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Facebook At 10: Amid Doubters, Company Eyes Next Growth Phase

Facebook's big birthday comes amid tales of trouble — that its youngest users don't find it cool anymore. But Facebook doesn't seem fazed. It is, after all, a company that serves almost one-fifth of the world's population and took in more than $7 billion last year.
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Skater Sonja Henie 'Put A Dollar Sign' Behind The Gold

The Norwegian figure skater reinvented the sport, adding grace and lyricism while also helping to commercialize it. She translated her gold medals into a high-flying Hollywood career, but also sparked controversy by rubbing shoulders with Adolf Hitler himself.
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Istanbul's Mega-Projects: Bigger Is Better, Or A 'Crazy Canal'?

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing hard for the grandiose projects that include a new bridge across the Bosphorus, a massive airport and an ambitious canal. Some Turks are cheering him on, but others worry about how they might change the city.
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All Hail The Asparagus Queen! How Ag Pageants Lure New Contestants

Some farming communities are struggling to find enough contestants for the pageants that crown monarchs like the Asparagus Queen and Beef Queen. So they are relaxing the pageant rules to spice up the competition.
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Stocks Head Lower; Investors Wonder What's Next

The Dow had its seventh triple-digit drop so far this year. Is it a short term pullback, or a sign of a tough year to come?
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Lots Of Little Credit Charges Add Up To One Big Scam

Fraudsters know that small credit transactions often go unnoticed. That's made it easy for a widespread scam involving unauthorized charges of $9.84 to fly under the radar. Complaints started coming in about the scam soon after a massive data breach in November, but analysts say it goes back months.
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'Time Is Short' On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

Jacob Lew says the limit on borrowing needs to be raised before the end of the month. Otherwise, he warns, the federal government risks defaulting on its debts — and Lew says that could cause serious damage to the economy.
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10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Most

Some of the priciest markets for insurance include rural counties in Georgia and the areas around ski resorts in Colorado. While many people in these places will receive government subsidies to help pay for premiums, the portion that they pay will still be higher than what they would have to foot elsewhere.
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Yellen Becomes Fed Chair, And Bernanke Heads To Think Tank

Ben Bernanke, who saw the country through a recovery from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, will join Brookings' Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
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MyRA: Understanding President Obama's Retirement Savings Plan

Almost half of American households live with little to no savings. President Obama has a new plan to fix that — the "myRA" savings account. Host Michel Martin talks about the plan with TIME magazine's Rana Foroohar and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.

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