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Delta Makes Deal To Buy 49 Percent Of Virgin Atlantic

The American carrier is hoping to crack into the lucrative New York-to-London route. The deal, which needs regulators' approvals, would also let Delta's passengers connect with Virgin's flights out of London.
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Australian Police Call Apple Maps 'Life-Threatening'

Local police in the town of Mildura are urging motorists to use anything but Apple maps after the app led drivers, not to their town, but 43 miles away to a remote desert. Experts say if you do live in a major city, Apple maps should work just fine.
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The Lost Art Of Budget Negotiations

Congress and President Obama have yet to reach a budget deal, despite an impending deadline. It's just the latest episode that has caused folks in Washington to reflect that it wasn't always this difficult to make deals inside the beltway. Renee Montagne talks to former Missouri Senator John Danforth about his experience in past budget negotiations, and what lessons they offer for today's discussions.
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HSBC Agrees To Settle Money-Laundering Case

The Justice Department is expected to announce Tuesday that it has settled a money laundering case against HSBC. The British bank announced early Tuesday it has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle allegations of money laundering.
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SEC Head Mary Schapiro To Step Down This Week

David Greene talks to Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, about her tenure. After almost four years on the job she is stepping down this week.
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Right-To-Work Measure Expected To Pass In Michigan

The bill would bar contracts requiring employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The proposed right-to-work law has infuriated union leaders in a state considered the heart of the union movement. Michigan's Legislature is expected to pass the bill Tuesday.
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The 'Fiscal Cliff' For English Majors

The arts are supposed to help us better understand our daily lives. So what do Shakespeare, the Greeks and other classics tell us about the "fiscal cliff?"

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