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>Bush, Sarkozy to Meet As Signs of Recession Mount
Evidence piled up on Friday that the world is slipping into recession but the White House played down expectations for a weekend meeting between lame-duck U.S. President George W. Bush and European Union leaders.

New Home Construction at Lowest Level Since World War II
The nation is on track to build fewer homes this year than at any time since the end of World War II, adding to the woes of an economy that analysts said Friday has almost certainly entered a recession.

Iraq’s PM Slams Top US Soldier over Iran Comments
Iraq’s prime minister said in remarks aired Friday that the top U.S. commander in Iraq “risked his position” by alleging Iran was trying to bribe lawmakers to vote against the proposed security agreement with the United States.

A Knock on The Door Forever Changed Sister Uchtdorf
The remarkable story of Sister Harriet Uchtdorf’s introduction and conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes a friendly prologue.

Mexican Mormons Reflect on Church Growth, Temples
The remodeled Mexico City temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens to the public next week, and longtime members of the church remember earlier years when attending a temple wasn’t so easy. In order to attend the nearest temple, members had to travel all the way to Mesa, Ariz., at considerable hardship.

Thrift Stores See Increased Sales
Thrift stores across the nation seem to be booming as Americans, bowing to the limits of their pocketbooks, have begun shopping more and more for used clothing and other items.