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Japanese Whiskey Teases U.S. Consumers By Playing Hard To Get

Japanese whiskey-makers are protective of their product and want the prized spirit to be consumed a certain way. In Japan, that means serving it with particular foods and diluting it with pure water.
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Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption

The U.S. spy agency breaks codes but also lobbies private IT companies to leave backdoors into their products. The revelations are the latest from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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The World Capital Of Counterfeit Dollars

Making fake dollars is big business in Peru, where counterfeiters hire people to finish each bill by hand.
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Yah-New! Did Yahoo Hit The Mark With Its Logo Change?

The goal was to create something whimsical, sophisticated and fresh, CEO Marissa Mayer says. Is it an improvement, something worse or not that much different?
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Job Growth Cooled A Bit In August, Report Signals

An employment survey shows 176,000 more jobs on private employers' payrolls. The increase was less than July's estimated 198,000 gain. Meanwhile, the number of first-time claims for jobless benefits dipped last week and remain near a five-year low.
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Don't Let Death Interfere With Your Need For Music

A Swedish firm is selling coffins loaded with speakers and a Spotify music account to stream songs six feet under. The package costs $30,000.
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Data Marketing Critics Check Out What's Written About Them

Companies that collect and sell information about you are usually pretty secretive. But one of the biggest is now allowing consumers to look themselves up. Acxiom Corporation has set up the website: AboutTheData.com.
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U.S. Auto Sales Accelerate To Pre-Recession Levels

New car sales jumped 17 percent to 1.5 million in August, their highest level in more than six years. Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Honda, Chrysler and General Motors all posted double-digit gains over last August.
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Under Dust And Rust, 'New' Classic Cars Go Up For Auction

A long-closed car dealership in Nebraska will soon auction more than 500 classic cars, many with fewer than 10 miles on the odometer. Though time has taken a toll on many on the block, in some ways the cars are brand new. Some still have plastic on the seats and the price sticker on the window.
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S&P Accuses U.S. Of Suing To Retaliate For Credit Downgrade

Defending itself from a U.S. lawsuit, S&P said the government was punishing it for exercising its free speech.

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