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Native Alaskans Divided On State's Oil Drilling Debate

As Shell Oil prepares to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer, Native Alaskans are visiting Washington, D.C., to make their case for — or against — drilling. Some Inupiats argue that oil and gas exploration puts their traditional lives at stake, but others say the economy of the North Slope needs new oil and gas revenues.
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Paying Dividend Gives More Investors A Bite Of Apple

Apple announced Monday that for the first time since the mid-1990s the company will start paying a dividend. At the end of 2011, Apple had almost $100 billion in cash burning a hole it its pocket, and investors have been clamoring for the company to start sharing the wealth.
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Apple's Dividend Underwhelms Some

Robert Siegel speaks to Roben Farzad, a senior writer at BusinessWeek, about the implications of Apple's decision to pay dividends.
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New Sanction Severely Limits Iran's Global Commerce

The SWIFT financial messaging system used to arrange international money transfers has denied access to Iran as part of tightening sanctions. The move has effectively cut off Iran from the formal international commerce system. There are ways around SWIFT; will they be enough?
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'Damn Good Advice' From One Of The Real 'Mad Men'

Pioneering ad man George Lois is here to help you "unleash your creative potential." In his new book, Lois shares his secrets for making a catchy commercial that will stick in your head. The No. 1 rule? Be outrageous.
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Apple To Buy Back $10B In Shares; Pay Dividend Of $2.65 Per Share

The buyback program begins Sept. 30. The dividends will start to be paid in the quarter beginning July 1. Apple has about $98 billion in cash and securities on hand.
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Taco Bell Aims To Hook Customers On 'Loco' Shell

Taco Bell has introduced a new taco with a shell made of Doritos. The "Doritos Locos" taco is an example of the lengths fast-food companies are going to in their efforts to differentiate themselves with customers.

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