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Investors' Funds Are Recovering, But Not Their Nerves

Retirement accounts have finally recovered the ground they lost when the stock market started crashing in 2008. But they have lost five years' worth of gains. So millions of small investors are doubting the old adage "invest for the long haul."
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Evaporated Cane Juice: Sugar In Disguise?

Some food companies are using the term "evaporated cane juice" on their ingredients list instead of sugar. But the Food and Drug Administration says the term can mislead consumers into thinking it's not sugar, and has advised companies not to use it.
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Google's Stock Drops After Premature Release; 'PendingLarry' Goes Viral

The company's third-quarter earnings news, which isn't so great, was mistakenly posted hours before it was supposed to be made public. Now, the release's note that it's "PENDING LARRY QUOTE" has folks making fun of what it is CEO Larry Page might want to say.
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Jobless Claims Take Sharp Jump: Rose By 46,000 Last Week

The increase put claims back in the range they've been stuck in all year. The previous week's sharp drop may have been due in part to changes in the way some seasonal changes in employment are reported.
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'Newsweek' Kills Its Print Edition

A dwindling subscriber base for the weekly magazine, and growing interest in its online partnership with The Daily Beast, is leading to creation of Newsweek Global, an "all-digital publication."
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Sheldon Adelson Shakes Up Israeli Newspaper Market

Two of Israel's oldest newspapers are having a tough time competing financially with one that was established by U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and is being given away free of charge. Adelson is a strong supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the paper is nicknamed the "Bibi Press."
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E.U. Summitt To Discuss Currency Commission

European Union leaders will discuss how better to integrate their budgets and banks at a two-day summit that begins in Brussels Thursday. The most controversial proposal comes from the German finance minister, who wants the body to appoint a currency commission with the power to veto budgets of eurozone states.
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Japan's Softbank CEO Demonstrates Appetite For Risk

Earlier this week, a Japanese company announced a $20 billion bid for a majority stake in Sprint Nextel, America's third-largest mobile carrier. The deal was launched by the CEO of Softbank — an executive who says he has a "300-year business plan," and who is fond of making investments his peers call "crazy."

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