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Down Economy Injures Local Hospitals

The health care industry is one of the most reliable sources of new jobs in the country. And in cities that suffer from high unemployment, the local hospital is often the biggest employer still standing. But the downturn in the economy has left some hospitals in perilous financial shape. In Waterbury, Ct,, the biggest hospitals are going through a painful process of outsourcing and layoffs.
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'Halo 4' Has Successful First Day Of Sales

The latest installment from Microsoft's blockbuster video game series, which pits humans against aliens in the future, was released last week. It made more than $220 million in the first day sales. That's more than the second Harry Potter movie, which holds the record for the biggest film opening.
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Some Nonprofits Look Suspiciously Like Forprofits

Steve Inskeep talks to David Evans, of Bloomberg Markets magazine, about his article in the current issue, which focuses on the plethora of nonprofits — not charities, hospitals, or religious groups — that claim tax-exempt status even though they make millions in profits.
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A 'Green' Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas

California starts the ball rolling Wednesday on a controversial scheme to keep the planet from overheating: Businesses will have to get a permit if they emit greenhouse gases. And one California company is hoping to get in on the ground level, by turning trash into biomass energy.
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Bigwigs Out At Microsoft And Apple. Now What?

Steven Sinofsky and Scott Forstall, instrumental figures at two of the world's biggest tech companies, have left their positions. What does that mean for the future of those companies?
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At Life's End, A Final Home On The (Shooting) Range

Many people keep the cremated remains of a loved one in an urn or scatter the ashes over a favorite place. But one company in Alabama has pioneered a new twist to honor the dead: It will put your beloved's ashes into ammunition.

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