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Your pumpkin pie is safe.
East Coast Pumpkin Shortage Won't Dent The Canned Kind -- With Halloween rapidly approaching, you've probably heard about the shortage of pumpkins along the East Coast caused by the flooding rains of Hurricane Irene. But while you may have troubling finding just the right shape or the right price for your jack o'lantern this year, there's good news for those looking ahead to the pies and cakes of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

When the lights...go out...in the citaaayy.
ComEd veteran to head Illinois Power Agency -- "We have concerns about this appointment,'' said Paul Gaynor, a spokesman for Madigan. Gaynor said Juracek played a key role in an electricity auction in 2006 that caused some consumers' rates to jump two to three times and ultimately resulted in a settlement of about $1 billion repaid to consumers, as well as the creation of the power agency to purchase electricity at the cheapest rates available.

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