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Bernanke: Economic Growth Is Uneven, Modest

On Capitol Hill Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke mentioned some positive developments on the economic front — including a decline in the jobless rate. But he added long-term unemployment is still a big concern.
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Acorn Media Gains Rights To Agatha Christie

Acorn Media distributes British TV series in the United States, and now it's acquired a controlling interest in the estate of Agatha Christie. The late author of murder mysteries has sold billions of books.
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Resorts Cater To Older Skiers Who Want To Improve

Ski resorts in Colorado are finding a business opportunity in aging baby boomers who aren't very good skiers. They're offering ski classes for an aging crowd that wants to stay active but doesn't want to be relegated to the bunny slopes.
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Microsoft Goes Mobile With Windows 8

Available later this year, Microsoft's Windows 8 is an operating system designed for mobile computing. It's built for a world of tablets and touch, and represents a huge departure for a company struggling to keep up with Apple and Google in mobile technology.
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Fannie, Freddie Won't Write Down Mortgage Principal

The nation's five largest mortgage lenders recently pledged to start writing down the principal on mortgages that are underwater. But mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aren't part of the agreement and don't plan any big changes in the way they do loan modifications.
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Bernanke: Economic Growth Will Be Slow

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that the economy is improving on Wednesday, but he isn't convinced the recovery is self-sustaining. He reaffirmed the Fed's position that the economy will likely need super-low interest rates well into 2014.

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