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A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Bush Nominates Roberts to Supreme Court

With the nomination Tuesday of John Roberts to the Supreme Court, President George W. Bush reaffirmed his commitment to a bold-stroke presidency -- but also signaled an uncharacteristic interest in reducing his exposure to political risk.

Sunnis Suspend Membership in Iraqi Committee After Slayings

Sunni Arabs on the team charged with writing Iraq's constitution suspended their membership Wednesday after the killing of Sunni colleague Mijbil Issa, a move that could delay the drafting of the charter.

Hewlett-Packard Plans to Slash 14,500 Jobs

Hewlett-Packard's plan to cut 14,500 jobs and overhaul its retirement benefits not only chisels away at its high corporate costs, but also its reputation as one of Silicon Valley's most employee-friendly firms.

Chevron Raises Its Unocal Offer

U.S. oil producer Unocal endorsed a sweetened $17 billion takeover offer from Chevron, preferring it to a higher bid from China's state-run CNOOC.

China's Haier Bows Out of Maytag Bidding

Chinese appliance manufacturer Haier America and two investment partners are ending their bid to buy rival Maytag.

Dagestan Needs More Than Boots

President Vladimir Putin traveled to Dagestan last week, though the visit was not made public until after his departure.

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