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Amazon's 'Prime' Customers Get A Deal On Hefty Safe

Amazon's"Prime" service — at $79 a year — includes free two-day delivery on any item Amazon stocks. That includes, according to the Wall Street Journal, a 1,500-pound safe. The company that makes the safe says it usually ships for $700.
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Key To E. Coli-Free Spinach May Be An Ultrasonic Spa Treatment

A new way to clean spinach combines an old technique and a new one to get the disease-causing bacteria. But there aren't any commercial orders for the ultrasonic spinach spa just yet.
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A Huge Pay Cut For Doctors Is Hiding In The Fiscal Cliff

On Jan. 1, Medicare is set to cut payments to doctors by nearly 30 percent. Lawmakers of both parties want to prevent this. So why is it imminent?
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N.Y. Electrician Shortage Hampers Sandy Recovery

Nearly a month after Sandy, thousands of New Yorkers still don't have electricity because they're waiting for an electrician to repair and certify wiring that was damaged by flooding. Some local officials have called on City Hall to allow electricians certified outside the city to work there until the crisis abates, but the city hasn't budged.
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Contract Ban, Civil Litigation Add To BP's Woes

BP has been banned from seeking new contracts with the federal government. It's the latest blow, with the company set to appear in a New Orleans federal court next month to work out its guilty pleas to criminal charges in connection with the Deepwater Horizon explosion. The oil giant has agreed to pay a record $4.5 billion in a criminal settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. But far more money could be at stake in civil litigation stemming from the oil disaster.
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Judge's Report Due On Regulating British Press

On Thursday, Lord Justice Leveson is expected to release his report on regulating the British press, following phone hacking and other abuses by the tabloids. The report, and Prime Minister David Cameron's response to it, will likely be controversial.
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Start Your Day With Bacon ... Shaving Cream

Looking for that perfect gift for a man who hates to shave? He may reconsider his morning routine with a new product from "Bacontrepreneurs" Justin and Dave of J&D Foods in Seattle (makers of Baconnaise, Bacon Lip Balm and Mmmvelopes). Their latest concoction, Bacon Shaving Cream, has no meat in it but it's the "highest-quality meat-scented shaving cream on the market today."
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The 'Not Too Crazy' Pulls Ahead In Car Race

The race to make cars more fuel efficient means automakers are spending a lot more time in wind tunnels to get that sleek look. The result? A convergence in the way cars look.

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