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Falling Oil Prices: A Blip Or A Hint Of The Future?

It may seem like oil prices are always on a one-way escalator up. But analysts say there are reasons to be optimistic about America's energy future.
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Why Does Diversity In Banking Matter?

Stuart Ishimaru has a tough task ahead of him. He's responsible for measuring diversity in the financial world, as the new head of the Office of Women and Minority Inclusion, in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ishimaru about why promoting diversity in banking and other financial institutions matters.
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Why Your Drug Copay Could Change

Insurers and employers are looking to stem the rising costs of expensive specialty drugs. One approach is to vary the copayment depending on the health value they calculate the drugs provide.
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English-Language News Launched By Univision, ABC

The joint venture will create a multi-platform news service for English-speaking Hispanics. The venture will feature a 24/7 cable channel, as well as digital media platforms.
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Germany Stays The Course On Austerity Measures

The elections in France and Greece signaled a resounding popular rejection of the tough austerity measures being pushed by Germany, Europe's largest economy. But Berlin doesn't appear to be changing course.
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What Hollande's Anti-Austerity Rhetoric Means

Socialist Francois Hollande won the French presidency over the weekend, in large part due to his pledge to push for growth and battle the German-led austerity approach to Europe's fiscal problems. But what does that pledge mean in practical terms?
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Bank Of America Offers To Cut Mortgage Principal

Bank of America is giving about 200,000 homeowners a chance to wipe out a big portion of their mortgage debt. It's part of a settlement the bank and others reached with state and federal regulators earlier this year.
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TV's 'Mad Men' Pays To Play Beatles' Song

Beatles tunes are very hard to license — the surviving band members and heirs have been choosy about who can play their songs. AMC's Mad Men made the cut. For a reported $250,000, the show was allowed to pay "Tomorrow Never Knows."

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