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GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.
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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.
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Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.
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Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 is getting his or her pay docked for not paying debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.
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Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.
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Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.
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App Provides A New Way To Make A Tough Decision

If you are contemplating an agonizing choice, try Cloverpop. It's an app that asks you a series of questions about the decision you're trying to make, and assigns a value to each response.
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Netflix Expands Into France

But the welcome so far has not been a warm one for the video-streaming giant. Media outlets in France are complaining that the California-based company will erode French culture.
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Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?
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How Should The Media Handle Beheading Videos?

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with the Poynter Institute's Kelly McBride about the ethical issues raised by media organizations showing the killings of hostages by Islamic Militants.

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