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N.C. Hungry To Cash In On 'Hunger Games'

The movie about teenagers fighting to the death in a post-apocalyptic world was filmed in North Carolina, and some enthusiastic fans have traveled to places where key scenes were filmed. One company is offering trips to those locations, including zipline tours through the forest and survival training. The movie opens Friday.
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Coke Plans Courtside Ads Targeting Lin Fans In China

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin went from bench-warmer to basketball superstar in the space of a few months, and global brands are trying to capitalize on the excitement. Coca-Cola now plans to use Lin's popularity to connect with Chinese consumers. Ilya Marritz of WNYC reports.
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Chevron, Transocean Charged In Brazilian Oil Spill

Brazil filed charges Wednesday against oil companies Chevron and Transocean, and 16 of their top executives, over an offshore oil spill in November. If convicted, the executives could get up to 31 years in jail. Chevron calls the charges "outrageous."
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What's Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?

The price of gas keeps rising for Americans, but it's not because of rising demand from consumers. In fact, demand has fallen since 2007. Consumers' craving for hybrids and aversion to paying more at the pump are only part of the story.
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From Abe Lincoln To Donald Duck: History Of The Income Tax

The story of how the U.S. wound up with the income tax is the story of two wars, a Supreme Court justice on his death bed, and Donald Duck.

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