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A Business Incubator Gives Funding And Jobs To Vets

A new group called VETransfer is helping veterans start their own businesses by connecting entrepreneurs to financing. Many of them hope to later hire other veterans if things go well. "They volunteered to fight for what we have here — and them coming back unemployed isn't fair," one vet says.
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A Sigh Of Relief For A Rebounding Shopping Center

One strip mall in Phoenix was foreclosed on in March, but things have turned around quickly since then. Although it was a big commitment for smaller store owners to move in without the critical large anchor store the complex needed, things are paying off after a gym and popular restaurant came in.
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Steering The Eurozone Through A Rising Storm

On Nov. 1, the European Central Bank will have a new president. Mario Draghi, currently head of Italy's Central Bank, is an American-educated economist with impeccable international credentials. But little is known about the man who will be called on to steer the central bank through the rising Eurozone storm.
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Newspaper Association Banks On Smart Being Sexy

"Smart is sexy" is the tagline for a new ad campaign the Newspaper Association of America just rolled out. The Internet has stolen readers and advertising dollars from newspapers, which are still trying to find a way to be profitable. Visits to newspaper websites are up over the past year, but the association wants to seduce more readers.
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FedEx Expects Surge In Holiday Shipping, Hiring

The Memphis-based shipping giant has boosted its domestic shipping forecast for the holiday season and says it will hire more seasonal employees than it did last year to help handle the shipments.
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More Bad News For Netflix: 800,000 Customers Lost

First there was the price change, which drove away customers. Then there was a botched attempt to split the company in two — DVDs and streaming. Netflix pulled back after a big backlash. Now, Wall Street is digesting the damage. Netflix announced it lost more than 800,000 customers in the most recent quarter. The company did report a nearly 50 percent jump in revenue over last year.

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