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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.
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Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At 93

S. Truett Cathy's Chick-fil-A has now grown to $5 billion in annual sales, and its stores still close on Sundays, reflecting its founder's religious beliefs.
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Electrolux To Buy General Electric's Appliance Business

In taking on GE appliances, Electrolux will more than double its home appliance sales in the U.S. As part of the deal, Electrolux will continue using the GE appliances brand for that product line.
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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.
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Some Perspective As Ocean City's Summer Season Winds Down

In a summer punctuated by headlines about pole dancing street performers, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan says that, all things considered, it went pretty well for the resort town.

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Will Apple Sell A Smart Wallet For Your Smartphone?

Rumors are swirling about the unveiling of the newest iPhone this Tuesday. But will it be enough to keep Apple at the top of the pack? NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.
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China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Blue Jeans Losing Their Grip On American Hips

Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven't hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.
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In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies

Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.
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Tech Week That Was: So Many Hacks, So Little Time

There's a consistent thread in the tech news dominating all our attention this week — stolen data. We tried to add a little context to the coverage.

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