Thursday, October 30, 2008

In the News: Oct-30

ExxonMobil profit surges to record 14.8 billion dollars - 30 Oct 2008 at 2:37pm - NEW YORK (AFP) - US oil giant ExxonMobil shook off economic troubles and hurricanes to post a record third-quarter profit of 14.83 billion dollars, up 58 percent from a year ago, the company said Thursday.

US officials' hopes for Iraq security deal fade - 30 Oct 2008 at 1:28pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration's hopes for sealing a security deal with Iraq while in office are fading as Iraqis demand changes to a draft text that some U.S. officials consider unacceptable.

Are polls accurate in presidential race? - 30 Oct 2008 at 8:15am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the U.S. presidential election less than a week away, Democrat Barack Obama holds a steady lead over rival Republican John McCain in opinion polls, leading many pundits to say McCain is effectively finished.

Thought for the day:
Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. -G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)


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