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World Bank Predicts Slower Global Growth

The new figure predicts the world economy will grow by only 2.4 percent this year — lower than the 3 percent the World Bank predicted last June. Among the reasons the bank cited for the new forecast: the continued economic weakness of developed countries.
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Who Are The Real Victims Of The NHL Lockout?

The NHL season is expected to start Saturday. A lockout cut in half the number of games to be played and many worried it would cause economic hardship. But that is not necessarily the case.
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Is Herbalife A Pyramid Scheme?

A hedge-fund manager is betting $1 billion that it is. The company denies it. It's remarkably difficult to tell who is right.
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Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism'

The outspoken Whole Foods founder tells us why he hates "Obamacare" and why we have trouble cutting the sugar, fat and salt out of our diets. What would you like to tell him? Let us know.
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'It's About Time': Facebook Reveals New Search Feature

The "graph search" feature, which will let users comb their friends' pages for everything from travel tips to restaurants they like, gives the company a path to grow its revenue but could also add to privacy concerns. Most analysts don't see the new feature as a direct threat to Google — for now.
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Two Japanese Airlines Ground Dreamliners; One Makes Emergency Landing

The new Boeing jets have had a series of problems in recent weeks. Tuesday's incident involved an All Nippon Airways flight with 137 passengers, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft.
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Wal-Mart Offers Jobs To Any New Veterans With An Honorable Discharge

Wal-Mart is embarking on a major initiative to hire some veterans. They must apply within 12 months of leaving active duty and have an honorable discharge. The company projects it will hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

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