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This week, representatives from the big three auto makers were rebuffed in their effort to secure $25 billion in federal bailout funds. No vote was held, but Congress asked them to come up with a plan by December 2nd on how they'd use the money to avoid bankruptcy, layoffs and plant closures.
Failure of auto maker bailout: good news bad news, or no news?
After vigorously campaigning for John McCain for the last several months, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was in trouble with fellow Democrats. Some wanted to strip his chairmanship of the Homeland Security committee. Ultimately, after much debate and President-Elect Barack Obama indicating he supported Lieberman, Joe stayed put. Lost a spot on a global warming subcommittee, that was it.
Was Lieberman's fate good news, bad news or no news?
Sites like Facebook and MySpace are helpful to teenagers because they help build social skills and Internet literacy as well as teach managing a public identity--this according to a new study by the MacArthur Foundation and not, apparently, funded by either Facebook or MySpace. Or Tiffany from homeroom.
Is this finding good news, bad news or no news?
Would you want new woolly mammoths walking around? It was reported this week that for as little as $10 million, scientists could map the genome, then grow new mammoths! Which could then reproduce and repopulate.
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