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As Battery Demand Falls, Can Energizer Keep Going?

Lithium battery sales have fallen dramatically in recent years, as people adopt more and more rechargeable devices. The decreasing need for the batteries has prompted Energizer to close three U.S. plants, including one in northern Vermont.
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Rock Star Parking? Hong Kong Spot Going For $88K

Hong Kong is trying to cool its housing market, so investors are looking for other places to put their money. One Hong Kong developer recently sold 500 spaces for $167,000 each. The $88,000 spot goes on the auction block Thursday.
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Gift Cards: What's New, What's Hot, What To Avoid

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, David Greene talks to Bankrate.com's Janna Herron about gift card options.
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Educators Worry Revamped GED Will Be Too Pricey

The test long used to demonstrate high school equivalency is getting an overhaul. Many educators agree it's time for an update, but the new GED will be much more expensive and administered only on computers. Some are worried the new exam will be out of reach for many test takers.
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For Cyprus' North And South, A Reversal Of Fortunes

For decades, the Turkish-occupied north lagged far behind the independent nation to the south, with its strong ties to Greece. Now, it's the Turks in northern Cyprus who have the roaring economy, as Greek Cypriots await the terms of an EU bailout.
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Reports: Apple Lets Go One More Employee In Maps Fiasco

Apple issued a public apology over its maps application and had already fired an executive over the bungling of the software. This time it was the manager who oversaw the project who was pushed out.
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Is It Wise To Bank At Big Box Retailers?

Big box stores sell groceries, tools, and now even offer home mortgages. But critics warn the financial products aren't regulated like they are at banks. Host Michel Martin discusses the pros and cons of big box banking with New York Times business reporter Stephanie Clifford.

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