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European Parliaments Next To Approve Cyprus Deal

Finance ministers from European countries that use the euro approved a last-minute bailout for Cyprus to keep its banking system from collapsing. The $13 billion deal came after tense negotiations during which the Cypriot president threatened to resign.
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Cypriots Quetion E.U.'s Motives Behind Bailout

Cyprus has secured a $13 billion package of rescue loans in tense, last-ditch negotiations. Some in Cyprus question whether the E.U. wanted Cyprus' recently discovered natural gas reserves or big bank deposits to go to German banks.
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Free Tax Help Protects Low-Income Filers From Pricey Loans

As this year's tax deadline approaches, hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans are relying on free services to help with returns. The services are an alternative to schemes that often prey on people who need quick cash.
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Supreme Court Hears 'Pay To Delay' Pharmaceutical Case

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case worth billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies and American consumers. The issue is whether brand-name drug manufacturers may pay generic drug manufacturers to keep their cheaper products off the market.
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Budget Cuts To Shut Down Six D.C. Area Airport Towers

Six towers will close starting early next month as the federal agency trims millions of dollars from its budget because of the ongoing battle in Congress.

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March Madness: Good For Fans, Bad For Business

No matter what team wins, employers are losing out. A recent study estimated the NCAA Division I men's college basketball tournament has already cost American companies at least $134 million in the first two days alone.
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Former QB Drew Bledsoe Becomes Unlikely Lobbyist For Interstate Wine Sales

Robert Siegel speaks with former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe. In retirement, Bledsoe has taken up winemaking in his home state of Washington — but a Massachusetts law banning wine shipments to residents is preventing some of his former fans from becoming customers. This week, Bledsoe traveled to the Massachusetts Statehouse to support a bill that would change that.
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HBO: Programming Could Be Sold Directly Through Internet Providers

The television network's CEO, Richard Plepler, says the company is mulling over a move that could end-run the cable companies.

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