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Buffett Challenges Murdoch To Release Tax Return

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As part of his fight to raise taxes on the wealthy, billionaire Warren Buffett released details of his taxes in a letter to a Republican congressman. Last year, he earned $63 million and paid less than $7 million in federal income tax — making his effective tax rate about 17 percent. The Wall Street Journal urged Buffett to publish his complete return. To which Buffett responded that he would be happy to do so, the next morning, if its boss, Rupert Murdoch, would do the same.
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Richard Trentlage, Oscar Mayer Weiner Song Writer, Dies At 87

In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.
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This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
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October Can Be Frightful For Investors. Will Politics Make It Scarier?

The stock market ended the first three quarters of 2016 on a positive note. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year. But October can be a wild month.
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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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