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'Times-Picayune' To Limit Publication

In New Orleans, The Times-Picayune will publish only three print issues a week starting this fall. The 175-year-old paper is the biggest metropolitan newspaper in the country to stop daily circulation.
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Will A Golf Course Save Benton Harbor's Economy?

The Whirlpool Corp., the largest home appliance maker in the world, wants to improve its hometown of Benton Harbor, Mich. Executives are leveraging a PGA-approved golf course to try to turn the city into a tourist destination. But many residents aren't convinced becoming a tourist town is the best way to create jobs.
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Why Cable Channels Don't Mind Airing Reruns

Cable channel TBS had the highest ratings among cable networks in the all-important 18-to-49-year-old audience during the first quarter of the year. Programmers did it without offering a single original program in prime time. They did it with reruns, led by The Big Bang Theory, which is in heavy rotation.
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Hollywood Dreams Led Chinese Firm To Buy Into U.S.

When the Chinese firm Wanda announced the purchase of AMC cinemas, it may not have made a lot of business sense in the short term. But it could be part of a larger strategy that will bring the company into the U.S. in a major way.
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In Tight Credit Market, A Tool For Small Businesses

Many small-business owners have had a tough time securing credit since the start of the economic downturn. "I couldn't understand why they wouldn't be willing to give us a loan," one owner says. A new website aims to help such owners, grading banks based on the percentage of deposits that are used for small-business loans.
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How Crumbling U.S. Dollars Bailed Out Zimbabwe

Back in 2008, Zimbabwe's inflation rate was estimated at 79 billion percent. To cure hyperinflation, Zimbabwe ditched its own currency in favor of U.S. dollars. There's only one problem: Those constantly circulating dollars are now filthy and falling apart.

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