associated Press)

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The home at 1435 Waterfront Road in Reston's Newport Shores development is on the market for $925,000. The five-bedroom, four-bath house was built in 1995.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, called the decision to lift the oil-drilling ban "a good start," but wants to get the entire industry back to work.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS BACK TO WORK? The Nobel Frontier Driller, an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, may be used again with the moratorium lifted.

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Christopher Pissarides (shown), along with Dale Mortensen and Peter Diamond, developed a tool that is used as to estimate how unemployment benefits, interest rates and other factors can affect the labor market. (Bloomberg)

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President Barack Obama, left, speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at the White House in Washington. With Obama are from left to right, former Secretaries of Transportation Samuel Skinner, Norman Mineta and Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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** FILE ** In this March 14, 2006, file photo, the Wal-Mart store in Princeton, N.J., is seen. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest private employer, plans to end automatic profit-sharing contributions for its employees in a revamp of its benefits package that it says will give workers more chance to share in its financial success. (AP Photo/Jose F. Moreno, File)

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Nigerian Finance Minister Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga, chairman of the IMF World Bank 2010 Annual Meetings, bottom center, delivers his opening remarks to the IMF World Bank 2010 Annual Meetings' plenary session in Washington on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, top left, World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick, top right, and others, look on. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Bank of America Corp., the nation's largest bank, said Friday it would stop sales of foreclosed homes in all 50 states as it reviews potential flaws in foreclosure documents. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2007 file photo, rapper Beanie Sigel enters court in Philadelphia. Sigel is facing criminal charges for alleged tax fraud. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say the entertainer born Dwight Grant made $1.5 million from 2002 to 2004, but filed no tax returns. The tax charges come in a federal information filed Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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CURRENCY EVENTS: World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick rallied for more international cooperation. (Bloomberg)

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"Today, we face currency tensions. Tensions can lead to trouble if not properly managed," said World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick, who was a top U.S. trade official in the George W. Bush administration, after the opening news conference for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Washington. (Associated Press)

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A corn borer ruins an ear of corn. A study in the journal Science says corn genetically engineered to resist corn borers protects natural corn planted nearby simply by reducing the corn borer population in the area. The Bt corn is engineered to produce a toxin that's harmless to livestock and humans. (Associated Press)

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European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet listens to questions during a media conference on the sidelines of an EU Asia summit in Brussels on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. The 16 nations that use the euro are urging China to let the value of its currency rise to help stimulate global economic growth. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Fatou Kamara takes a break at Fatou-Fatou Garage, the shop she owns with her cousin. They repair about 10 cars a week. (Associated Press)

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Consumers line up outside a Best Buy store in Glendale, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, for the midnight release of Microsoft Game Studios' Xbox 360 "Halo: Reach" videogame. Sales of electronics were up 4.7 percent in September, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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Michel Faulkner is picking up major endorsements in his bid to unseat Rep. Charles B. Rangel. (Faulkner campaign)