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RadioShack To Close 1,000 Stores Nationwide Amid Big Losses

The electronics retailer posted a $190 million fourth quarter loss as it struggles to update its image and battle big box stores and online rivals such as Amazon.com.
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Severe Weather Socks The Economy, But Full Impact Is Unclear

Economists say the unusually severe winter weather across the U.S. has cost billions of dollars and curtailed job growth. Some sectors of the economy will likely bounce back more than others.
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Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet

While Chinese investors have been eyeing cheap real estate in Detroit since the city's bankruptcy filing last year, they're not in a tremendous rush to buy.
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Deep Ties Between Russia And The West Make Sanctions Risky

With Russian troops in Ukraine, the West is considering sanctions to get Russia's attention. While the U.S. and Europe have some economic leverage, it's unclear there's enough to make a difference.
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Russian TV Host Who Slammed Moscow Says She Won't Go To Crimea

After RT America host Abby Martin blasted Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the English-language network said she'd be sent to Crimea to "make up her own mind." But Martin says she's not going.
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Singapore Is Now The World's Most Expensive City

Singapore bumped Tokyo from the top spot and beat out Paris, London and Hong Kong because of its high cost of living. The report was released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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FCC To Fine TV Companies For Misuse Of Emergency Alert System

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines of nearly $2 million against Viacom, ESPN and NBCUniversal for broadcasting an ad that misuses the warning sounds of the emergency system.
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Arby's Buys Pharell William's Grammy Hat For $44,000

The hat inspired jokes and was even compared to Arby's logo. Williams put the hat up for auction on eBay to raise funds for his nonprofit organization.
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At The White House, It's Budget Day

President Obama unveils his nearly $4 trillion budget at an elementary school. But before the bound copy of the budget is even delivered to Congress, the fate of this spending plan is already sealed.
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Drugmakers Slash Spending On Doctors' Sales Talks

The sharp decline in payments coincides with increased scrutiny of drug marketing. Later this year, federal law will also require that drugmakers disclose the amount of money they give to doctors.

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