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New York's Dairy Farmers Squeezed By Greek Yogurt Boom

The state's yogurt production has tripled since 2008, thanks to Greek yogurt's popularity. But the fixed price for milk means farmers aren't necessarily benefiting from the boom.
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Will Microsoft's Nokia Deal Shake Up Mobile?

Microsoft is buying Nokia's mobile phone business and licensing key patents for $7.2 billion. Microsoft is aiming to boost its share of the smartphone market, which is dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iPhone. The deal may also provide a hint of who will take over when Microsoft's CEO leaves.
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Verizon Buys Out Vodafone To Acquire Wireless Company

Verizon has agreed to buy out Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. That will give Verizon total control of the largest U.S. cell phone service provider.
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Lava Lamp Turns 50

The lamp, with its hypnotic moving liquid blob center, helped define the psychedelic era. It first hit stores in Britain on this day in 1963. The lamp's inventor was inspired by the design of an odd egg timer in a pub.
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In Maine, Even With A GPS, You Can't Get There From Here

Once a standard fixture at every gas station, paper maps have all but folded in the digital age. But there are places that can baffle your high-tech gadgets. In Maine, weekend explorers might want to take along a map in addition to their GPS unit.
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Verizon Poised To Gain Full Control Of Wireless Business

Verizon and Vodafone are joint owners of the nation's No. 1 wireless provider Verizon Wireless. Over the weekend, the two companies were in talks to finalize the terms of a $130 billion deal. That's how much Vodafone is asking for its 45 percent stake in the company.
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One Direction Heats Up Labor Day Box Office

The English-Irish pop group One Direction was at the top of the list with their 3-D concert film One Direction: This Is Us. It grossed $17 million in its first three days. The documentary cost $10 million to make.
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Ecuador To World: Pay Up To Save The Rainforest. World To Ecuador: Meh.

Oil sits under a pristine swath of the rainforest. Ecuador promised to leave the forest untouched — if the rest of the world would pay up.
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Cincinnati's Airport: Best In The U.S.?

A survey of international travelers found that no U.S. airports rank near the top of the list. The best the U.S. could do was Cincinnati's ranking at No. 30. So what makes a good airport, anyway?
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Trucker Shortage Worsens As Energy Sector Booms

With the oil and gas sectors booming, the need for truckers is growing. But the ranks of well-trained drivers are shrinking, especially as baby boomers hit retirement age. And competition for drivers has become fierce, with the annual turnover rate nearing 100 percent.

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