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Fast Food's Breakfast Wars

As fast food companies see their lunch and dinner sales stagnate, the industry’s leaders are turning their focus to the early morning hours. Taco Bell recently rolled out its first breakfast items, including "The Waffle Taco," while Burger King has unveiled an all-new "Burgers At Breakfast" menu. These new offerings have put the longtime leader in fast-food breakfast, McDonald’s, on the defensive, pushing the restaurant chain to reconfigure its early bird strategy with a new emphasis on its McCafé products. We discuss what’s behind the “breakfast wars” and explore how fast food trends correspond to American lifestyles.

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In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.
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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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