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Smithfield Deal Highlights China's Reliance On U.S. Farmers

A Chinese food company is buying Virginia-based Smithfield Foods in a deal valued at $4.7 billion. It's being called the largest acquisition of a U.S. company by a Chinese buyer, but the deal will likely face close scrutiny.
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Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market

Residents were outraged when The Times-Picayune cut its paper-and-ink edition to three days a week to focus on its website. Now the paper is facing a new competitor for the local media market — one based 80 miles away.
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Online Currency Exchanges Hide Traces Of Money As It Moves

Melissa Block talks to Kara Scannell, U.S. regulatory correspondent with the Financial Times about the case officials are calling the largest online money-laundering case in history, involving the currency exchange, Liberty Reserve.
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What's Under Youngstown May Help What's On Top

City leaders in Youngstown, Ohio, are hoping that by leasing land to drilling companies, they might generate funds to demolish vacant homes and buildings. Some refer to this as "frackmolishing," and opponents worry the drilling will cause environmental damage.

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