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Murdoch's Son To Change Posts At News Corp.

Media baron Rupert Murdoch's son James, 39, is leaving his job as executive chairman of News Corp.'s newspaper arm, the company said Wednesday. He'll focus instead on the international TV business at the company, which has been embroiled in a scandal over phone and e-mail hacking in Britain.
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Feds Seek Tough Message In Mine Disaster Sentence

Prosecutors want the 60-year-old former Massey Energy security chief to serve 25 years in jail. His defense teams says that would amount to a de facto life sentence.
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Texas Doctor Indicted In Record Medicare Fraud Case

A massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme has been shut down by federal authorities. One doctor in Texas, Jacques Roy, was allegedly responsible for nearly $375 million in fraudulent billing.
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Users Can Control What Google Knows About Them

Starting Thursday, Google is changing its privacy policy. The change means Google will be able to combine information it collects and use it to shape ads or create new services in combination with other things it offers like maps.
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English Restaurant Offers Leap Day Special

Traditionally, in many European countries, Leap Day was considered the only day a woman could propose to a man. At the Beefeater Grill, ladies can order the special and get down on one knee. It's a 7 ounce steak branded with the words Will You Marry Me?
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Apple Share Prices Soar On iPad 3 Speculation

Journalists have been invited to an Apple product event next month. The company issued the invitation Tuesday and that was enough to send the company's shares to another all-time high. There's wide speculation the event will introduce the next generation of Apple's iPad tablet.
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Japanese Autos Lead 'Consumer Reports' Ranking

Japanese automakers hold down the top spots in the annual auto quality rankings by Consumer Reports. Honda lost the top spot to Subaru. A spokesman for Consumer Reports said that while U.S. automakers trailed the pack, the gap had narrowed.

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