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Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

A class-action lawsuit claims Monsanto spread dioxin and other toxic substances when it made a primary ingredient for Agent Orange in West Virginia. Dioxin has been linked to cancer and other illnesses. At issue is whether Monsanto must pay millions to monitor the health of everyone in the case.
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Britain Strips Former Bank Chief Of Knighthood

Sir Fred Goodwin, former CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland, is no longer a knight. Goodwin turned RBS into a global banking giant and was knighted in 2004. But he then went on to preside over the bank's ruin.
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Obama Visits Washington D.C. Auto Show

President Obama is hoping to get some political mileage this November in states like Michigan and Ohio from his controversial rescue of the auto industry. While many Republicans, including Mitt Romney, were skeptical at the time, the president notes that U.S. carmakers are now profitable and hiring again.
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Occupy Movement Uses Colder Months To Unite

The Occupy Wall Street movement seized the world's attention after a group in New York claimed a small slice of land in the financial district. The movement rapidly spread to other cities, sparking a national discussion on income inequality and other issues. Things are quieter in New York, but the movement still has big plans.
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Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge

Internet companies and activists showed their growing clout by all but killing two copyright bills that big media websites had pushed. Now, the same players who stopped SOPA and PIPA are trying to work together to further protect their interests. They're finding that may be easier said than done.
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Think You Can Pitch? Creatives Break Down Their Art

When creative thinkers develop a concept, they must convince others their idea is worth backing. Pitching skills are needed in the newsroom, and in the worlds of entertainment, fundraising and invention. But what makes a pitch successful?

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