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Settlement Is Latest Blow For Cash-Strapped Mets

The owners of the New York Mets will pay $162 million to settle charges related to the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. The trustee representing Madoff's fraud victims claimed that team owners reaped profits even though they knew the Madoff investment was corrupt. The Mets won't have to pay anything for at least three years, but the case has already forced the team to slash payroll.
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Adele Bumps Pink Floyd Off No. 7 Best-Seller Spot

Pop singer Adele's sophomore effort, Twenty-One, just bumped Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon out of the No. 7 spot among best-selling albums in U.K. history. It's within striking distance of other classics, including Michael Jackson's Thriller, but still far behind No. 1: Queen's Greatest Hits.
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Native Alaskans Divided On State's Oil Drilling Debate

As Shell Oil prepares to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer, Native Alaskans are visiting Washington, D.C., to make their case for — or against — drilling. Some Inupiats argue that oil and gas exploration puts their traditional lives at stake, but others say the economy of the North Slope needs new oil and gas revenues.
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Paying Dividend Gives More Investors A Bite Of Apple

Apple announced Monday that for the first time since the mid-1990s the company will start paying a dividend. At the end of 2011, Apple had almost $100 billion in cash burning a hole it its pocket, and investors have been clamoring for the company to start sharing the wealth.
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Apple's Dividend Underwhelms Some

Robert Siegel speaks to Roben Farzad, a senior writer at BusinessWeek, about the implications of Apple's decision to pay dividends.

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