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Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.
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From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.
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Toys R Us Under Fire For 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

One Florida mom is calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us says the Breaking Bad toys are meant for adults.
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When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.
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Can Hand-Cut, Artisanal Ice Make Your Cocktail That Much Better?

If you're sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It's bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.
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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.
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When Women Stopped Coding

For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
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CEO Of French Oil Giant Total Dies In Plane Accident

Christophe de Margerie, 63, and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.
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Chinese Telecom Company Offers To Make Pockets iPhone-Sized

China Unicom's tailor has set up a sewing machine, ready to alter concerned customers' pants so that the larger version of the phone will fit in their pockets.
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U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations

Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if passed, could pull together 12 nations in one trade pact. But talks haven't been going well lately.

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