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EOG Resources credits Texas with massive oil growth

HOUSTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A 45 percent increase in the reserve potential from the Eagle Ford shale reserve area in Texas came from a "flawless" operations plan, EOG Resources said.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
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Duke, lacrosse players settle out of court

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Duke University and 38 former members of its lacrosse team notified a federal judge they settled a players' lawsuit out of court, both sides announced.

NHL: Florida 5, Toronto 3

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Bill Thomas' first goal of the season set off a big second period for Florida Tuesday that boosted the Panthers to a 5-3 win over Toronto.

NHL: Florida 1, Washington 0

SUNRISE, Fla., April 9 (UPI) -- Tomas Vokoun notched his sixth shutout of the year Saturday and the Florida Panthers ended their regular season with a 1-0 win over Washington.

NHL: Florida 5, Philadelphia 0

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Tomas Vokoun stonewalled Philadelphia on 26 shots Monday, notching his fourth shutout of the year in the Florida Panthers' 5-0 win over the Flyers.

NHL: Florida 4, Colorado 3 (OT)

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Stephen Weiss tallied the game-winner 43 seconds into overtime Tuesday, boosting the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 victory over Colorado.

Congress names financial crisis panel

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A former California treasurer will head a new commission looking into the causes of the U.S. financial crisis, congressional Democrats said Wednesday.

Alaskans consider energy rebates

JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Legislators in Juneau considered an "energy rebate" for Alaskans Wednesday that could put between $500 and $1,000 in every resident's pocket.

Congressional inquiry list adds NCAA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas, R-Calif., has expanded his inquiry into tax-exempt institutions to include U.S. college sports.

Non-profit hospitals' tax status eyed

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Some congressmen say many non-profit U.S. hospitals aren't providing enough charity care to justify their tax-exempt status.

California Rep. Thomas to step down

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., a 14-term congressman and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, says he will not seek re-election.

Non-profit hospitals face more questions

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Non-profit hospitals in the United States, which have spent the past year battling lawsuits alleging they failed to provide the charity healthcare required under their tax-exempt status, this week came under scrutiny by House and Senate leaders, who also
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Nonprofit hospitals face more questions

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Non-profit hospitals in the United States, which have spent the past year battling lawsuits alleging they failed to provide the charity healthcare required unde

Non-profit hospitals face more questions

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Non-profit hospitals in the United States, which have spent the past year battling lawsuits alleging they failed to provide the charity healthcare required unde
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House GOP to expand Social Security debate

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans want to broaden Social Security reform to include all forms of private pensions and IRAs.

Rep. Thomas to draft retirement package

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas said Friday that he hopes to move a broad retirement bill by June that includes Social Security reforms.

Rep. seeks data on uncompensated care

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee wants data on uncompensated medical treatment from hospitals around the United States.

CBO increases Medicare Rx cost estimate

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The Congressional Budget Office has increased its estimate on the cost of the Medicare prescription drug program upward by $41 billion.

Social Security vote date in question

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- In the face of stiff Democratic opposition, the U.S. Senate's top Republican says restructuring Social Security may have to wait until next year.

Dems: Bush must say no to race-based plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party Tuesday called on the president to clarify whether his administration would support race- and gender-based policies for Social Security.

Republicans doubt Social Security 'crisis'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Republicans have voiced doubts over President Bush's description of Social Security as being in crisis, USA Today reported Monday.

Dems vow to kill Social Security investment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- House and Senate Democratic leaders vowed Wednesday to defeat President Bush's plans to add individual investment accounts to Social Security.

Social Security reform opposition grows

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The White House is digesting a slew of pessimism from Congressional Republicans who think President Bush's Social Security plans are facing lots of trouble.
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