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Home Prices Rise Again; Consumer Confidence Dips

The housing sector has been one of the economy's bright spots in recent months. Prices are still going up, but data suggest that the market is cooling or soon will be.
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Longtime Wal-Mart Employee Chosen As CEO

Doug McMillon of Jonesboro, Arkansas, started at Wal-Mart in 1984 — it was a summer job unpacking trucks. On Monday he was named as the retail giant's new CEO. Not only is McMillon, 47, an insider who rose through the ranks, he's one of the few executives who worked under founder Sam Walton.
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FDA Tells Company To Stop Selling Genetic Test

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the company 23andMe. It wants the company to stop selling its $99 saliva test to detect a person's genetic predisposition to various diseases.
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Uncollected Change At TSA Security Gates Adds Up

All those passengers going through security lines, and some of them leave their loose change behind. The Transportation Security Administration collected more than $500,00 in loose change last year. A House bill would require the money goes to a nonprofit.
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Small Firms May Soon Turn To Crowdfunding To Sell Shares

Crowdfunding is popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists looking for a way to finance their next project. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering rules that would allow small companies to solicit investments over the Internet and sell shares to the public.
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What's In It For U.S. To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

With more and more carbon dioxide spewing from China, India and other rapidly growing nations, some people are asking why the U.S. should bear the expense involved in slashing our own emissions.
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FDA Tells 23andMe To Stop Selling Popular Genetic Test

People's genes can affect how they'll respond to blood thinners and cancer drugs. But inaccurate results can lead to bad medical decisions. Regulators are pushing back against a company that has been among the most aggressive in marketing personal genetic testing directly to consumers.
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After The Storm: Commerce Returns To Damaged Philippines City

A bustling market has sprung up across several blocks of downtown Tacloban two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed much of the city. Most of the goods were looted in the frenzy that followed the storm. One man is even offering haircuts, making more money now than before Haiyan struck.
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Swiss Voters Reject Attempt To Limit Executive Pay

The initiative would have meant that an executive could never earn more money in a month than what the lowest-paid employee earns in a year. Sixty-five percent of voters came out against the measure.
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Health Exchanges Brace For A December Deluge

After a rocky start, the HealthCare.gov website is supposed to be able to handle 50,000 simultaneous users by the end of the month. That figure would represent about double the site's current capacity. An expected surge in demand will present a new test.

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