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Accounting Change Helps Ford Post Big Profit

Ford announced Friday that it made $13.4 billion in the fourth quarter. The large gain was attributed to an accounting change. Without the accounting gain, Ford earned $1.1 billion, which meant it fell short of Wall Street expectations.
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Homework Pays Off For Female Car Shoppers

Contrary to what you might have heard, women actually get better deals on cars than men. A new study indicates women do more research when car shopping.
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Jack Abramoff Explains The 'Lobbyist Safecracker Method'

What do you do if you're a lobbyist and you need to get in the door to talk to a hostile senator? Start rounding up checks.
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Other File-Sharing Sites: 'We're Not Megaupload'

The now-shuttered website's uploader rewards program paid those who put up the most-downloaded content — what might be seen as incentivizing piracy. Now, sites like MediaFire and RapidShare are trying to distance themselves from Megaupload's legal issues and make clear they don't run a similar program.
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Apple Continues To Be Plagued By Reports On Labor Conditions

Apple has been taking a lot of heat lately for working conditions at plants making its products in China. Some of the tech giant's largest suppliers are repeat offenders.

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