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Democrats, GOP Need Donors For Party Conventions

The Democratic and Republican parties are preparing for their respective nominating conventions in Tampa, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. That means each side will depend, as usual, on donors to help pay for the events.
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Is The Cloud In Gamers' Future?

The major game console makers have taken a time out to improve on what they've got. Some gamers don't see a need for an upgrade, others know what they'd like to see in new systems. One idea is to store games online, another to make consoles more attractive for non-gaming users.
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In The Kitchen With The Inventor Of Steak-Umm

Eugene Gagliardi also invented KFC's popcorn chicken. And he's got some ideas about drumsticks.
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Bank of America To Donate Some Foreclosed Homes

Bank of America announced this week it will give away 2,500 distressed homes to military vets and to other charities for people who are in need.
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Willing To Play The Dating Game With Your Food? Try A Grocery Auction

Grocery auctions find eager buyers for food that is discontinued, seasonal or near its sell-by date. The food is generally still good after its sell-by date, and these auctions may be one answer to America's growing food waste problem.
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Drought Extends Reach, Some Farmers Ready To Quit

The federal government has declared an additional 23 counties to be disaster areas. And the latest crop estimates indicate more than half of the corn planted this year is doing poorly. Parched lands hurt everyone from farmers and ranchers to barge operators and commodity traders.

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