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Some Bright Signs, But Housing Market Still Shaky

When President Obama delivers his annual State of the Union address Tuesday, the economy will be a top issue — as will the housing market, which is still at the heart of the country's economic problems. New housing starts are still low and foreclosure prevention efforts haven't done as much as hoped.
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Niche No More: Survey Shows Tablets Are Everywhere

A new survey indicates that 29 percent of American adults now own a tablet computer and/or an e-reader. That number went up 11 percent in just a few weeks, a sure sign that the gadgets were given as holiday gifts and have reached the point of mass acceptance.
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Cash-Strapped L.A. Dodgers Shop For A New Owner

Bids are due Monday for groups interested in buying the Los Angeles Dodgers, and looser regulations may mean more interested parties.
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RIM Announces Management Shake-Up

Research In Motion, the maker of Blackberry smart phones, used to be a dominant player. Now, it's looking like an also-ran. The company announced a management shake-up Monday, but the new guy won't have much time to pull off a turnaround.
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Celebrities Get Special Hunting Permits In Iowa

For decades, Iowa's Department of Natural Resources reserves 75 deer-hunting permits for celebrities. The idea is their hunts will be publicized, and it'll inspire others to want to visit the state and do the same. The Des Moines Register reports some non-celebrities are calling fowl.

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