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Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
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When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From?

Ikea plans to raise its minimum hourly wage to $10.76. Where will the money come from to pay for the raise?
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Hottest Burger In Britain Burns 2 Journalists

Two journalists from a newspaper in Brighton, England, went to the hospital after sampling the Hot Chili Burger. The heat is in the sauce, which is rated about 3,000 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
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Economy Hurts Young Adults Looking For Their First Job

Youth unemployment is double the national rate. Renee Montagne talks to Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege Inc. and Courtney Hawkins of the Federation Employment & Guidance Service Bronx Youth Center.
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FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.
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World Cup Broadcasting Rights Pay Off For ESPN, Univision

Renee Montagne talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about the business of watching the World Cup. It's been a boon for ESPN and Univision even with limited advertising during the games.
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Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks

Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.
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A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

LG's KizON wristband lets you keep tabs on your child. But some experts say such devices send the wrong message about the world we live in. And the gadgets raise questions about kids' privacy rights.
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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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