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Airbus Leads Boeing In Commercial Aircraft Sales

The European company Airbus reports it took a record number of orders in 2011 — more than 1,400. The surge was driven by demand for its revamped A-320 aircraft which is supposed to be more fuel efficient. Meanwhile Boeing sold only about 800 aircraft last year.
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Higher Supply Forecast For Corn Stocks

The USDA's first crops supply report of the new year surprised some analysts. That's because it didn't lower the estimate for corn in storage. Predictably. that led the commodity to drop about 50 cents a bushel.
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GOP Keeps Health Care Overhaul Law In Its Sights

Several steps in the 2010 health care overhaul law have been implement. But what impact will the presidential election and the Supreme Court have on it?
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China's Rich Consider Leaving Growing Nation

Many Americans believe the future belongs to China, but the view from within the growing nation is more guarded. Recent surveys by two of China's biggest banks found most of the nation's richest people are thinking about establishing residency in another country or switching their citizenship altogether in order to protect their wealth.
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Italy's Bad Economy Leaves Immigrants Vulnerable

Immigrants say they face increasing hostility on the streets, and legislation would require the government to deport foreigners who don't have jobs.
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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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