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Time For The Fed To Take Away The Punch Bowl?

The stock market's long climb has some people concerned it may be a bubble about to burst — a bubble artificially pumped up by the Federal Reserve's easy-money policy. That's led to calls — even from within the Fed — for an end to the central bank's extraordinary efforts to keep interest rates low.
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If The Catholic Church Were A Business, How Would You Fix It?

The next pope will be the spiritual leader of the world's Catholics. He will also be leading a multibillion-dollar empire that faces some challenges.
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Online TV Shows A Treasure Trove For Data-Mining Viewer Habits

There's more competition than ever on the small screen, as Netflix, Amazon and other Internet streaming services produce original shows. But these companies have a big advantage over cable and broadcast TV — user data. They know what you watch and how you watch it. For more, Audie Cornish talks with Andrew Wallenstein, editor in chief of digital at Variety.
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Dow's 'Record Highs' Misleading Without Including Inflation

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high Tuesday, but only if you look at the Dow in non-inflation-adjusted terms. Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team tells Melissa Block that the Dow is of almost no value as a measure of U.S. economic activity.
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Can Milk Sweetened With Aspartame Still Be Called Milk?

By adding artificial sweeteners to flavored milk, the dairy industry hopes to boost flagging consumption in schools. But if the industry gets its way, the front-of-the-package labels wouldn't note that it's "diet milk."

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