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At $17.5 Million A Year, LeBron James Is Underpaid

Why $17.5 million a year isn't nearly enough — and why LeBron actually benefits from being underpaid.
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Foreign Investors Trade Dollars For U.S. Residency

Obtaining a U.S. visa can be pretty straightforward if you have $500,000. The EB-5 program grants foreigners permanent residency if they invest $500,000 in an American business and create at least 10 jobs. Despite its success, critics say the program pushes the rich to the front of the immigration line.
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For Would-Be Sundancers, Kickstarter Can Fuel Films

Financing a movie can be tough — but more and more filmmakers are crowdsourcing their creative cash. Nearly 10 percent of the films at this year's Sundance Film Festival found backers through the online fundraiser Kickstarter.
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Still No Answers In 787 Battery Malfunctions

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says it is working "around the clock" to determine what caused battery failures on two Boeing 787s. NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman said it's clear there was a fire and there are indications of a short circuit problem, but the agency still doesn't know what caused a battery to catch fire. Robert Siegel talks with Wendy Kaufman.
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Swinging From 140 Characters To Six-Second Videos, Twitter Launches Vine

Twitter launches Vine, a video-sharing app that allows users to post succinct videos directly onto tweets. The app is reminiscent of Instagram and seems familiar at a time when animated GIFs are all the rage.
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Jobless Claims Hold At Five-Year Low

There were 330,000 first-time claims for benefits last week, down 5,000 from the week before. That means applications remain at the lowest level since January 2008.
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Kennedy Center To Begin Search For New President

The Kennedy Center is launching a search for a new leader.

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