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Matching Diners To Chefs, Startups Hatch Underground Supper Clubs

While underground dinners may seem like old hat to some, a handful of startups are betting the concept is just beginning to take off. But many supper clubs are still more expensive than the average restaurant meal, which may limit the market.
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Breweries Must Share 'Budweiser' Name, British Court Rules

The word "Budweiser" will continue to mean two different things in Britain, where the brand name has been a bone of contention for more than a decade. The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled against Anheuser-Busch InBev's request to stop Czech brewery Budvar from selling beer under the Budweiser name.
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Buy Shoes On Wednesday To Save Money

Spending less and saving more are usually at the top of peoples' New Year's resolutions. For Tell Me More's 'Money Coach' series, host Michel Martin talks with Mark Di Vincenzo, author of 'Buy Shoes On Wednesday and Tweet at Four.' He says the trick to getting a good deal is knowing when to shop.
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Has Obama Leveled The Economic Playing Field?

President Obama is less than a week away from being sworn into a second term, but he still has plenty of unfinished business. For the Tell Me More series on unresolved issues, host Michel Martin takes a look at the president's record on creating greater economic opportunities, especially for those at the lower end of the economic ladder.
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Wal-Mart Offers Veterans Jobs, Expects To Hire 100,000 Over Five Years

The retail giant employs about 1.4 million people in the U.S. Starting Memorial Day, it says it will have jobs for any veteran who has been honorably discharged and applies for work within the first year after going off active duty.
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Retail Sales Rose As 2012 Ended; Inflation Remained In Check

Consumers were still in a spending mood in December, even as lawmakers battled over the budget. Meanwhile, wholesale prices fell slightly. Those are both good signs for the economy.
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Wal-Mart Plans To Hire Veterans

Wal-Mart is expected to announce that it will hire every veteran who wants a job as part of a new program beginning on Memorial Day. The only requirements: that he or she left the military in the previous year and wasn't dishonorably discharged.
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Toyota Regains No. 1 Sales Position

After careening from back-to-back crises — recalls and the tsunami — Toyota is No. 1 in worldwide sales again. Toyota says it sold at least 9.7 million vehicles in 2012. General Motors reports it sold 9.3 million. Both companies say it doesn't really matter which one is in the top spot.

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