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Lenovo Believes PCs Will Still Be Necessary

Chinese computer company Lenovo has become the world's biggest seller of personal computers. Steve Inskeep talks to Vijay Vaitheeswaran, a correspondent for The Economist, about his recent article in the magazine on the rise of Lenovo.
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Should Gun Owners Have To Buy Liability Insurance?

Most states require car owners to have liability insurance to cover damages their vehicles cause to others; some economists think we should require the same of gun owners.
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Boeing Contract Offer Could Prompt Engineers Strike

Boeing is scrambling to figure out why two batteries malfunctioned on its 787, causing officials to ground the airplane this month. And at a time when Boeing most needs its skilled engineers, they're weighing a possible strike. Union leaders are considering the company's final contract offer Thursday.
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Will Economic Contraction Affect Debate Over Sequester?

Federal spending cuts may have hurt the U.S. economy's fourth-quarter growth. But don't count on that changing the dynamics of the current debate over the sequester, the ax poised to start hacking $1.2 trillion from federal spending if Congress fails to stop it by the March 1 deadline.
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BlackBerry Maker Unveils New Phones, New Corporate Name

With two new phones and a new operating system, the once mobile leader moved more along the lines of its contemporary rivals. The question now is whether it is too little, too late.
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In 4th Quarter, Economy Shrank For First Time Since '09

New figures out Wednesday morning show the U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted during the last quarter of 2012.

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