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Facebook's Growth: A Tale Of Two Headlines

The Wall Street Journal says the days of "wild user growth appear to be over" at Facebook. The Next Web says Facebook is "eating the world" (except for China and Russia). Taking a closer look at the numbers, both stories can be right.
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Why Is Poverty, Inequality Growing?

The number of people living in poverty is the highest it's been since the U.S. Census Bureau started tracking poverty estimates. Plus, the gap between those earning the most and the least continues to grow. Host Michel Martin discusses the current state of poverty and income inequality with two experts on the subject, Timothy Noah and Peter Edelman.
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The Psychology Of The Honor System At The Farm Stand

People like using the honor till at farm stands because being trusted feels good. Still, it's not universal. Even if most people do the right thing, eventually someone's going to take all the money, researchers warn.
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Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

The latest iPhone Siri ads, featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel, are entertaining enough — if you enjoy watching people talking to themselves. Sure, Apple seems to be pushing its smartphone, but the subtler message may be about something else.
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UnitedHealthcare Pledges To Keep Popular Coverage, Regardless Of Supreme Court

One of the largest private health insurers said it will continue to allow young adults up to age 26 to stay on their parents' plans and will end lifetime dollar caps on claims, no matter what the Supreme Court decides. It's the first major insurer to make those promises.
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'Relief Rally' Fades As Markets Study Spanish Deal

Financial markets have been on the rise in Europe and futures point to a good day on Wall Street. But some of the early gains have evaporated as traders look more closely at the package and look ahead to elections in Greece.
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Rust Belt Reboot Has Downtown Cleveland Rocking

Long the punch line of late-night comics, Cleveland is now part of a growing change that sees blue-collar downtowns attracting a new generation of residents looking for an affordable urban lifestyle.
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For Uninsured In Ore., A Flat Fee For Health Care

In Oregon, lawmakers recently loosened regulations on insurance, allowing so-called retainer medical clinics. These are medical practices that charge member patients a set monthly fee for basic medical care and don't accept insurance.
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Fundraising By Text Message

The presidential campaigns have been raising money over the Internet for years. Now, under a new Federal Election Commission rule, they can accept donations right from cellphones.

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