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Drought, Economics And Your Holiday Feast

The Great Drought of 2012 dominated headlines this summer, but so far, it has not had a major impact on the prices of food on your holiday table, except the dairy products. That prime rib is more expensive for other reasons.
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Not Your Grandma's B&B: Traditional Inns Transform For Young Travelers

The image of the rural bed and breakfast with claustrophobic rooms, spartan amenities and prying innkeepers has long been a source of laughs for comedians and sitcoms. But B&Bs are fighting back. Now, many country inns are trying to dispel old stereotypes to appeal to new travelers.
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Instagram Reverts To Original Ad Terms After Uproar

The company released plans for updates to its terms of service and privacy policy earlier this week, only to face a barrage of criticism. One of the main concerns was over advertisers' rights to users' photos.
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NYSE To Change Hands In $8.2 Billion Deal

The New York Stock Exchange, known officially as NYSE Euronext, traces its roots back to 1792. For most of its history it has been an independent company. But not anymore — on Friday NYSE Euronext announced that it is being acquired by Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange, in a deal valued at $8.2 billion. Executives at both companies said they believe regulators will approve the proposed merger.
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D.C. Dives: Raising A Glass At The Players Lounge

We visit a bar once called "Ward 8's living room" in the latest installment of our monthly series, D.C. Dives.

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Sales Of Existing Homes Hit Three-Year High

The housing sector continues to recover. Sales rose 5.9 percent last month. It's the second new piece of positive news about the economy. Earlier, gross domestic product growth for the third quarter was revised upward.
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NYSE Being Bought For $8.2B By Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange

The deal would end the New York Stock Exchange's independence and seems to underscore its diminishing influence. Other exchanges, such as ICE, have pioneered futures trading. Regulators are expected to OK the acquisition.

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