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International Twitter War Becomes An Opera

Last summer, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman criticized the economic austerity of Estonia. The president responded with some profanity-laced tweets. A composer and financial journalist teamed up to produce an opera based on the exchange.
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Ford To Hire 2,200 White Collar Workers In U.S.

The jobs will center on product development, manufacturing and IT. This continues an upswing in hiring at Ford that added more than 8,000 U.S. jobs last year.
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Consumer Electronic Show Highlights Home Technology

As more devices connect to the Internet, more companies are flocking to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Dozens of them are hoping to bring all the appliances in your home online.
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Looking Back On Bank Of America's Countrywide Debacle

Five years ago Friday, Bank of America announced it was buying one of the nation's largest mortgage lenders. Bank officials thought the deal to buy Countrywide Financial would cement Band of America's place at the top of the commercial banking business. But it did not turn out that way.
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AmEx Travel Section Bears The Brunt Of Layoffs

American Express has announced plans to eliminate 5,400 jobs in the coming year. Expenses rose faster than revenue for the credit card giant and fourth quarter profits were down sharply. The company said the largest reductions would come in the global travel business.
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Spain's Banks Face Layoffs, New Regulations

A major overhaul of Spain's banking system is in full swing. Felled by the housing crunch, Spanish banks are getting billions in rescue loans from Europe, but they'll have to lay off about 55,000 workers in exchange.

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