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What's Under Youngstown May Help What's On Top

City leaders in Youngstown, Ohio, are hoping that by leasing land to drilling companies, they might generate funds to demolish vacant homes and buildings. Some refer to this as "frackmolishing," and opponents worry the drilling will cause environmental damage.
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Nasdaq Agrees To $10M Penalty For Handling Of Facebook IPO

The social media giant's debut on Wall Street one year ago ran into problems. Trades were delayed and some investors lost money. The Securities and Exchange Commission blames NASDAQ's "poor systems and decision-making."
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Tempest Over A Teapot: JC Penney Removes 'Hitler' Billboard

After receiving complaints that a billboard ad included an image resembling Adolf Hitler, JC Penney has reportedly taken the sign down. The move comes after images of the billboard in California's Culver City spurred an online controversy. The retailer says any resemblance is unintended.
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Is Motherhood Killing Wall Street Careers?

Hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones sparked a firestorm of debate after he said motherhood was a career killer in his industry. Host Michel Martin discusses the backlash and new information about women in the workplace with the journalists and commentators of the Beauty Shop: NPR's Jennifer Ludden, Time Magazine's Rana Foroohar, and policy analyst Michelle Bernard.
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Personalized Coca-Colas, But Not If Your Name Is Mohammed Or Maria

As part of its new marketing campaign, the beverage giant is printing popular first names on labels of Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero. But already, there's a backlash from people left feeling excluded.
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China's Shuanghui Buys Pork Giant Smithfield For $4.7 Billion

A Chinese meat producer plans to buy the U.S. meat company Smithfield, the world's largest pork producer, for $4.7 billion. The Shuanghui company is enticing Smithfield's shareholders by offering $34 a share, about 30 percent more than Smithfield's current stock price.

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