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In Miami, A New Condo Boom Revives Hopes Of Housing Recovery

At the height of the housing boom, condominium towers popped up on the Miami skyline faster than you'd believe. Once the market crashed, those towers sat vacant. Now, led by foreign buyers, condos are selling again as developers try new, more stringent financing rules.
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CNBC Adopts Tougher Tactic In Booking Wars

CNBC is far and away the ratings leader in the financial cable news business — and its executives, producers and reporters are working hard to keep it that way. They're telling some guests they can't appear on rival channels amid breaking news.
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Wheaton Residents Take Costco Gas Station Fight To State House

Some Wheaton residents want to take the fight over a mega-gas station at Costco to Maryland state lawmakers, after disappointment with a measure that passed the county council last year.

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Surely Congress Would Know Better Than to Hurt Airlines. No?

Despite what they said was a healthy 2012, industry leaders worry that in 2013, upcoming spending cuts will hit already-battered airlines hard.
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Former Peanut Firm Executives Indicted Over 2009 Salmonella Outbreak

Federal officials say executives from the now-defunct Peanut Corp. of America knowingly distributed peanut products that were contaminated with salmonella. The charges stem from a 2009 salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 700 people.
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20 Years Of The Family And Medical Leave Act

On the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, we explore why it's still hard for many workers to take time off when they're sick or need to care for family members.

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Watch Out: Apple Patent Hints At Something For Your Wrist

The rumor mill has been churning out speculation about what's next from Apple. The latest fodder comes from the Apple Insider blog, which found an Apple patent filing pointing to a smart watch with a flexible touchscreen display.
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One In Three Fish Sold At Restaurants And Grocery Stores Is Mislabeled

Fish fraud is often just a form of swindling when a cheap fish, like tilapia, is sold as pricy red snapper. But a conservation group says it also puts consumers at risk of health issues and makes it harder to avoid buying fish that are being overfished.
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Shaping The City: Rethinking Planning Rules

Traditional zoning ordinances took hold a century ago to control what was built where, how densely and how tall. We explore how different jurisdictions are rethinking the rules.

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