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Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92

As co-founder of the Ford modeling agency, she was instrumental in promoting such superstars as Lauren Hutton and Christie Brinkley.
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Samsung Faces Allegation That A Chinese Supplier Used Child Labor

But the South Korean electronics company's own recent report on conditions at about 100 Chinese suppliers' factories found no child labor, though it did find other violations.
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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.
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Owed Billions By Venezuela, Airlines Cut Back On Flights There

American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.
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Fed May End Bond-Buying Program In October

Federal Reserve officials signaled on Wednesday that they will likely wind down their program known as quantitative easing in October, according to minutes released from their June policy meeting.
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Rejoice! Chocodiles Are Back

For years, the chocolate-covered Twinkies were only available in selected markets. In June, the company got a new CEO, and this week Hostess announced the return of the Chocodile.
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Flood Plan Leaves Clarksville, Mo., Residents On Their Own

The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.
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Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.
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Detroit Shuts Off Water As It Tries To Collect Millions Owed

This year, 17,000 customers have had their water shut off because of late payments. Residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.
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An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit

The estate of John "Duke" Wayne and Duke University are fighting over commercial use of their shared name. Although the actor was always known as Duke, nicknames don't have much standing in court.

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