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Pilots At Bankrupt American Airlines Push For Merger

American Airlines is on a protracted trip through bankruptcy. The carrier has asked a judge to extend its control over its restructuring through March. American's unions want a merger with U.S. Airways.
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Virginia Psychic Challenges Zoning Laws In Court

"Psychic Sophie" of Chesterfield County is making her case in court that zoning ordinances and licensing requirements put an unfair burden on her business and violate her first amendment freedoms.

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Netflix Gets Disney Movies Ahead Of Pay TV Channels

Netflix's video subscription service has trumped pay-TV channels and grabbed the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their runs in theaters. The agreement represents a breakthrough for Netflix as it tries to add more recent movies to its Internet streaming service.
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To Fix The Debt, Compromise Is Key

The nonpartisan group Fix The Debt, has developed a comprehensive proposal to address the so-called fiscal cliff. The ideas, which emerged from the Simpson-Bowles commission, include higher taxes on the wealthy, tax reform and changes to social security and Medicare.
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Small Businesses: "Show Me The Credit"

There may be a new credit bubble swelling, four years after the big one burst. Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad says the lack of reasonably priced credit for small businesses could set up another financial disaster. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Online Courses Force Changes To Higher Education

Online college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, and that's forcing colleges and policymakers to rethink higher education. The online courses may pose a serious challenge to the way institutions deliver a college education.
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Rupert Murdoch Reveals Plan To Split Conglomerate

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is still reeling from the phone-hacking scandal that forced the closure of one of the company's U.K. tabloids and has mired it in government and police investigations. One side will include the newspapers and publishing house while the other will contain its profitable television properties and movie studios.

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