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Three local blood drives
January 4, 2010 – 3:28 am

Michigan residents can start out the New Year by giving the gift of life.

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New Year first celebrated in March – 4000 years ago
January 4, 2010 – 3:25 am

“Happy New Year!” will be said countless times over the next week or so, but did you know New Year’s Day was not always celebrated on January 1st?

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Quicker tax return tips
January 4, 2010 – 3:23 am

The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging Michiganders to make a New Year’s resolution to get organized so you can get your money quicker.

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The last word in astrology: 1/4/10
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Michael Stipe, 50; Matt Frewer, 52; Patty Loveless, 53; Dyan Cannon, 73

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Kraft to raise Cadbury bid in next 2 weeks: report
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Kraft Foods is preparing to sweeten its hostile 10 billion pound ($15.9 billion) takeover bid for British confectionery maker Cadbury, reported the Sunday Times.

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Brazil’s Itau may buy stakes in RBS, Lloyds: report
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Brazilian lender Itau Unibanco (ITUB4.SA)(ITUB.N) is considering buying stakes in one of the United Kingdom banks rescued by the government during the height of the global credit crisis of 2008, the U.K. Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

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NAB gearing up for Northern Rock takeover: report
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm

National Australia Bank (NAB.AX) is gearing up for a takeover of nationalized British lender Northern Rock (NRKx.L) and has held a “beauty parade” of potential advisors on the deal, reported The Observer.

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Bernanke-Rate hikes not best to burst bubbles
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Sunday that vigorous financial regulation would have been the best way to restrain the housing bubble that helped cause the deep recession, but said policy makers can no longer rule out monetary policy to curb the buildup of risk.

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