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By: Tisiphani Mayfield
By: Tisiphani Mayfield

About 590,000 Disney Princess Jewelries imported by Monogram International and sold at Walgreen’s, Wal-Mart and Dollar General have been recalled.

The key rings, bracelets, necklaces and earring sets sold at these stores between November 2003 and August 2005 have been recalled because the jewelry contains high levels of lead, which is toxic. If ingested by young children, the recalled jewelry can cause adverse health effects. For more information you can call Monogram International at 1-800-736-1941 or 1-800-687-9258.

The nation's third-largest carrier just can't fly out of trouble fast enough. On Thursday bankrupt Delta Airlines said that it will cut up to 9,000 more jobs. The carrier will also reduce executive and staff wages. The changes are part of Delta's effort to save an additional $3 billion by the end of 2007.

The number of the displaced and jobless coming out of the Gulf just keeps rising. According to the Department of Labor, U.S. jobless claims spiked last week to 432,000. That's the highest level in more than two years. So far, jobless claims linked to Katrina have totaled 103,000 last week and 91,000 the week before.


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