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Home Sweet Mobile Home: Co-Ops Deliver Ownership

Nearly 3 million Americans are caught in the vise grip that is mobile home living — they own their home but rent the land it sits on, making it nearly impossible to build equity. But a nonprofit is organizing co-ops that help transform tenants into homeowners, giving many a sense of stability they'd never experienced before.
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Coming Of Age In An Ever-Recovering Economy

Students of all backgrounds are coming of age in an era when the economy is always described as "recovering" — never "recovered". So with graduation coming up, how are college students are feeling about their prospects? Audie Cornish visited the University of Maryland to find out.
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Studios To Movie Fans: Take Our Clips, Please

Studios and content owners are worried about the appearance of unauthorized clips on YouTube, but one startup is trying to help make it possible to share clips legally.
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ExxonMobil: A 'Private Empire' On The World Stage

In Private Empire, investigative journalist Steve Coll explains how ExxonMobil has used its money and power to wield significant influence in Washington, D.C., concerning issues like climate change.
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What Pizza Hut's Crown Crust Pizza Says About Global Fast Food Marketing

Pizza Hut's latest offering, available only in the Middle East, is a cheeseburger-pizza hybrid. The combination either makes foodies' stomachs turn - or growl. But from a global perspective, it's not that different from how ethnic cuisines are marketed in the U.S.
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Virgin Atlantic Puts Richard Branson On Ice

The airline is molding ice cubes into Richard Branson's image to promote the in-flight bar.
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UBS Profits Drop 54 Percent In 1st Quarter

The drop is blamed on a decrease in investment banking income, and because of an accounting charge on its debt. UBS is not alone, last week rival Credit Suisse announced a 95 percent drop in first quarter profits.

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