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04/01/2003

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Hong Kong Quarantines an Apartment Block

Almost 100 people in one Hong Kong apartment block were reported infected by a deadly pneumonia virus Monday.

U.S. and British Troops Inch Toward Baghdad

Allied soldiers inched toward Baghdad on Monday, capturing or killing paramilitary and Republican Guard defenders.

The Iraqis With the White Flags

The first Iraqis walked in from the plains at sunrise, a group of nomads with their camels in tow. Then came a young farmer, bearing a white flag.

Dollar, Stocks Sink as Oil Prices, Euro Rise

Worries that a long war in Iraq could derail the global economy left investors scurrying for safety on Monday.

Variables of War Confound Markets

Right now, the war in Iraq is the most important event affecting the economy.

WorldCom in $3Bln Shell Game

WorldCom Inc., the bankrupt U.S. telecoms firm, made its financial situation look better in 2001 by moving significant chunks of its own expenses to its MCI unit.

Commerzbank Axes 3,100 as German Banks Retrench

Germany's Commerzbank said Monday it would axe an extra 3,100 jobs by 2004, more than it had at first planned.

Finance Scandal Rocks No. 3 Chaebol

The chief financial officer of SK Global Co. resigned Monday to take responsibility for an accounting scandal that has plagued the trading division of South Korea's third-largest conglomerate, SK Group.

Wal-Mart Extends Fortune 500 Lead

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. solidified its position atop the Fortune 500 list as U.S.' need for affordable household goods boosted the retailer's revenue in 2002.

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