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Restaurants Take Risks For Big Rewards At Phoenix Airport

One of the busiest airports in the country is in the midst of a major upgrade that will bring local restaurants into a space typically reserved for mega-corporate chains. Nearly two dozen Phoenix culinary landmarks have landed space at Sky Harbor. But there is a cost. Rent at the airport is 10 times more expensive in some cases, and some small businesses have gone into a lot of debt to get their foot in the door.
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Fannie Mae Posts Record Profit

For all of last year, Fannie Mae posted net income of $17.2 billion. Just a year earlier, it had lost nearly the same amount. The company that finances home mortgages is still under government conservatorship.
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FAU's Stadium Naming Deal Turns Into PR Disaster

Florida Atlantic University says the $6 million deal to sell the naming rights of its football stadium to a private company is off. GEO is a private prison corporation. There were jokes the new stadium was going to be called Owlcatraz.
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'Mad Magazine' Illustrator Bob Clarke Dies At 87

Clarke started at the magazine in 1956. He drew cover boy Alfred E. Neuman and features like Spy Vs Spy. Editors said his legacy was "massive." and he will be greatly missed.
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Job Growth Slowed In March, Survey Signals

The privately produced ADP National Employment Report showed less job growth than economists expected. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its data.
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What Does Prime Minister's Return Mean For North Korea's Economy?

In recent weeks, we've heard a lot of threats from North Korea. Yet we know little about their leadership when it comes to domestic policy. For a window into what changes might be like, David Greene talks to North Korean expert Marcus Noland, director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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Published Travel Books Move To Internet Only

In a digital age, the old-fashion travel guide book may seem outdated. But some say there are still reasons to rely on a book for travel recommendations. David Greene talks to Ina Fried, senior editor at at All-ThingsD.com, and Hanya Yanagihara, editor at large for Conde Nast Traveler.

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