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In Kansas, A 'Glide Path' To No Income Taxes. Will It Work?

Gov. Sam Brownback plans to get rid of Kansas' income tax and cut the size of state government. Some lawmakers say it's a great experiment that will show that lower tax rates and streamlined bureaucracy can stimulate growth; others are concerned about overreaching.
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With GDP Slip, German Economy 'Finally Lost Its Invincibility'

The German economy shrank 0.6 percent during the last quarter of 2012, dragging the eurozone deeper into recession. There are some positive signs, however.
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When Resistance Is Futile: Bring In The Robots To Pull Superweeds

After years of being burned by Roundup, weeds like palmer amaranth, marestail and giant ragweed have evolved resistance to the herbicide. To fight them, scientists are now looking to a concept that seems straight out of sci-fi.
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Will The US-American Merger Make The Skies Less Friendly?

The announcement of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Thursday represents the culmination of a decades-long shake-up in the commercial airline industry. What does the merger mean for employees, consumers and a changing industry?
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'It Could Be A Lot Worse,' Triumph Passenger Says; Cruise Ship Reaches Mobile Tonight

The Carnival cruise ship Triumph will dock in Mobile, Ala., late Thursday night, as the job of towing the stricken 100,000-ton ship across the Gulf of Mexico has taken longer than expected. The ship's 3,143 passengers have coped with sewage problems and a lack of ventilation, but a passenger says they've had plenty of food.
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How The American-US Airways Merger Might Affect You

A combined company worth $11 billion would become the largest U.S. airline. By creating a robust route structure with hundreds of destinations on four continents, the two carriers may be able to attract more frequent fliers, improve service and boost revenues. But what happens to fares is uncertain.
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Heinz

Warren Buffett is teaming up with another big investor in the $28 billion deal. Berkshire Hathaway has been looking for places to invest, with other recent deals involving consumer icons Coca-Cola and Mars.

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