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News Corp. Intensifies Internal Bribery Investigation

Five senior journalists at the News Corp.-owned Sun in London were arrested on charges involving bribes of police and military personnel over the weekend. The arrests resulted from News Corps.' own internal investigation and the company's own newly-aggressive stance point to its increasing vulnerability to US investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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Treasury Eases Money Transfer From 401K To Annuity

The Treasury Department recently proposed new regulations to make it easier to transfer money from 401Ks into an annuity. Robert Siegel talks with Andrea Coombes, personal finance editor for MarketWatch, about annuities and who they're right for.
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Natural Gas Boom Energizing The Chemical Industry

Chemical companies are the latest beneficiaries of natural gas drilling booms across the country, especially near the Marcellus Shale region in the Northeast. The ethane-rich gas there is providing a cheap resource, prompting chemical companies to build new plants, expand existing ones and even reopen shuttered facilities.
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Urban Farming: Don't Count Your Eggs Before They've Hatched

When an urban farmer loses some baby chicks she was going to raise in her backyard, she's reminded that nowadays the consumer rarely has to bear the risks or costs of raising food.
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China Confiscates iPads Over Trademark Argument

Chinese authorities pulled Apple iPads from shelves, because Proview Technology says it registered the name first, and while it reached an agreement with Apple in 2010, the company says it still holds the rights to use the name in mainland China.
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Greeks Clash With Police Over Latest Austerity Measures

Riots break out after the Greek parliament passes harsh new austerity measures aimed at saving the country from default.
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You Too Can Stash Cash In An Offshore Account

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made news when he disclosed he had a Swiss bank account. Many affluent Americans do. Now an AP writer has assembled a step-by-step guide on how you can do it. The hardest part may be step one, which is get a million dollars.
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Greek Protesters Rally Against Drastic Cuts

Greece's capital city was in flames Sunday night as thousands of Greeks rioted over proposed austerity measures. Despite the violence, Greek lawmakers signed off on the measures as part of a bailout deal to save the country from a chaotic default. European leaders now need to approve the deal.

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