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Gamer Double Fine Works Around Publishers

Game-makers are in San Francisco this week for the industry's largest global event. Roughly 20,000 people from 100 countries are there. And a game that hasn't even been created yet is getting lots of attention. It's also exposing the rift between the creative and business minds in this $33 billion industry.
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Wal-Mart Ads Targets Regional Grocer Harris Teeter

In North Carolina, Wal-Mart has unveiled a new ad campaign in the Charlotte area. The ads are unusual because they target the small, regional grocery chain Harris Teeter. Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. Harris Teeter is 207th. In the commercials, Wal-Mart says it sells the same items as the local chain, but for less.
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Forget The Robots: Venture Capitalists Change Their Health Care Investments

As biotech investments and medical device development falters, hospitals are turning to other avenues to help cut costs: streamlining billing systems and investing in simpler medical products.
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Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Is Buying 'The New Republic'

"People still want independent, rigorous reporting and The New Republic has been a place where that happens," he tells Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep. He sees a way to connect long-form journalism to the digital age, thanks to tablets.
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House OKs Jobs Bill In 'Rare Agreement' With Obama

The "Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act" passed the Republican-controlled House with the administration's support. The legislation's fate is less certain in the Senate, but Democratic leaders have said they will take it up.
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Creditors Face Deadline In Greek Bond Swap

The bond swap that will cut Greek debt by at least 50 percent is set to be the largest sovereign debt restructuring in history. Private creditors will take up to a 70 percent loss on their bonds, which is why some of them are balking at the offer. But because many of the creditors are also pension funds, the loss will also trickle down to Greek retirees.
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Japanese Uneasy With State Of Nuclear Regulation

Japan has relied on nuclear power for nearly a third of its energy needs. Since the nuclear meltdown last year, only two of the country's 54 reactors are active. Steve Inskeep talks to Ken Cukier, of The Economist, about how businesses are faring since the nuclear crisis.

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