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Rapture Or Not, Promise To Care For Pets Stands

On May 21, the world was supposed to end — at least according to one Christian evangelist — and an Atheist businessman cashed in. For $135, Bart Centre promised to care for your cat or horse or potbellied pig in the event that you were raptured. Centre says only a few customers asked for refunds when the rapture didn't happen and he is still offering his service for the next prediction.
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House Leaders Do An About-Face On Tax Extension

Three days of intense pressure persuaded House GOP leaders to give in and go along with a short-term extension of the payroll tax cut and extend unemployment compensation benefits. Congress convenes on Friday in hopes of approving the stopgap measure.
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Should Santa Move From The North Pole?

Corporations use data all the time when they consider whether to move. So, researchers at the University of Toronto took into account Santa's undesirable location, his brutal commute and "extreme isolation" and asked: What location makes better sense for Santa?
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Ct. Company Keeps Those Sleigh Bells Jingling

Few things announce the arrival of Christmas-time like the sound of bells. And chances are many of the bells you hear this holiday season can be sourced to one small, family-owned manufacturing business in Connecticut. Bevin Brothers was founded 180 years ago.
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UPS's Air Hub Is Braced For Last-Minute Shippers

Time is running out for Christmas shoppers, but even more so for those who need to ship those presents. UPS hired about 55,000 seasonal workers around the world to help handle the holiday volume, including 800 at the air hub in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Apple Watches European Market Share Slide

Given the product's high price — and the region's weak economies — shoppers just haven't bitten. Apple's market share has dropped in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

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