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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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No Simple Recipe For Weighing Food Waste At Mario Batali's Lupa

Despite good intentions, tracking food waste with a high-tech software system just didn't work for one of Mario Batali's exclusive restaurants. Restaurants waste about 10 percent of the food they buy, but getting that to change will require changing hearts and minds.
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EPA Bans BP From Bidding On Federal Contracts

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Wednesday that it is temporarily banning BP from doing new business with the federal government. The agency cites BP's lack of business integrity as a reason, pointing to the company's conduct during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster. The suspension doesn't affect current contracts.

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