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What Glenn Greenwald Could Gain From New Media Venture

The journalist who broke the story about the U.S. government's surveillance program is leaving The Guardian to work with eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The structure of media site is still unknown, but Greenwald has called the move a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity."
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Unleashed On Halloween, Monster Cereals Haunt Hoarders

Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry first went on sale in the early 1970s, but since 2010, they've only been available during the Halloween season. The scarcity has created a frenzy, with nostalgic parents stocking up on the sweet cereals.
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JPMorgan Strikes Tentative $13B Mortgages Settlement

Multiple news outlets, including NPR, have been told that the bank and the Justice Department are zeroing in on that figure. At that level, the settlement would be the largest in U.S. history.
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Calculating The Worth Of The Redskins Brand

The name of Washington's football team has been hotly debated: criticized for being a racial slur but defended but the team's owner as actually being a kind of tribute to Native Americans. Host Scott Simon talks to Forbes senior editor Kurt Badenhausen about the economics of the Washington Redskins brand.
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Business Leaders Decry The Economic Cost Of Uncertainty

Several new studies show the political battles in Washington have been seriously hurting companies and workers. Some economists estimate that over the past few years, partisan standoffs have been stunting growth to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars — and close to a million jobs.
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'It Takes A Crisis': How '73 Embargo Fueled Change In U.S.

When Saudia Arabia cut off direct oil shipments to the U.S. 40 years ago, the country was thrown into shock. Calls for energy independence grew louder. The U.S. is now producing more of its own oil and natural gas than ever, but the commitment to efficiency has been uneven.
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Credit Cards Under Pressure To Police Online Expression

The Web is full of sites promoting views that many find offensive — and often, those sites do business with credit card companies. Some advocacy groups are pressuring Visa and MasterCard to end those relationships, but others worry these campaigns will have a chilling effect on free speech online.
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Google's Stock Closes Above $1,000

It joins a rare club, including Priceline.com and Seaboard, which processes hogs and turkeys. The stock climbed 14 percent on good news about the search giant's advertising business.
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Economists Await Shutdown-Delayed Jobs Report

Thanks to the shutdown, economists are flying blind without government data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will finally release the September jobs report on Tuesday, more than two weeks after it was slated to come out.
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A Fight Over Vineyards Pits Redwoods Against Red Wine

Environmental groups in Northern California are suing to stop a winery from leveling 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines. As climate change heats up California's interior valley, the wine industry is creeping toward the coast, where majestic redwoods grow.

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