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Boeing Is Flying High With Latest Earnings

The aircraft maker Boeing says its latest quarterly earnings rose a surprising 13 percent this quarter, despite all the troubles with the new 787 Dreamliner. The outlook is less rosy for another big U.S. manufacturer: Caterpillar, the heavy machinery maker.
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As Obama Renews Jobs Push, How Is The Economy Doing?

President Obama is launching an effort to renew focus on job creation for the middle class, at a time when many Americans think the country is still in a recession. While the economy continues to improve, weakness lingers — especially in the job market.
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Online Marketers Take Note Of Brains Wired For Rewards

Are you addicted to technology? Do you check email obsessively, tweet without restraint or post on Facebook during Thanksgiving dinner? Many techies and marketers are tapping into powerful reward mechanisms in our brain to make their products as compelling and profitable as possible.
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Being In The Minority Can Cost You And Your Company

Social scientists recently made an interesting discovery: The wage gap between blacks and whites (working identical jobs) varies greatly by location.
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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids' Meals And Toys

Kids' meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald's. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids' meals.
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Steve Cohen Fights Back Against Claims Of Insider Trading

Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused SAC founder, Steven Cohen of negligence. The complaint alleges Cohen failed to supervise employees the SEC believes were engaged in insider trading. On Tuesday, Cohen and SAC fired back.
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Howard Buffett Battles Hunger, Armed With Money And Science

Warren Buffett's son, Howard, is using his foundation, stocked with $2 billion of his father's money, to address hunger in the U.S., as well as globally. He's trying to use his farming experience to help farmers be more productive and to get more food into the hands of those who need it most.
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See The 10 States With The Fastest Internet Connections

Vermont, New Hampshire and Delaware top the list of states with fastest average connection speeds, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report.
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Budgeting 101

Financial advisors say budgeting is essential to achieving financial prosperity. Yet only 1 in 3 Americans have a detailed budget, according to a recent poll. Host Michel Martin speaks with finance expert Louis Barajas for tips on how to build a budget that actually works.
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Part-Time Work On The Rise, But Is That A Good Thing?

The number of part-time workers has roughly doubled in the last few years. For most of those employees, that means short hours, erratic schedules and low pay. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax, and fast-food worker Amere Graham, about the high costs of part-time work.

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