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Web-Based Subscription Businesses Surf A New Wave

Subscription-based business models are nothing new. But right now, e-commerce subscriptions are exploding. And in some cases, companies that make a unique pitch about their product line can win customers away from large retailers like Amazon.
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GM, Ford And Chrysler Post Double-Digit Increases

Pickup trucks sold briskly last month which is good for the bottom line of Detroit's Big Three. One analyst says "the success of the truck segment is usually seen as the harbinger of the overall economy recovery."
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McDonald's Goes Vegetarian — In India

McDonald's plans to open the first in a series of all-vegetarian restaurants in India next year. But rest assured, in most locations around the world, meat will stay on the menu.
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Automakers Report Strong August Sales

Automakers are proving to be a bright spot in a slow-growing economy. Chrysler led the pack in August sales jumps at 15 percent, with the Ram pickup and Dodge Dart moving briskly. Ford got a boost from pickups and SUVs, with a 13 percent jump in August sales. GM's sales were up 10 percent.
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Big Three All Posted Double-Digit Gains In Auto Sales Last Month

The auto industry remains one of the economy's brighter spots. Chrysler's sales were up the most — 14 percent.
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Author Caught Writing His Own Glowing Review

Best-selling novelist R.J. Ellory was caught anonymously writing positive reviews of his own work on Amazon. Ellory praised himself for his magnificent genius.
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Tech Giants Expected To Debut Gadgets Before Apple

Nokia, Motorola and Amazon are all expected to announce new hand-held devices this week. It may be an attempt to keep pace with Apple, now the largest U.S. company ever. Apple is rumored to be unveiling its new iPhone at a news conference next week.

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