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Michigan Furniture Maker Celebrates 100 Years

The American office furniture maker Steelcase is celebrating its centennial. At its peak in 2001, Steelcase employed 21,000 workers worldwide. Now that's down to 12,000.
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Sanctions Interfere With Shell's Payment To Iran

Royal Dutch Shell can't pay the $1 billion it owes Iran because of sanctions imposed on the Middle East country by the United States and European Union. The sanctions have made it nearly impossible to transfer the money. Reuters reports that Shell is trying to wrap up its business dealings with Iran.
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What Would Joan Harris Do? Eleanor Clift Remembers 'Mad' Times At Newsweek

Eleanor Clift talks to Susan Stamberg about life at Newsweek during the same time when Mad Men is set.
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Global Health Expert Chosen As World Bank Nominee

President Obama's pick to lead the World Bank is an unconventional choice with a background in global health and development. The current monetary group head has a trade and economic background. Jim Yong Kim currently serves as president of Dartmouth College.
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Memo: Corzine Ordered MF Global Customer Funds Moved To London

In congressional testimony, the former New Jersey governor said he did not know where missing customer funds had gone.
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Bank Of America Deal Would Turn Owners To Renters

Bank of America is reaching out to some distressed homeowners with a deal. They can stay in their homes, but as tenants. They would need to turn over the deed to the bank. Bank of America says it will help avoid foreclosures, but housing advocates don't like the plan.
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Why Gas Prices Are Rising Even As Demand Is Down

Americans are consuming less gasoline, but upward pressure on crude oil prices, seasonal factors and the shutdown of some refineries are combining to push up prices at the pump.

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Obama Taps Dartmouth President For World Bank's Top Job

Jim Yong Kim is a physician by training and has been a prominent figure on global health issues. He is a former director of the World Health Organization's Department of HIV/AIDS.

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