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Obama Names OMB Controller As Acting IRS Commissioner

On Thursday, President Obama named Daniel Werfel, 42, acting IRS commissioner. The announcement comes a day after the resignation of Steven Miller, who got caught up in the controversy over the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.
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Dell's 1st Quarter Profits Worse Than Anticipated

A 79 percent drop in earnings — That's what the computer maker reported to investors Thursday. The reason, analysts say, it's harder to sell PCs these days with the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets
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First U.S. Company To Enter Export Market For Natural Gas

With supplies high and prices at historic lows, there's debate whether U.S. companies should be allowed to export the gas overseas for a higher price. Many energy companies have applied for government approval to ship liquefied natural gas worldwide. So far, only one company has gotten a license to do that in the past 30 years..
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Google Mines Our Data For Future Product Ideas

This week in San Francisco, Google held its annual developers conference. It was there that the search industry giant laid out its vision for its future and ours.
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And You Thought Your Coworkers Had Lame Reasons For Absences

A British health care company has compiled some real doozies of excuses for missing work. Here are some interesting ones that appeared in The Daily Telegraph: My fish is sick, I've had a hair dye disaster and a cup of baked beans landed on my big toe.
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Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

Demand increased recently, leading to widespread shortages. An economics textbook would say ammo sellers should have raised prices rather than have empty shelves. But that hasn't happened.

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