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Why Ben Franklin Is The World's Banker

A report from the Federal Reserve says the number of U.S. dollars in circulation keeps rising. Most of it goes overseas, in the form of $100 bills. People in countries like Russia and Argentina use $100 bills as a safe haven because they don't trust their national currency or their own banks.
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Congress Considers Patch To Keep Helium Supply Afloat

The Senate is considering legislation to prevent a global helium shortage from worsening in October. That's when the Federal Helium Program is set to terminate.
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Will Tweaking Windows 8 Be Enough To Revive The PC?

When Microsoft introduced Windows 8 last year, the software giant billed the new operating system as one of the most critical releases in its history. The system would bridge the gap between personal computers and the fast-growing mobile world of tablets and smartphones. But this week, the company sent signals that it might soon alter Windows 8 to address some early criticism.
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Dow Jones Closes Above 15,000 For First Time

Crossing the milestone signals growing confidence in the recovery by investors. So far this year, the Dow has surged 14 percent.
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Feds Say Debt Settlement Firm Defrauded 'Financially Desperate'

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says Mission Settlement Agency "systematically exploited and defrauded" its clients.
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Trade Secrets & The Cookie Business: The Story Of 'Salty Oats'

One of the best-kept secrets in Washington is a cookie recipe.

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Wake Up And Smell The Tuna? Sunrise At Honolulu's Fish Auction

Actually, fresh fish doesn't smell "fishy," says Joe Palca. He spent a recent morning watching Hawaii's fishermen sell some 50,000 pounds of catch on the auction floor and sends this postcard.
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A 'Poison Pill' In The Immigration Bill?

It might be up to the government to decide whether foreign workers are the most qualified applicants for for jobs at private companies.

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