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Barnes & Noble, Microsoft Team Up In E-Publishing

Microsoft is committing $300 million to the venture with Barnes & Noble. They are working to create a new subsidiary of the bookseller. The two companies are hoping to energize sales of the Nook tablet.
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Austerity Measures Cost Some Politicians Their Jobs

Steve Inskeep talks to John Peet, Europe Editor of The Economist about eurozone economies, and the backlash against austerity measures.
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Report: Austerity Measures Hurt Job Market

The International Labor Organization issued a report Monday warning that austerity measures imposed in many countries are hurting the job market, as well as failing to effectively reduce deficits. The major European economies received the brunt of the report's criticism. The report predicts a 3 percent rise in the global unemployment rate for 2012.
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Japan To Open Tallest Free Standing Tower

The structure will open in Tokyo next month. The building is nothing but a tower of steel and concrete — no offices, no apartments.
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Regulators Eye Verizon's Proposed Airwaves Deal

Verizon Wireless announced plans last year to auction off some of its wireless spectrum, if federal regulators signed off on its plan to buy a $3.6 billion chunk of airwaves from cable companies. Public interest advocates say the deal would be bad for consumers. The FCC and Justice Department are reviewing the deal.
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Virginia Begins Food Drive On Memorial Day

Virginia's statewide food drive will run from Memorial Day to July 4.

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