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U.S. Regulators Probe Google's Privacy Issues

The Federal Trade Commission is looking at complaints raised last month when it was discovered Google was bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari browsers to track user activity on the web. The agency wants to know whether the company "misrepresented" its privacy policy.
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Shell Picks Pittsburgh Area For Major Refinery

The so-called ethane cracking, or "cracker," plant would convert ethane from bountiful Marcellus Shale natural gas liquids into more profitable chemicals such as ethylene, which are then used to produce everything from plastics to tires to antifreeze.
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Rise In E-Readers Doesn't Worry Virginia Bookstore Owners

In a new memoir, a Virginia bookstore owner talks about the important role bookstores play in communities and in people's lives.

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Optimism Driving The Economy, But Can It Last?

Millions of Americans are still out of work. Many homeowners are underwater or facing foreclosure. But the Labor Department reports that that February marked the best three months of hiring in two years. And housing is slowly picking up.
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U.S. Threatens India With Sanctions Over Iranian Oil

India must cut back its imports on Iranian oil by June 28 or face U.S sanctions. A new law targets Iran's central bank, which is used for oil transactions, and it penalizes foreign countries that ignore the sanctions.
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When A Normal Job Resignation Won't Do

When Greg Smith quit his job at Goldman Sachs, he slammed his former employer in a blistering newspaper essay. People don't often quit with such a public display of vitriol. But when they do, it certainly gets attention.

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