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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Beats Profit Forecasts

News Corp — which publishes The Wall Street Journal — posted gains in its digital real estate and book publishing services. Still, the company is hampered with declining advertising revenues at its newspaper businesses.
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AOL Blames Obamacare For Changes To Retirement Benefits

Tech giant AOL is trimming its employee retirement benefits. It will stop depositing matching funds into employee 401(k) accounts each pay period. Instead it will make one annual lump-sum deposit at the beginning of the year. The company blames costs associated with the Affordable Care Act.
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Designer Wants Your 'Social Currency' Instead Of Cash

At Marc Jacobs' new pop-up shop in Manhattan, no cash is necessary. In exchange for Facebook posts, tweets and Instagram photos, customers can get goodies from the designer like necklaces, perfumes and purses. The shop is only open this weekend to coincide with the start of New York Fashion Week.
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Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services

As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money, a new report suggests a way to add to its bottom line: offer banklike services, such as a cash card that would allow customers to load their paychecks and pay bills online. The idea is to provide services that are now unavailable in many communities.
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Food Industry Groups Say They'll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren't labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.
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Even As Dairy Industry Booms, There Are Fewer And Fewer Farms

In the past decade, half of the dairy farms in the U.S. have gone out of business, but thanks to technological advances and selective breeding, the dairy industry is more efficient than ever. It produces 20 percent more milk than it did ten years ago. Harvest Public Media's Abbie Fentress Swanson reports that economists are even predicting that U.S. farmers will export an unprecedented amount of dairy products this year. Still, this ramped-up production has made it difficult for smaller operations to compete.
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Another SAC Manager Found Guilty Of Insider Trading

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund, was found guilty of helping his employer reap hundreds of millions dollars in illegal profits.
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Author: When It Comes To High-Speed Internet, U.S. 'Falling Way Behind'

The U.S. needs to start treating the Internet like electricity or railroads, law professor and author Susan Crawford says. "We can't create a level playing field for all Americans or indeed compete on the world stage without having some form of government involvement," she says.
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Most Smokers Don't Buy Their Cigarettes At CVS

The CVS drugstore chain's decision to stop selling tobacco products drew praise as an important public health step. But, we wondered, how many people buy cigarettes at drugstores? Not as many as we thought.
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Subway Phasing Out Bread Additive After Blogger Flags Health Concerns

Just a few days after a food blogger created a buzz with an online petition raising questions about the safety of a food additive commonly used in commercial baking, sandwich giant Subway has announced plans to phase it out of its fresh-baked breads.

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