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Undercover Operation Cracks Drug Theft Ring

Federal prosecutors have charged nearly two dozen men in a string of pharmaceutical thefts in three states. The drugs included anti-depressants and chemotherapy medications. One of the break-ins at a warehouse in Connecticut led to changes in the way companies handle security.
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Facebook To Go Public Later This Month

The social networking site plans to sell share shares for between $28 and $35 each, using the ticker symbol FB. The share sale is expected to raise as much as $12 billion, making it one of the largest initial public offerings ever.
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Spaniards' Hopes For Economic Relief Dashed

After months of punishing austerity measures, some in Spain want a break and maybe even some stimulus from Europe. But that didn't happen at Thursday's meeting of the governing board of the European Central Bank.
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Food Trucks Seek 'That Mystical Spot'

"We've gone to spots before where the falafel guys and the shish kebab guys will come up and say, 'What's your menu? Do you sell chicken? ... You can't sell chicken on this block. I'm the chicken guy on 52nd St.'"
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What American Women Do For Work

Forty years ago, only 1 in 3 American workers was a woman. Today, it's 1 in 2. What jobs did all those women get? And how did gender breakdowns change by industry?
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Corn Farmers Hope, Cautiously, For A Bumper Crop

U.S. farmers have planted more acres of corn in 2012 than in any year since the Great Depression. And while some are concerned that a bumper crop could push down prices, some analysts say global demand will help offset an increase in corn yields.

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