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California Hosts U.S.-China Summit

There's significance behind the choice of California as the venue for the U.S.-China summit between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. The state is home to more than a third of the China-born population in the U.S., and Chinese-backed investment groups have been pouring billions of dollars into real estate property and private companies based in California. At the same time, exports of California goods to China are surging, and state leaders are bullish about capitalizing on new markets there.
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How To Sell Coke To People Who Have Never Had A Sip

Coca-Cola is returning to Myanmar after 60 years. They'd been kept out of the country by international sanctions. This week they officially opened their new plant outside of Yangon.
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Justin Bieber Destined For Outer Space

The pop star has booked a seat on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, following in the footsteps of fellow celebrities Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie.
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A Day In The Life Of The Relentlessly Tracked

Swirling controversy over government seizure of millions of Verizon phone records is a reminder of just how much data consumers are constantly and willingly sharing each day.
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Microsoft, FBI Say They've Disrupted $500 Million Botnet

The illicit computer program reportedly infected five million computers worldwide, stealing bank account credentials. Dozens of banking institutions were hit by the enterprise.
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NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of Americans for three months. The news was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. The request for the records was placed with a special intelligence court days after the Boston bombings.
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Is Obamacare Hurting Hiring By Small Businesses?

The Affordable Care Act, which has become known as Obamacare, will require small businesses with 50 or more employees to offer health care coverage to their workers. Some have suggested that could be discouraging hiring by small businesses.

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