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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.
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One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.
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Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

The boom has brought unexpected prosperity — and many new problems — to Cotulla. It's in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale area, which has quickly become the nation's No. 2 oil-producing region.
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GM To Take $1.3 Billion Charge Linked To Recall

The announcement comes on the same day that the automaker said it was suspending two engineers linked to the ignition switch defect that triggered the recall.
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What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.
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Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.
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Wonk Week In Washington: When Briefings Are Better Than Blossoms

Let the tourists stare at the cherry blossoms. This week, with its World Bank and IMF meetings, is for the true, serious wonks who just can't get enough of lecture halls and soggy hors d'oeuvres.
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Mon Dieu! No More Work Email At Home For Some French Workers

Under new rules, about 1 million tech workers and consultants will be required to switch off their work phones outside office hours.
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The Story Flips: Burger King Says It Isn't Moving Into Crimea

A Russian franchisee had said the fast-food empire was looking to extend its rule into the disputed territory. Now, the company says stories about those comments were overdone.
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Weekly Jobless Claims Drop To Near 7-Year Low

There were 300,000 applications filed last week. That's the fewest since May 2007. Economists say the data are another sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.

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