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After Taint Of Drugs, Colombia Reinvents Itself

The country once associated with drug lords is now increasingly seen as a rising star in South America — stable, diplomatically engaged and a magnet for foreign investment. It's hosting the Summit of the Americas — and President Obama — this weekend.
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Fishermen Net Gold In Silvery Eels Sold To Asia

A worldwide shortage has made the U.S. the primary source for the baby eels known as elvers. Last year, fishermen saw prices climb to nearly $1,000 a pound, and this year they doubled.
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Ark. Judge Socks Johnson & Johnson With $1.1 Billion Penalty

An Arkansas judge's penalty is just the latest legal setback related to the company's marketing of Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug. Among the drug's possible side effects are weight gain and increased risk for diabetes.
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Fed Won't Raise Rates Soon, Reserve Bank President Says

The Federal Reserve's policymakers seem to be reluctant to consider any more efforts to inject a monetary stimulus into the U.S. economy — but that doesn't mean you should expect the central bank to raise interest rates any time soon.
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Recreate A Habit Of Saving, Says Finance Expert

The economy is officially in recovery. But a lot of people are still feeling squeezed, and many used their savings to ride out the financial storm. Guest host Viviana Hurtado talks with personal finance expert Louis Barajas about rebuilding your finances during the economic recovery.
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Justice Dept. Accuses Apple And Others Of Fixing E-Book Prices

The Justice Department's concerns stem from the way e-books have been priced since Apple introduced the iPad. Apple and other companies have denied any wrongdoing and say they have improved competition.
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Campaign Season Revives Buffett Rule Debate

The general election campaign between President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is heating up. In Florida Tuesday, Obama highlighted what Democrats consider a major vulnerability for Romney — the relatively low taxes he's paid on a multimillion dollar income.
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Would The Buffett Rule Help The U.S. Economy?

Some economists are skeptical that a new minimum tax on people with incomes over $1 million will do much to bring down the deficit or boost the economy. But others say the economy could actually benefit from the proposed rule.

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