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EBay Bans Supernatural Goods And Services

Tarot card readers, spellcasters, psychics and other people selling supernatural services have been banned from using eBay to peddle their potions or other otherworldly goods and services.
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Colorado Brewery Head One Of Few CEOs At The DNC

Audie Cornish talks to Kim Jordan, CEO of the New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colo. Jordan is in Charlotte, N.C., at the Democratic National Convention.
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Amazon's New Kindle Will Have Thin Profit Margin

Amazon has introduced its new e-reader, the Paperwhite. The company says it will sell for $119, and has a self-lighting screen and an eight week battery life. The Amazon e-reader is expected to compete with the Nook from Barnes & Noble. Amazon also unveiled two high-definition versions of the Kindle Fire.
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Why Your Cellphone Could Be Called A 'Tracker'

ProPublica investigative reporter Peter Maass says cellphone companies monitor where we are, who we call, what we buy — and often provide it to law enforcement when requested. "They are collecting a heck of a lot more information than we expect them to be collecting about us," he tells Fresh Air.
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New Standards May Change How Cars Are Made

New fuel efficiency regulations will double the fuel economy of cars by 2025. The new regulations were generally well-received by car manufacturers. Still, they acknowledge that it could be difficult and costly to achieve the new standards and they may change the way cars are manufactured.
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Fairfax Goes Global In Quest For Economic Power

Fairfax County, Va., is setting up shop in far-flung international cities to woo global corporations to set up shop in our region.

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European Central Bank Announces Euro Plan

The new plan to bolster the troubled euro currency was announced Thursday at a meeting in Frankfurt. ECB president Mario Draghi is under immense pressure to prevent the collapse of the 16-nation eurozone. The bank did not lower interest rates, as some investors hoped, but did unveil steps to ease the zone's debt crisis.

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