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Contract Ban, Civil Litigation Add To BP's Woes

BP has been banned from seeking new contracts with the federal government. It's the latest blow, with the company set to appear in a New Orleans federal court next month to work out its guilty pleas to criminal charges in connection with the Deepwater Horizon explosion. The oil giant has agreed to pay a record $4.5 billion in a criminal settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. But far more money could be at stake in civil litigation stemming from the oil disaster.
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Judge's Report Due On Regulating British Press

On Thursday, Lord Justice Leveson is expected to release his report on regulating the British press, following phone hacking and other abuses by the tabloids. The report, and Prime Minister David Cameron's response to it, will likely be controversial.
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Start Your Day With Bacon ... Shaving Cream

Looking for that perfect gift for a man who hates to shave? He may reconsider his morning routine with a new product from "Bacontrepreneurs" Justin and Dave of J&D Foods in Seattle (makers of Baconnaise, Bacon Lip Balm and Mmmvelopes). Their latest concoction, Bacon Shaving Cream, has no meat in it but it's the "highest-quality meat-scented shaving cream on the market today."
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The 'Not Too Crazy' Pulls Ahead In Car Race

The race to make cars more fuel efficient means automakers are spending a lot more time in wind tunnels to get that sleek look. The result? A convergence in the way cars look.
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Virginia Beach Requests State Funds For NBA Bid

The Commonwealth of Virginia is being asked to commit to kicking in more than $150 million towards the relocation of an unnamed NBA franchise to Virginia Beach.

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Propeller Planes Come Back Amid High Fuel Prices

Record-high fuel costs have hammered airlines, forcing executives to eliminate flights, cut back on unprofitable routes and make passengers pay for many perks that used to be free. Now the airlines are looking at other ways to save money — and they're turning to propeller planes.

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