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Study: Glass Ceiling True For Female White Collar Criminals

A new study suggests female white collar crooks face the same barriers as their law abiding counterparts in the corporate world. A team of researchers from Penn State studied the involvement of women in recent corporate fraud cases. It found women held inferior positions in criminal conspiracies, and profited significantly less from their misdeeds.
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GM Looks To China To Boost Car Sales

General Motors set a July sales record in China. That country is already the most important auto market in the world. It could be where GM maintains global dominance.
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Jeff Bezos To Buy 'Washington Post' From Graham Family

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and its sister papers. The Graham family, which controlled the Post for eight decades, is selling the flagship paper.
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Ski Resorts Find Ways To Stay Busy When There's No Snow

In an effort to make money year-round, ski resort companies in the West offer attractions like mountain biking and hiking during the summer months. These attractions help resorts bounce back to pre-recession numbers and offer year-round jobs for resort workers.
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Dredging South Carolina's Rivers For Long-Forgotten Timber

Dense forests of old-growth pines and cypress once blanketed South Carolina. As farming spread, nearly all the state's virgin trees were logged, but some sank into rivers en route to the sawmills. Now, some entrepreneurs are raising the preserved trees from the muck — and selling them for big money.
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On The Road With Max And Dave: A Tax Overhaul Tour

Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp skip much of Washington's formality when they're out traveling the country to try to drum up support for simplifying the tax code. They want to convince Americans — and their colleagues in Congress — that it's possible, and worth it.
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In Bezos' Purchase Of 'Post', Tech And Media Keep Melding

Jeff Bezos, a tech titan and Amazon founder, purchased a venerable newspaper, The Washington Post. Another tech titan's recent purchase of a magazine — The New Republic — may offer some insight about the path forward.
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Trade Case Puts Apple In Washington's Sights

Apple has been notoriously disinterested in Washington politics. But two recent decisions coming from the Obama administration — one involving iPhones, the other dealing with e-books — indicate that Washington is increasingly interested in Apple.
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The Washington Post: Sold

Late Monday, The Washington Post Co. announced it will sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos. We explore how the change will affect the local and national media environment.

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Data Dive Finds Doctors For Rent

Doctors in states where corruption is more common appear more likely to be influenced by drug company payments than those in states with fewer corruption-related crimes. Male doctors, overall, appear more likely to be swayed by drug industry payments than their female colleagues.

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