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Shell Faces Pushback As Alaska Drilling Nears

The company has spent $4 billion since 2007 on preparations to explore for oil off the north coast of Alaska. Many Alaskans welcome the venture, which could lead to the development of trillions of dollars worth of oil. But not everyone's convinced Shell has all the environmental protections in place to protect areas of the pristine Arctic.
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Failure: The F-Word Silicon Valley Loves And Hates

For every revolutionary idea in Silicon Valley, there are a lot more flops. But many tech entrepreneurs and investors say failure is accepted, even welcomed, as a guide for future success.
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Moon Shot From JPMorgan's Dimon Is Day's Money Quote

The bank lost $2 billion — and counting — on some risky bets. But could it ever lose $1 trillion? Only if there's a celestial catastrophe, its CEO quipped today.
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Microsoft's 'Surface': The Early Reviews Are In

And most reviewers seem impressed with their early interactions with the tablet.
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Pills On The Job: Companies Add Prescription Services

Some companies are adding drug dispensaries to their on-site health clinics. Others are offering concierge services that deliver drugs right to workers' desks. The companies hope to improve workers' compliance with doctors' orders by making it easier to get prescriptions filled.
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Adidas Cancels Its 'Shackle Shoes'

The "JS Roundhouse Mids" were to come with plastic chains and cuffs in prison orange. Adidas says it was an "outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery." But it's decided not to sell the shoes after sparking outrage.

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Signs Of Strength In Latest Housing Data

There was a 7.9 percent jump in the number of construction permits issued to home builders in May. And construction began on more single family homes than in April.
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Spain's Borrowing Costs Soar; Latest 'Ominous Sign' In Europe

Investors are demanding sharply higher rates. That's adding to the pressure on world leaders to do more to get Europe's financial crisis under control.
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Fed Debates Easing U.S. Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve starts its latest two-day meeting Tuesday, and analysts around the globe are wondering whether the central bank will end ease monetary policy. The meeting follows some tough U.S. labor data and the recent Greek elections.

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