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TSA blames police in smuggling snafu

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 28 -- Lack of communication between Orlando, Fla., police and federal officials enabled an airline employee to smuggle weapons on onto airliner, a report says.

Barbara Bush out of intensive care

Barbara BushHOUSTON, Nov. 28 -- Former U. S. first lady Barbara Bush has been removed from intensive care and put into a regular hospital room after undergoing ulcer surgery, officials say.

U.S. seizes 2 Southern Calif. thrifts

PFF Bank & TrustLOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 -- The U. S. Office of Thrift Supervision shut down two California banks late Friday, transferring operations to the giant U. S. Bank, based in Minneapolis.

Crude oil at $50.22 per barrel Friday

Crude oil at $50.22 per barrel FridayNEW YORK, Nov. 21 -- Crude oil prices rose overnight on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after dropping below $50 per barrel Thursday for the first time in two and a half years.

Citigroup troubles could lead to sale

CitigroupNEW YORK, Nov. 21 -- A precipitous slide in Citigroup Inc. shares this week has prompted talks of selling part or all of the company, sources said.