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The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long?

When Twinkies hit the stores again on July 15, their shelf life will be nearly twice as long as it used to be: 45 days. (We were surprised it wasn't longer.) There's a whole lot of food science employed to help the creme-filled cake defy the laws of baked-good longevity.
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Smithfield Says Pork Won't Change, But Some Aren't Buying It

Worried about the impact on U.S. consumers, farmers and even taxpayers, some senators expressed qualms about the intentions of Shuanghui International Holdings, a Chinese firm that is buying Smithfield Foods.
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U.S. Job Market Seen As X Factor In Fed's Stimulus Plans

The Federal Reserve's policy group says that "a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy will remain appropriate for a considerable time after the asset purchase program ends."
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Apple Conspired To Set E-Book Prices, Judge Rules

The high tech giant was accused of colluding with publishers. On Wednesday, a judge agreed that Apple had acted improperly. The company argues that it engaged in hard-fought negotiations with the other companies. It will appeal the ruling.
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Utah Internet Firm Defies State's Warrantless Subpoena Law

An Internet service provider is refusing to turn over customer information in response to a subpoena. It's part of a larger tug-of-war over how much access law enforcement should have to customer data.
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Investors Brace For News Out Of Fed Minutes

The minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting will be released a 2 p.m. That's the meeting chairman Bernanke said the Fed could begin to think about reducing the amount of money it pumps into the economy.
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Egypt's Economic Health Needs Outside Help

Egypt desperately needs foreign assistance to keep it's economy from collapsing. The country's neighbors have been stepping up, dwarfing U.S. economic aid since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. To discuss Egypt's immediate financial issues, Renee Montagne talks to Mohsin Khan, a senior fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, and the former director of the Middle East Department at the International Monetary Fund.
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How Oregon Is Getting 'Frequent Fliers' Out Of The ER

Oregon is trying to reduce health costs by encouraging people who get routine care in hospital emergency rooms to go to doctors' offices instead. Cutting out even a few hospital visits can save a lot of money.
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After Asiana Crash, Pilot Training Gets New Scrutiny

Speculation about Saturday's plane crash has focused on the Asiana pilot, who had only 43 hours of Boeing 777 flying experience. But industry experts say pilot training regimes for major airlines rigorously prepare pilots to fly different plane models — and to work as members of a team in the cockpit.
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Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate Can Reveal Pulse Of Global Economy

We examine how the exchange rate between the Euro and the U.S. dollar reflects the health of the global economy.

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