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Court:Reselling Books Bought Abroad Isn't A Copyright Violation

The Supreme Court ruled that Americans have the right to resell goods bought and made overseas. This is a win for consumers, but bad news for publishers and other manufacturers who like to price products differently around the world.
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Is The Housing Market Finally Back On Track?

For more on the housing industry, Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.
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Judge Approves Hostess Snack Food Sales

Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs will go to a pair of private equity firms. Wonder Bread will be sold to snack food maker Flowers Food. The Beefsteak brand of bread will go to a Mexican company.
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Annuities Explained: The Choices And Red Flags

Older Americans and younger boomers may find themselves bombarded with ads for annuities. Annuities are a $200-billion-a-year business for life insurance companies and financial institutions. Kiplinger's Kimberly Lankford explains some of the choices and red flags facing potential investors.
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Law Says Insurers Should Pay For Breast Pumps, But Which Ones?

Health insurers are obligated to cover pumps to help moms breast-feed. But there is a variety of equipment. Some nursing mothers prefer faster, electric models that cost more. Insurers may say a less expensive manual pump would do just fine.
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For Some Ready To Buy, A Good Home Is Hard To Find

Housing season seems to have arrived early in some places where homebuying is already frenzied, and in many markets, the pendulum has swung from an excess of homes on the market a few years ago to a shortage.
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Odd Political Bedfellows Agree: Banks Still Too Big To Fail

On the political far left and right, some believe that large banks still pose a threat to taxpayers. These banks are so big, they argue, that the government will step in with support if needed. Still, the more mainstream view in Washington is that the Dodd-Frank reforms are sufficient to handle the problem.

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