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How Much Is NPR's Brand Worth? $400 Million!*

The value of a brand doesn't include anything physical. It's just the name of the company — and all of the customer loyalty attached to that name.
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Can Starbucks Do For Tea What It Has Done For Coffee?

Starbucks recently bought the Teavana chain and has opened its first tea bar in New York City. Some say the beverage giant's move into tea could hurt small tea shops. But others say they'll be in a good position to compete the way independent coffee shops compete with Starbucks.
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More Foreign Firms Look To Make It In The USA

Despite the Great Recession, slow recovery and political dysfunction in Washington, the United States remains a top destination for the world's wealth. The Obama administration is urging foreign business leaders to build more plants and offices in this country.
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Economic, Political Volatility Cloud Housing Recovery

The housing market is working through the remnants of the financial crisis, and until recently the sector's recovery seemed to be on track. But recent drama in the national economy has left consumers reluctant to buy, experts say.
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Delta CEO: Washington's Fiscal Gridlock Is Holding U.S. Back

With economic uncertainties in Washington, how is big business planning for the future? Robert Siegel talks to Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson about whether he's planning to grow his company or put off investments until the economy evens out.
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The Billionaire Who Personified Brazil's Boom Goes Bust

Once among the richest men on the planet, Eike Batista's wealth has evaporated. From a net worth of $34.5 billion last year, the Brazilian businessman is now worth less than 1 percent of that. Many observers see Batista's fall as a parable for the nation's economic woes.
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Thinking Of Working Abroad? Read This

HSBC's survey of preferred destinations for expats finds China at the top of the list for those working abroad. Asian countries did very well overall on the survey.
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Candy Sales Are Flat; The Industry Blames The Weather

The National Confectioners Association says weather was one factor in keeping Halloween candy sales flat for the last two years. But could consumers also be heeding the messages to cut back on sugar and empty calories?
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FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics

The decision means that soon fliers won't have to turn off their e-books, tablets and other devices during some parts of their flights. Still not OK: using cellphones to make calls.
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Jobless Claims Dip For Third Straight Week

Though claims dropped by 10,000, they're still running at a pace that signals a sluggish labor market.

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