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Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

With 18 craft breweries, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. Now the city is getting an infusion of new suds and cash as large, out-of-state breweries build facilities nearby.
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Book News: Amazon Defends Tough Negotiating Tactics

The retailer has been in a spat with the publisher Hachette. Also: Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is writing an adaptation of Hamlet; Hillary Clinton released the "author's note" to her memoir.
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Can Employers Dump Workers On Health Exchanges? Yes, For A Price

A recent IRS rule bars employers from offering workers tax-free subsidies to buy policies. But a company could still cancel its plan and leave workers to buy individual policies on the marketplaces.
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When College Isn't Worth It

Higher education always pays off. Except if you do these three things.
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Google's New Car Lacks A Steering Wheel (And Brakes)

The tech company built three prototypes from scratch, creating compact cars that look like they're on an extreme no-options diet. For now, their top speed is 25 mph.
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Reverse Food Truck Caters To Hunger Relief Programs

This summer in Minnesota's Twin Cities, a new kind of food truck is on the streets. Instead of selling food, this truck is collecting it and giving it to people who need it.
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Designer Of New York City Subway Map Dies

Massimo Vignelli's map was in use from 1972 to 1979. The Italian-born Vignelli also worked on the original branding for American Airlines. He was 83.
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World Trade Center Developer Wants Loan Guarantees To Resume Project

The landlords at 1 World Trade Center dropped the rent because the building is more than 40 percent vacant. That raises questions about 3 World Trade Center, which is still under construction.
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Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce

After nearly 50 years of tight regulations, farmers in some states are now allowed to grow hemp seeds for experimentation. But it's still illegal to import viable seeds — which are in high demand.
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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.

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