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Investing In Citizenship: For The Rich, A Road To The U.S.

The road can be long and difficult for some wanting to immigrate to the U.S. For those with money to spend, though, there's a different path. The EB-5 visa program offers green cards in exchange for investment in U.S. businesses. Rich immigrants can live the American dream, but what does the U.S. get in return?
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Vigor, Brain Power And Other Health Claims From Coke's Advertising Past

The current debate over the truthiness of Coca-Cola's new anti-obesity message reminded us that, more than a century ago, the company actually branded itself a maker of "medicinal tonic." Let's take a trip through Coke's early advertising history.
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Japan's Economic Plan May Be Bad News For Everyone Else

New measures designed to flood the country's economy with money are raising concerns of a "currency war." As Japan devalues the yen, will other nations have to follow suit?
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Spain's Strapped Towns Look To Churches For Cash

Alcalá de Henares is re-evaluating the status of hundreds of church holdings that have been exempt from paying property tax for hundreds of years.
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Free Breast Pumps And The Cost Of Health Care

Health insurers are now required to pay for breast pumps. What will that mean for health care costs?
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Exxon More Golden Than Apple Again

Apple stock has dropped sharply since it announced earnings that disappointed analysts. Now the tech tastemaker is paying another price, losing its crown as the world's most valuable company to Exxon Mobil. Exxon's market capitalization totaled $417 billion Friday, $4 billion more than Apple's.
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Sales Of New Homes Fell In December, But Were Up Sharply In 2012

There were an estimated 367,000 new homes sold last year, up 19.9 percent from the 306,000 sold in 2011. The dip in December isn't being seen as a sign that the recovery has gone off track.

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