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Can Amazon's Jeff Bezos Save Planet Earth?

In these uncertain times, America turns to its superheroes — for truth, justice and free shipping for everyone.
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December Posts Strongest Job Gains Of 2013, Survey Shows

The payroll processing firm ADP says in its latest report that December saw 238,000 jobs added, the strongest monthly gains of last year.
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Customers Reap Benefits From American, US Airways Merger

One month after its merger with US Airways, American Airlines has introduced some procedural changes for its customers. The world's largest airline is assuring its best clients they'll keep their perks.
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Butter Consumption Jumps To 40-Year High

The average American eats 5.6 pounds of butter — a 25 percent increase over the past decade. Its jump in popularity is due to an overall trend towards natural foods, and a "smear" campaign against processed butter alternatives.
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A Cheesy Meltdown: Kraft Warns Of Velveeta Shortage

Kraft confirms that shortages are in store of its creamy processed cheese — part of a popular concoction with salsa served on a nacho chip or two. One reason? Seasonal demand — in other words, it's Super Bowl time.
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Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Benefits

In a tally that surprised even its sponsors, a half dozen Republican senators gave Democrats enough votes to move forward with a bill extending emergency unemployment benefits for another three months. The proposal likely faces an even tougher hurdle in the Republican-controlled House.
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Former Banker Could Help Feds Learn More About Swiss Accounts

A Swiss banker has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped thousands of Americans evade paying their taxes. Raoul Weil was one of the top managers at UBS, a Swiss bank that helped nearly 20,000 Americans hide their assets in secret accounts.
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Apple Reports $10 Billion In App Sales

In December alone, iPhone and iPad users spent $1 billion downloading virtual games and gadgets. Apple credits its new operating system for inspiring both new apps and redesigns of popular old ones.
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Intel Striving Not To Miss Next Wave Of Computing: Wearables

Intel was a powerhouse in the age of personal computing, making its revenues from powerful chips built into PCs. But it has largely missed the mobile computing revolution. With PC sales slumping, Intel is intent on becoming relevant in the next wave of computing — wearables.
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Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

In 1964, President Johnson traveled to Martin County, Ky., to try to sell his "war on poverty" to the American public. The initiative spawned dozens of government programs, including Medicaid and Head Start. Residents in Martin County say the programs helped — but what they really need is steady work.

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