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Facebook To Join Nasdaq 100 Next Week

The social network is replacing Indian tech company Infosys. It used to be that companies had to be listed on the Nasdaq for two years before they could become part of the elite index. Facebook only had to wait three months, thanks to some rule changes.
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Cooper Union Students Protest Threat To Free Tuition

A student occupation at Cooper Union is entering its third day. The New York school of art, architecture and engineering is famous for not charging tuition to undergraduates. Administrators say the school is facing a financial crisis and needs to find new revenue sources.
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India Clears A Path To Bring In Big-Box Retailers

The plan by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's governing coalition would let foreign supermarkets operate in Asia's third-largest economy. But two days of verbal sparring leading up to the Lower House vote revealed deep suspicions about bringing global chains like Wal-Mart to a land of mom-and-pop stores.
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Haagen-Dazs Wins Infringement Case In China

U.S. food company General Mills, which owns the ice cream brand, complained that a Chinese clothes company's name was to similar to Haagen-Dazs. A judge in Beijing has agreed.
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Talks Resume In Nation Hockey League Dispute

The two sides in the National Hockey League labor dispute plan to meet again Wednesday, following an estimated 10 hours of talks Tuesday. It's day 81 of the owner lockout of players. Games are canceled through Dec. 14. The time is approaching when no deal will mean cancelling the entire season.
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Taxes Are A Stumbling Block To Fiscal Cliff Talks

Americans are not optimistic that leaders in Washington will strike a budget deal in time to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts, according to a new survey. President Obama and congressional Republicans seem to be far apart with no clear path to a resolution.
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When The Art Of The Deal Includes Improv Training

Some top-tier business schools — Duke, UCLA, MIT and Stanford — are teaching improv as a way for students to increase collaboration, creativity and risk taking. An instructor at MIT says success in business, as in improvisation, can hinge on your ability to rebound.
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Milk Producers Peer Over The Dairy Cliff

The expiration of the farm bill has left dairy farmers without a milk pricing program — and a safety net. While all farmers are watching closely, milk producers face an environment where cow feed costs more than cow milk.

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