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Michigan Town Grapples With Shrinking Public Sector

The city of Inkster, Mich., has just laid off 20 percent of its police force in an effort to make ends meet. The cutbacks illustrate a larger paradox currently at work in the labor market: While the private sector is slowly adding jobs, the public sector continues to shed them.
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Why Do So Few Women Have Mentors?

A good mentor can steer you to professional success. But according to a survey by LinkedIn, nearly 1 out of 5 women say they've never had a mentor at work. Host Michel Martin discusses the findings with Linked-In's Nicole Williams.
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Norway Braces For A Christmas Without Butter

The cause of the butter blackout on the eve of the year's biggest baking holiday isn't entirely clear. But some Norwegians say the country's biggest dairy cooperative didn't import butter even when it became clear it might run out.
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Avon Looks To Hire New CEO

Avon Products is searching for a new chief executive to head the cosmetics company. Andrea Jung, its current chairman and CEO, will continue to serve in both roles until a successor is found and then work solely as chairman
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Zynga Expects Stock IPO To Raise $1 Billion

Social media gaming company Zynga this week is expected to begin trading its shares publicly. It plans to sell 100 million shares — each one priced anywhere from $8.50 to $10. Zynga's initial public offering is expected be the largest technology IPO since Google's in 2004.
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iNukeBoom Is One Big Boombox

As a publicity stunt, audio company Behringer has come out with an 8-foot wide by 4-foot high iPod docking station. It weighs 700 pounds and costs $30,000.

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