Merck drags down drug stocks

Flue-cured markets open amid uncertainty

Russia pushes ahead with austerity program

Clinton signs legislation to overhaul IRS

Clinton's decision to maintain trade with China upheld

Pay raise, 401(k)s for military advocated

Viagra sales taper off

Greenspan: 'there will be a correction'

Judge orders arbitration for GM, UAW

Aiken construction underway

House Republicans postpone action on IMF funds

Additional business news

Fed inflation-wary despite slowdown in economy

'Healing' margarine headed to U.S.

Business briefs

Knology to provide digital service

Judges miss deadline for appeal

Architecture camp

Schrenko keeps seat in primary

Walking the line

Augusta's tax rates unchanged

Unknowns battle for 10th congressional seat

Former Gingrich aid wins

Boswell takes early lead in Attorney General primary

Clinton may veto bill limiting tritium to SRS

One PSC race over, one close

Greer wins agriculture primary

Ex-inmate suit alleges abuse

Wheale, Watkins win in judgeship races

Massey bows out of runoff

Millner leads in GOP primary

Laws credited with lowering teen traffic deaths

District 2 seat goes to Spears

Judge denies new trial motion

PSC shuts down phone companies

Package creates scare in Aiken

Five overlooked ballots to be counted

Center's changes positive

Officials opt to change water policy

Additional area news

Richmond Co. probate judge runoff in August

Water main gives supply more relief

Raise request denied

County high on list of chemical risks

Violators of water restrictions could face fine

Trains to move quicker

Coles leading early in Senate primary

Laws credited with lowering teen traffic deaths

Lawyers headed for runoff

Election wrapup

Report: Pentagon housing plan will save less than expected

Brush fires scorch Aiken Co.

Additional area news

E. coli problems cause death of 2-year-old girl

Thurmond leads in labor commissioner race

Millner runoff possible

Williams returns to legislature

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Woods, Cubs outdo Maddux to get victory

NBA and union: Let's talk

Inexperience meaningless for `Noles QB

Columbia County falls in Dixies

Wagner just happy to be back

Cleveland grounds crew goes swinging in the rain

Post 26 getting by without star

Bull's dynasty coming to end in wrong way

Braves notes: Jones embarrassed when yanked

Gil Morgan shooting for victory

NFL notes: Manning's agent gets down to business

Floyd: A coach's son hits the big-time

Griffey hits AL-leading 40th home run

Floyd to coach Chicago Bulls

Mountain man: Ullrich takes Tour de France lead

Braves crush Phillies

Reeves, Falcons set to improve on 1997

Newsome says farewell to a lost season

This could be cinderella year for Wake Forest

Nate Newton on the Chopping Block

Condition of Dolphins' Wheeler upgraded

Cox's song: Take him out of the ballgame

A real pro: Rose enjoys first pay day

Tar Heels push Bly for Heisman

Lazier looks for another big weekend at Charlotte

Local NFL official honored

Overtime: Cranford closes in on lead at junior tourney

NFL notes: Policy steps down as team president

'Private Ryan' reminds family of tragedy

Children more at risk of being bitten by dog

Putting a heart saver in hands of novices

Perfect dad, ideal doc, Robert Young dies at 91

National Trust opens Paul McCartney's boyhood home to the public

Calming a racing heart

Small portions: News and notes from the world of food

Study: Drugs effective in exercise-induced asthma

It's a boy for actress Jodie Foster

Intimacy difficult for those suffering depression

Fox kicking off its fall season in August with two new sitcoms

Window is minutes long for reversing cardiac arrest

Newsmagazines continue their summer success

Perfect dad, ideal doc, Robert Young dies at 91

Cruise ship smoke obscures industry safety record

Health capsules

Health calendar

Lively chicken Flamenco Fajitas are full of flavor

Columbia County using Internet tally

Ballmer named Microsoft president

Internet companies set their sights on toppling TV

Mice cloned with improved technology

National Geographic makes 3-D splash

Study finds apparent decline in Gulf hurricanes

Astronaut Alan Shepard dies at 74

Astronaut Alan Shepard dies at 74

No need for Viagra with garlic website

Senate moves to protect children from Internet smut

Study: Radioactive idodine treament does not affect cancer deaths

Columbia County using Internet tally

Study: Differences in heart-risk traits not explained by socioeconomics

Pornographic images of man's dead daughter found on his computer

Researchers hunt for American eels in Cape Fear