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Racetrack Soundtrack Goes From A Roar To A Purr

This year's Formula One cars are hybrids, so their engines are much quieter. One official with Australia's Grand Prix says the engines are "like harpsichords in a chamber orchestra."
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Will Economic Sanctions Impact Russia?

It's not easy for the U.S. to put effective sanctions on Russia. But even Russians need to use U.S. financial institutions, and you pressure a country by limiting access to dollars and world markets.
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To Fill Skills Gap In U.S., Schools Look Abroad

Community colleges and trade schools are trying to better prepare students for a global market. And some are looking to Europe for answers.
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Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group

Sony Pictures Entertainment will reportedly lay off its entire interactive marketing team — more than 200 employees. It's part of a cost-cutting trend by the major film studios.
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For Pro Sports, Public Relations Going High-Tech, Real Time

The NFL, NASCAR and others have built social media command centers to engage directly with fans during live events.
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With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

Barely half of Americans say they're confident they'll be able to retire comfortably. Now, many are staying in the workforce longer — and some companies are using that trend to their advantage.
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A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there's good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.
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Who Had Richer Parents, Doctors Or Artists?

See the link between family income and job choice for nurses, teachers, police officers and dozens of others.
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Opting Out Of Your Insurance Plan's Network Can Be Costly

People who choose to go to unapproved doctors and hospitals for care may find themselves with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses and copayments for services that would otherwise be free.
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Primark To Pay $10 Million To Victims Of Bangladesh Factory Collapse

British clothing retailer Primark says it will pay $10 million in compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh last year. The tragedy killed more than 1,100.

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