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Out Like A Bull: 2013 Was A Banner Year For Wall Street

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 26.5 percent, the S&P Index rose 29.6 percent and the Nasdaq jumped 38 percent.
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Here's How Young Farmers Looking For Land Are Getting Creative

Across the country, there's a wave of interest in local food, and a new generation of young farmers wants to grow it. But many aren't buying land. Instead, they're renting it.
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The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

In 2012, "massive open online courses" were lauded as the most important trend in higher education. But this year, educators and even students rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning. Two of the biggest MOOCs say they're making big changes in how they deliver their classes in 2014.
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Boeing Soars Despite A Turbulent 2013

The airplane manufacturer was one of the stock market's best performers this year, despite battery problems that grounded its entire fleet of new 787s for more than three months. But a labor dispute involving its largest union could have some Boeing customers looking to competitor Airbus for new planes.
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2013 Was A Tremendous Year...At Least For The Stock Market

Stocks in the U.S. had a banner year with all the major indexes finishing with better than 20 percent returns.
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Cabbing Home From That New Year's Party? Expect To Pay A Premium

Planning on celebrating the New Year? If you are worried about driving home and plan to take a cab, you'll have plenty of competition. Cab fares soar during the first few hours of a new year, and then come back to normal around 3 a.m.
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Local Brewery Has Starbucks Frothing Over Stout's Name

The giant coffee chain sent a cease-and-desist letter to the owner of Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Missouri. Starbucks told the pub to stop referring to one of its dark, frothy beers as "the frappicino." Starbucks noted it sounds a lot like its trademarked frozen coffee drink.
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Electricity Use Drops In U.S. For 3rd Year In A Row

According to the U.S. Energy Department, the drop is because big household appliances are more efficient than ever. The department also predicts home electricity use will continue to fall in 2014.
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Commercial Drone Testing Sites Chosen By FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration has picked six states which will get to test unmanned aerial vehicles. The sites will begin testing how to integrate drones into U.S. airspace, sharing the skies with passenger planes.
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Connecticut Plagued By Soaring Foreclosure Rate

In the U.S. last month, home foreclosures fell to the lowest level since the mortgage crisis began eight years ago. But in Connecticut, and several other states, foreclosures are still rising dramatically.

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