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Cable Companies Are Among The Most Hated Industries In U.S.

A new survey of cable, satellite and other TV providers shows Time-Warner Cable gets the lowest marks for consumer satisfaction.
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These Days A Penny Doesn't Buy Very Much

The penny occupies a strange spot in our economy — it's worth almost nothing. Our Planet Money Team goes on an expedition through the streets of Manhattan to find something they can buy for one cent.
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Koch Brothers' Group Tries To Derail Detroit Bankruptcy Deal

State lawmakers are debating bills that would give Detroit about $200 million as part of a larger aid package. Many Republicans are balking at the deal after threats of political retribution.
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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

The plastic beads in some face soaps look a lot like fish food when they end up in the water. Two states are close to banning the beads, which researchers say can spread toxins through the food chain.
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Double Trouble For Coffee: Drought And Disease Send Prices Up

Coffee prices have spiked this year because of drought in Brazil and a disease that's crippling coffee production in parts of Central America. Coffee traders says prices could rise to $3 a pound.
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Royal Caribbean Offers 5-Week-Long U.S.-To-China Cruise

The one-time voyage is meant to inaugurate the company's new Quantum of the Seas, a 1,142-foot vessel that will hail from Shanghai.
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Big Deals: We Charted Billion-Dollar Tech Buyouts Since 2002

Lately, there have been so many big technology acquisitions in the headlines that it's hard to keep them straight. Check out our visualization of the most notable tech takeovers of recent years.
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In Layoff Announcement, NPR Says It Will End 'Tell Me More'

National Public Radio has eliminated 28 positions and plans to end the program "Tell Me More." The moves come as the network continues its attempt to eliminate budget deficits.
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North Carolina Union Seeks To Enlist College Athletes

The move comes two months after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that athletes at Northwestern University are school employees and therefore are entitled to form a union.
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NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions

The moves come as part of the network's effort to eliminate budget deficits. Tell Me More host Michel Martin will remain with NPR.

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