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New Recycling Company Springs From Old Mattresses

Old mattresses are among the worst kinds of household waste — recyclers don't want them, and neither do most landfills. A new business that started as a college project hopes to move mattress recycling into the mainstream, employing former convicts in the process.
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States' Fiscal Future Starts To Look A Bit Brighter

The improved outlook comes at a painful cost: nearly 700,000 state and local government jobs lost, and significant cuts to education and other programs. And since a quarter of states' budgets come from federal funding, more problems are on the way. But the hope is that the days of crippling budget deficits are at an end.
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Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Resigns

Yang is leaving at a time when the Internet behemoth has struggled to remain relevant. Yahoo!'s stock price rallied on the news.
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Where Is Driverless Car Technology Now?

Cars can do all sorts of things automatically these days — parallel park, adjust headlights, and sense when you're tired and sound an alarm or vibrate the driver seat. Cars also exist, albeit not yet on the consumer market, that can operate entirely free of a human driver. Two states, Nevada and Florida, are already considering regulating the operation of driverless cars. Audie Cornish talks with Bryant Walker Smith, who studies driverless car technology and policy at Stanford University, for more.
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Suze Orman Discusses Her Prepaid Debit Card

Audie Cornish speaks with financial expert and author Suze Orman about her new prepaid debit card, Approved.
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Morgan Stanley Will Limit Cash Bonuses To $125,000

That's a small check for an industry accustomed to seven-figure pay days and it reflects the toll the European debt crisis and new financial regulations have taken on the industry.
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Wikipedia To Protest Anti-Piracy Bill

The English-language version of the online encyclopedia will shut down for 24 hours Wednesday to protest an anti-piracy bill in Congress. Visitors to Wikipedia will be encouraged to call Congress. The site's co-founder Jimmy Wales tweeted he hopes visitors "will melt phone systems in Washington."
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Russia's Debt Rating Downgraded Over Protests

Fitch rating agency has downgraded its outlook on Russia's debt rating from positive to stable. The agency indicated the recent widespread protests in Moscow and other cities were behind the downgrade.

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