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Sequester Scorecard: A Month Later, Effects Still Up In Air

Automatic federal budget cuts that kicked in March 1 have had little initial impact in many parts of the government. In a few programs, however, the effect has been real and painful as the government has begun cutting $85 billion from its spending through the end of September.
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Is The Company Behind Rodman's Korea Visit The Future Of Media?

Brooklyn-based Vice Media has gone from a small Canadian magazine to figuring out the holy grail of media: how to capture an international audience of aloof 18- to 24-year-olds. From magazines to the Web to film, Vice's CEO says, "We do it weirder, and we do it younger, and we do it in a different way and in a different voice."
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NYC's Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand 'Living Wages'

Fast-food workers in New York City are on strike for the second time in six months, demanding higher wages that they can live on. Workers complain that $7.25 an hour, New York's current minimum wage, is not enough to live in the city.
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Reports: Hewlett-Packard's Chairman Will Step Aside

Raymond Lane will stay on the board, but two other directors, John Hammergren and G. Kennedy Thompson, will resign.
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NBC Has More Problems Than Just 'Tonight Show' Hosts

NBC announced Wednesday that Jimmy Fallon will take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next spring. But NBC has a raft of other problems including a rocky ride in prime time. Plus, it fell from first place last fall to fifth in February — behind not just the other broadcast networks but the Spanish language Univision.
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Previous Owner Revisits Home Lost To Foreclosure

Bank foreclosures often force people out of their homes. Some houses re-sell, and new people move in. Five years ago, NPR's Emily Harris bought a house that sold in foreclosure. An evening ring at her doorbell led her to meet the person who had lived there before.
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Enron's Jeffrey Skilling May Be Negotiating An Early Release

Skilling was sentenced to 24 years in jail for his role in the spectacular collapse of the energy company Enron.
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Hello, My Name Is Porterhouse Chop. I Used To Be 'Pork Chop'

What's in a name? More sales, hopes the pork industry. This summer, pork producers are rolling out new names for pork cuts that borrow from the nomenclature for beef. It's part of an effort to add pizzazz to pork and raise awareness of better ways to cook it.
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New Mortgage Program Helps Cambodia's Poor Find Better Homes

An innovative new loan program in Cambodia targeting low-income residents is a throwback to the days when bankers got to know their customers — and trusted them.
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Google Sells Guidebook Brand Back To Frommer

After buying the company last year, Google decided to stop printing Frommer's travel guides. The founder of the brand now says Google has agreed to sell the company back to him. Arthur Frommer says he will continue to print the travel guides — in addition to publishing them electronically.

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