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J.K. Rowling Admits To Writing 'Cuckoo's Calling'

The little known crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling was written by someone using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. He claimed to be a first time author and former member of the British Royal Military police. London's Sunday Times revealed the writer to be none other than J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame.
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BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas

The case focuses on a line of plastic resins made by Eastman Chemical. The resins don't contain BPA but may indeed act like estrogens, two other chemical companies allege. Eastman is suing.
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How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone For Less Than $300

A group of good guy hackers showed us how they can listen in on phone conversations and read text messages of Verizon customers simply by using inexpensive store bought technology.
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When Employees Need More Than An Advance On Their Paycheck

Some companies offer employees one-on-one financial counseling. The service can be revealing.
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Baggage Fees Turn Five Years Old; Passengers Turn Blase

Baggage fees, first imposed in summer of 2008, helped financially desperate carriers stay aloft as the U.S. economy was spiraling down. Today, baggage fees are not only the norm but are heading higher still.
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British Investigators Probe 787 Fire At Heathrow

Officials of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will look into why the Ethiopian Airlines plane caught fire as it sat empty at the gate. Investigators say it does not appear to be related to the battery, which had caused fires on other 787s.
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Boeing Takes Another Hit With Fire On Plagued 787 Dreamliner

Boeing's stock plummeted more than 7 percent on news of another fire on board a 787 Dreamliner. The plane was on the ground at London's Heathrow Airport and no passengers were on board. It's not known yet whether the fire had anything to do with the troubled plane's battery or electric system.
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Wal-Mart Threatens To Pull Out Of D.C. Over Wage Requirements

Wal-Mart says it will not build three of the six stores planned for Washington, D.C., after the city council passed a bill that would require the retailer to pay a wage nearly 50 percent higher than the city's minimum wage. Those three stores would be located in mostly low-income areas, with high unemployment and few places to shop. A similar situation once played out in Chicago.
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More Problems On 787s Mean Turbulence For Boeing Stock

Shares in the aircraft maker were down sharply after reports that the aircraft experienced an "onboard internal fire" while on the ground.
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Does The Canadian Rail Explosion Make Pipelines Look Safer?

The Canadian train tragedy is becoming Exhibit A in the political case for building pipelines, such as the proposed Keystone XL, as well as for opposing them. Meanwhile, energy companies have boosted rail shipments of oil in response to a surge in production.

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