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What Happens When The Pace Of Startups Slows Down

New businesses normally create many of the new jobs in the American economy. But since the financial crisis, the pace of business formation has slowed sharply. Some economists worry that with fewer companies forming for 5 years now, that's going to stunt job growth for years more to come.
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Prosecutors Press Case In 'News Of The World' Phone-Tapping Trial

At the Old Bailey Courthouse in London Wednesday, the prosecution laid out the case against former journalists of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World.
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Here's What You Need To Know About Obamacare And Your Health Plan

The latest complaints about the health law center around the question of whether you can keep your current health plan if you like it. There actually are rules associated with the law that try to protect that right. Here's a primer on those rules.
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Fed, Citing A Still-Struggling Economy, Will Keep Buying Bonds

Federal Reserve policymakers wrapped up their two-day October meeting Wednesday by announcing that they will maintain the Fed's $85 billion per month bond purchase program. The central bank's statement said that conditions in the labor market have "improved" and inflation is modest. But, in explaining the decision to maintain the stimulus, the statement pointed to a slowing housing market and said that fiscal policy is "restraining economic growth."
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Business Leader Sees Uncertainty, Increased Costs In Health Law

Against the backdrop of big uncertainties business are facing — everything from the future of fed policy and leadership and gridlock in Washington to the effects of Obamacare, inflation and unemployment — Robert Siegel talks with Pat Meyer, president and CEO of windows and doors maker Pella Corporation for an on-the-ground sense of how businesses see these uncertain economic times.
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Soylent: An Offbeat Food Idea Investors Are Taking Seriously

Inventor Rob Rhinehart has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for his powdered food alternative. He and his investors say there's a big market for his product: time- and cash-strapped people currently living on takeout.
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Why The Fed Decided Not To Change Course

Gas prices are down sharply. Grocery costs haven't budged lately. Meanwhile, the housing recovery is slowing. Amid evidence of continued sluggishness in the economy, the Federal Reserve says it's not ready yet to end its easy-money policy.
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For Now, Fed Will Stand Firm On Bond Buying

The Federal Reserve says it needs more evidence of a sustained recovery before halting or tapering off its bond-buying program.
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To Keep Your Attention, Airline Safety Videos Up Their Game

Airlines know well that frequent fliers tune out the familiar in-flight safety messages. These new efforts to present funny-yet-informative safety videos are getting some well-deserved attention.
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Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

Documents obtained from NSA leaker Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials reveal the program, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

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