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Move Over, Delta: Southwest To Fly Out Of Atlanta

The discount carrier will start serving the nation's busiest airport in February. But getting passengers to switch from hometown carrier Delta could be a challenge, despite its lower fares.
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Dashboard Distractions: New Luxuries Cause Concern

In many ways, the Detroit Auto Show has become a kind of consumer electronics show for cars, but some worry that the latest developments in dashboard technology — like touch screens — could pull a driver's attention off the road.
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Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers?

Many students say they were lured into law school by the promise of high salaries upon graduation, but instead ended up with just a major debt load. How exactly schools calculate their graduates' employment statistics isn't regulated — it's up to students to scrutinize it, the ABA says.
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Firearms Industry Booms In Montana

Firearms manufacturers looking for a favorable, pro-gun political climate are moving to Montana. The Flathead Valley in the northwest corner of the state has had a steady gun manufacturing industry for decades, and it's now looking to expand. Despite 10 percent unemployment in the area, gun industry jobs have increased during the economic downturn. Manufacturers now say they can't find enough trained machinists for all the jobs they have to offer.
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Liberal Arts Degrees: An Asset At Some Companies

Technology training and know-how only get you so far in this economy. It turns out many employers now are looking for workers with a broader set of skills. Packaged food giant ConAgra's IT internship program, for example, values a degree in journalism or biology as much as one in computer science. The trend is putting a crimp in the conventional theory that specialization in higher education pays.
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9 European Countries Lose AAA Rating Status

Standard and Poor's has downgraded the credit ratings of nine Euopean countries including France. They face exposure to financial troubles in Greece among other places. Zanny Minton Beddoes, global economics editors at The Economist, talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest European financial troubles.
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Dr. Pepper Reaches Deal With Dublin Dr. Pepper

Dublin Dr. Pepper is made with pure cane sugar, and it's produced by Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. in Dublin, Texas. Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group sued. Now they've reached a deal: Dr. Pepper-Snapple bought the rights to sell and distribute the sugar-cane version in Texas.

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