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NASA, SpaceX Aim To Launch Private Era In Orbit

If all goes well, an unmanned capsule will become the first commercial spacecraft to visit the International Space Station. SpaceX and NASA have been working together to make this launch happen, navigating cultural differences between the young startup and the veteran agency.
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The Long, Long, Long Road To New Rules For Banks

Nearly four years after the financial crisis — and two years after a major new law was passed — key details remain unresolved.
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Facebook Stock Priced At $38 A Share Ahead Of Friday IPO

Facebook has priced its much-hyped stock at $38 a share in advance of its initial public offering Friday. It is expected to be one of the largest IPOs in history and the company is expected to raise as much $18 billion.
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Reports: Hewlett-Packard Plans To Announce About 25,000 Job Cuts

The company may cut about 8 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring.
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Facebook Users Should Expect Changes After IPO

Facebook hopes to raise more than $100 billion in its initial public stock offering. In a piece at Slate.com, tech columnist Farhad Manjoo warns that Facebook users can expect to see changes, including lots more ads. But he warns the company must balance profit seeking with the desires of users.
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Embattled Hospital Debt Collector Taps Politicians For Defense

Accretive Health, under fire for how it collects on health care debts, is fighting back. The company has lined up some political luminaries, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to press its case.
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As Feared, JPMorgan's Losses Are Growing; Reportedly At $3 Billion

The losses from ill-fated bets made by the bank's London office have been expected to mount. But they're rising even faster than some predicted. Still, JPMorgan's profits from other operations will likely offset the billion dollar blunders.
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Skechers To Settle FTC Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Skechers will pay more than $40 million to settle charges that the company made unfounded claims about its shape-up shoes. The FTC says the marketing was deceptive.

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