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Hollywood Writer's Gongs Still Going Strong

The gong business is still a hit for Andrew Borakove, a comedy television writer turned gong salesmen. Despite the rocky economy, his doors have been open for eight years. "We've watched the world go up and down," he says, "but when you're selling gongs, there's no up or down, it's just round."
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Facebook, Apple Part Of Big Year For Business News

Weekend Edition Saturday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera about the business news stories of a very busy 2012, which turned out to be a good year for some, not so much for others.
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Major Port Strike Averted — For Now

A threatened strike by the International Longshoremen's Association at 14 ports along the East and Gulf Coasts has been called off. Federal negotiators say the union has reached an agreement with the United States Maritime Alliance and will extend contract talks.
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Port Strike Averted As Dock Workers, Terminal Operators Agree To Extension

A federal mediator says the International Longshoremen's Association and port operators have agreed in principle on key issues and will extend their negotiations by 30 days.
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Parking Meter Rates To Rise In Chicago

In 2013, Chicago will have the most expensive parking meters in North America. The rate to park in the heart of downtown will jump 75 cents an hour — up to $6.50 an hour.
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SEC Filing Reveals Apple CEO's Pay Package

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a relatively modest $4.2 million in salary for the latest fiscal year. That's after the company's board set him up with stock now worth $510 million for taking the reins in 2011.

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