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Shifting Retail Landscape Tilts Support For Online Sales Tax

The U.S. Senate seems ready to let states collect sales tax from more online retailers. Support for the measure has increased as businesses have converged their online and offline sales. "We're looking for consistency" in how taxes are collected, says the owner of a St. Louis pet store chain.
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These Days, More And More Chinese Have Driven A Ford Lately

For years Ford was an also-ran in China, but it has ambitious plans to change that. Last year, sales in China were up more than 30 percent, and the Ford Focus was the country's best-selling car.
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Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee

From handpicking to sorting, it's women's hands that take on much of the labor involved in producing coffee around the world. New initiatives are empowering women to reap more of the financial rewards.
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Lady Gaga Writing A New Song Is Like A Factory Investing In A New Machine

The government is about to change the way it accounts for the economic value of music and movies.
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Redesigned $100 Bill To Go Into Circulation After Long Delay

The new note, delayed for three years because of printing problems, will include a new 3-D security stripe and a color-shifting image of the Liberty Bell.
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Help Wanted, But Only Part Time

In today's economy, many people in search of work can only find part-time jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds the number of 'involuntary' part-time workers has doubled since 2006. Host Michel Martin talks about what this means for the workplace and the economy, with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy.

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