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French Tweet Sweep Shows Twitter's Local Struggles

Twitter agreed to remove a flood of racist and anti-Semitic tweets on its service in France, following threats of a lawsuit by a Jewish student group. The move is part of a larger balancing act to comply with local hate-speech laws while avoiding over-policing its content.
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Sugar Beet Labor Battles Spill Out Onto The National Stage

Sugar production is as close to a planned economy as anything you'll find in America. But there are cracks in the system. Union leaders are calling for a boycott of one of the country's leading sugar producers, which has locked out 1,300 workers.
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After Crisis, Some Banks Doing Better Than Others

It was four years ago, that U.S. taxpayers bailed out America's big banks. David Greene talks with David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, about the country's big banks, which have announced their latest earnings in the last week or two.
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Google's Earnings Released Prematurely, Stock Drops

Google's share price dropped sharply in the middle of the day Thursday after its quarterly earnings report was accidentally released early. Trading was halted for a couple of hours and the stock ended the day down about 8 percent.
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Creator Of Hybrid Vehicle Battery Dies At 89

Stan Ovshinsky never went to college. He was a self-taught inventor and held hundreds of patents. He died this week after battling cancer at the age of 89.
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E.U. Leaders Agree To Overseer For Banks

At a summit in Brussels, the European Union agreed to create a single overseer for its 6,000 plus banks. The move is seen as an important step in preventing future financial meltdowns. The European Bank will lead the efforts and the new overseer will have the power to intervene in any bank in the 17 eurozone countries.

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