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Jobs Still Lag, But Homebuilding May Soon Help

The economy shrank slightly at the end of 2012, and the unemployment rate ticked up in January. But this spring's data could look much brighter if the housing market continues to heat up as expected. That's because the sector supports a variety of jobs, ranging from bricklayers to appliance manufacturers.
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Wacky Super Bowl Ads Are Already Getting Serious Play

Spoiler alert: A few Super Bowl commercials have launched on social media well before Sunday's big game. Ad industry watchers say the multi-million-dollar spots are meant to be entertaining, but a few of the ads are already controversial.
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Losses Are Actually Gains, And Other Weird Facts From The Jobs Report

Nobody knows exactly how many jobs the economy added (or lost) last month. Here's how to make an educated guess.
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A Quest For Real Beer, Without The Gluten

Malted wheat and barley add flavor and heft to most beers, but they also contain gluten, making beer off limits for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. For those looking for gluten-free options for Super Bowl Sunday and beyond, good news: There are more choices than ever before for flavorful, full-bodied gluten-free beer.
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Google Offers Reward For Hacking Contest

Google is offering $3.14159 million in total rewards for hackers who can find critical security flaws in its Chrome operating system.
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Advertisers Want Eye Balls On Sunday's Super Bowl

About 110 million people are expected to tune in to watch the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. Some might be watching just for the ads. Steve Inskeep talks to Tim Nudd, a senior editor at Adweek, to find out more about advertisers' game plans.
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Justice Department Moves To Block Beer Merger

Officials at the Justice Department have filed a lawsuit to block Anheuser-Busch InBev from buying Grupo Modelo which sells Corona. The government says preventing the acquisition is the only way to keep beer prices down.

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