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Skydiver 'Fearless Felix' Breaks Sound Barrier

Felix Baumgartner landed safely in eastern New Mexico minutes after jumping from 128,000 feet. The feat carried out on Sunday qualifies as the world's first supersonic skydive, officials said.
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Softbank To Buy Majority Of Sprint Nextel

Japanese mobile phone company Softbank has announced it has agreed to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion. The deal would make Sprint Nextel a tougher competitor against its bigger rivals, Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
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2 Americans Win Nobel Economics Prize

Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley won the Nobel economics prize Monday for their theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.
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"Skirt Steak:" The Landscape For Female Chefs

What the kitchen looks like to female chefs who've broken down barriers and aspiring cooks who want to follow in their footsteps.

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Do Chinese Tech Firms Pose U.S. Security Threat?

The U.S.-China economic relationship is under pressure again with allegations from the House Intelligence Committee that two top Chinese telecom firms are security threats. China responded by saying the report could damage relations with the U.S.
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Remember The 14-Year-Old Who Bought A House? She Just Bought Another One

Willow Tufano's life over the past few months was sort of surreal. She got caught up in two dramas: America's housing market and America's media circus. Now she's trying to get her own reality show.
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Remembering Andrew Brimmer, First Black On Federal Reserve's Board

A sharecropper's son, he was appointed to the central bank's board in 1966 and served into 1974. Brimmer went on to serve the nation in other ways, including as chairman of the Washington, D.C., Control Board.

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