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Debt Struggles As Old As America Itself

Bitter debates about the national debt date back to the earliest days of the Republic, economist Simon Johnson says. Back then, the nation's failure to borrow was the problem. In White House Burning, Johnson and co-author James Kwack explore the meaning of the national debt and prospects for managing it.
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Bond Auction Indicates Europe's Troubles Persist

A Spanish bond auction went poorly Wednesday, suggesting that Spain may be becoming the next Greece. It was the first auction without a lot of help from the European central bank.
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Domino's: Don't Mess With Artisan Pizza Toppings

Domino's Pizza begins a new ad campaign Thursday. The company is so confident in its pizzas that the ads say customers will not be allowed to change the toppings on any of its new artisan line of pizzas.
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Ohio Tears Through Blighted Housing Problem

There are tens of thousands of abandoned houses scattered across Ohio. The state, in an effort to improve neighborhoods and boost housing prices, plans to raze 20,000 of those homes with money from the national mortgage settlement.
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The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia

News Corp., one of the world's major media powers, owns The Wall Street Journal and Fox News. In Britain, its powerful newspaper arm is at the heart of phone hacking and police bribery scandals. The driving force behind the company is its octogenarian chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, whose story began in Australia.
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America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments

It's become a Silicon Valley ritual: a passionate entrepreneur asks a venture capitalist for money, promising technological innovation — and maybe a big financial return. But the area's tradition started just five decades ago, when the only certainty about high-tech was that it would be big someday.

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