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J.C. Penney Wins Legal Fight Over Martha Stewart

An appeals court in New York will allow J.C. Penney to continue selling a new line of housewares designed by Martha Stewart. The ruling nixes an attempt by Macy's to obtain an order that would block Penney from selling the collection. In other Martha Stewart news, she has joined the dating site Match.com in search of romantic adventure.
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Jaron Lanier: "Who Owns The Future?"

Companies like Google and Facebook are estimated to be worth billions of dollars. A technology pioneer on why the middle class has been left out of the boom.

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'Downton Abbey' Expands Into Merchandising

CNBC reports the costume drama, set in England, will soon launch a line of fashion, furniture, wallpaper and beauty products.
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Apple Sells Bonds

On Tuesday, Apple sold $17 billion worth of bonds which is a new industry record. Apple issued the bonds to take advantage of low interest rates as it prepares to make a payout of $100 billion to shareholders by 2015.
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Why An Immigration Deal Won't Solve The Farmworker Shortage

Many farmers are cheering government proposals to give thousands of seasonal farmworkers a path to legal status. But even if the bill passes, it won't solve the long-term trend of fewer migrants coming north to work on U.S. farms. Farmers will instead have to learn how to do more with less immigrant labor.
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Factory Audits And Safety Don't Always Go Hand In Hand

One way Western brands have responded to consumer concerns about unsafe working conditions in foreign countries is to create an elaborate system of independent auditors. Despite that, incidents still happen. Last week a building collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 400 people.

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