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Top Foreign Real Estate Buyers In Miami Are Brazilians

Brazilians are helping shape a new condo boom that caters to foreign buyers. More than 20 residential condo projects are underway in South Florida — all with Brazilians and other foreign buyers in mind.
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Eurozone Shows Signs Of Economic Improvement

Economic indicators suggest the recession is over in the eurozone. It will, however, take time and stronger growth to reverse the high unemployment in many countries. Politicians are hailing the figures as an end to the grim years.
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Does More Vacation Mean Happier Workers?

August means many parts of the world are virtually shut down with many workers off on summer holiday. A recent blog post in The Atlantic took on the question: Does more vacation mean happier workers? Some data suggests not so much.
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Feds Sue To Block Proposed Airline Merger

The U.S. Justice Department is suing to stop the proposed merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. The government says the merger would hurt competition and raise costs for consumers.
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Why Steinway Is Likely To Be Sold To A Hedge Fund Manager

Steinway Musical Instruments is on the auction block and a mystery bidder, rumored to be hedge fund manager John Paulson, appears to have the winning bid at $458 million. Ilya Marritz explains why the fairly healthy company is seeking a buyout in the first place.
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Listeria Outbreak Still Haunts Colorado's Cantaloupe Growers

The contaminated fruit that killed 33 people and sickened at least 147 others in 2011 came from a farm 90 miles from Rocky Ford, Colo. But the town's many melon farmers took a huge hit nonetheless, and are still trying to convince the public their cantaloupes are safe.
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Brazilians Flood To U.S. On Massive Shopping Sprees

Growing numbers of Brazilians are visiting the U.S.; last year, they spent $9 billion. It's a sign of a changing Brazil — more affluent, more outward looking. Most of those getting visas to the U.S. are going to shop or do business, and the economic impact has been palpable.
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DOJ Suit Seen Delaying, Not Killing Big Airline Merger

The Justice Department's opposition to the merger of US Airways and American Airlines stunned industry analysts, but many predict the $11 billion deal will eventually win approval. Some industry watchers see the government's lawsuit as a tactic to force American Airlines to surrender routes and slots.
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DOJ Tries To Block Airline Merger With Antitrust Suit

The proposed merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines ran into major turbulence on Tuesday as the Justice Department and six state attorneys general filed an antitrust suit aimed at blocking the deal. Justice Department officials said the merger would eliminate competition and put consumers at risk of higher prices.
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Lawmakers, Banking Regulators Take On Bitcoin

The New York Department of Financial Services has issued subpoenas to several companies using the virtual currency Bitcoin for more information on how they do business. Audie Cornish talks to Jerry Brito, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, about the complications of regulating digital money.

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