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Got a pet tarantula? Better protect your eyes
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Here’s some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula.

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The last word in astrology: 1/3/10
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alex D. Linz, 21; Danica McKellar, 35; Mel Gibson, 54; Stephen Stills, 65

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The last word in astrology: 1/2/10
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Taye Diggs, 38; Christy Turlington, 41; Cuba Gooding Jr., 42; Tia Carrere, 43

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Prudential closes $4.5 billion brokerage stake sale
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. stocks closed out 2009 with the best performance in six years, but monthly employment figures in the first week of the new year will keep investors focused on what is likely to be 2010′s reality — the economy’s struggle to recover.

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Trucker YRC’s debt exchange succeeds, shares fall
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. trucking giant YRC Worldwide (YRCW.O) said it averted bankruptcy by finally negotiating a critical debt-for-equity exchange that wipes out $470 million in debt and gives the struggling company access to needed credit as it restructures.

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Oil ends 2009 78 percent above year-ago level
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Oil finished the year above $79 a barrel on Thursday, climbing a whopping 78 percent in 2009 and notching the biggest annual gain in a decade.

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Dollar rises vs yen on U.S. optimism, year-end buying
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The dollar rose to its highest level in more than three months against the yen on Thursday in holiday-thinned trading after data showed U.S. jobless claims fell to their lowest since mid-2008, affirming optimism about the economy.

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Pet startup needs to get more social (media)
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Entrepreneurs Tina Cannon and Christi Scovel have developed a great way to connect pet owners with veterinarians, but they need to get much more involved in social media in order to get people flocking to their website (PetsMD.com), said experts.

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NY Mayor Bloomberg to promote immigration reform
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged on Friday to promote a more open U.S. immigration policy during his third term, much as he made a campaign against illegal guns a hallmark of his second term.

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Rush Limbaugh says doctors found “nothing wrong”
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Influential conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said on Friday doctors had found nothing wrong with him after he was hospitalized this week in Hawaii with sharp chest pains.

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U.S. business group accuses Obama of shorting Taiwan
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The head of a prominent U.S. business group accused President Barack Obama of compromising Taiwan’s security to promote U.S. ties with China.

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Effects of diet on diabetes risk vary by ethnicity
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Diets heavy in meat and fat seem to raise the risk of diabetes, though the effects of this and other diet patterns may vary by ethnicity and sex, a new study finds.

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