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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good Morning, News!!

Posted by Matt Davis on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:13 AM

BATTERY MAKER!!! A Swiss company has picked Portland for its US headquarters. The company, ReVolt, makes batteries for electric vehicles. Mayor Adams says he's "charged up" about the news. Groan.


SKYPE ALMIGHTY!!! eBay is selling its stake in the company for $1.9billion.

HURRICANE JIMENA!!! Threatens Mexico resort.

SPREADING LIKE...WILDFIRE!!! California's wildfire more than doubles on its sixth day of burning.

GINGER SPICE!!! Is in Saint Tropez on vacation:


CIVIL RIGHTS!!! The attorney general plans to ramp up civil rights enforcement.

ASSISTED SUICIDE!!! A Montana court will rule today on a landmark assisted suicide case.

CUSTODY BATTLES!!! Women soldiers are returning from Iraq to face custody battles at home.

BAUCUS: HEALTH REFORM THIS YEAR!!! Chair of the powerful senate finance committee is prepared to go it alone without Republicans, if necessary.

SPITZER'S BACK!!! Take note: THIS is how you deal with a scandal, in political life.

THE CLAWBACK SYSTEM!!! Britain's prime minister has big ideas for executive pay.

Good day.

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