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China To Buy 50 Planes From Airbus

The more than $3.5 billion deal was signed during a visit to China by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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It Wasn't Cheap To Host James Bond-Themed Bash

Sweden's spy agency sanctioned the elegant party last year. It cost more than $650,000 at a time when the government was pushing austerity measures.
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Samsung Vows To Appeal Patent Verdict

David Greene talks to Ina Fried, a senior editor at the website All Things Digital, about the next steps for Samsung after it lost a patent lawsuit to Apple.
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What The Apollo Astronauts Did For Life Insurance

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, he had to solve a more prosaic problem.
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In Drought, Should Corn Be Food Or Fuel?

Drought across the country has led to spiking corn prices, forcing a growing number of ethanol plants around the country to temporarily close down. As a result, there is a growing call for suspending a federal mandate on biofuel and freeing up corn for feed.
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U.S. Economy Grew At 1.7 Percent Annual Rate In Second Quarter

The Bureau of Economic Analysis revised its previous estimate of 1.5 percent.
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G-7 Nations Want Oil Production Ramped Up

In a statement Tuesday, the G-7 nations warned of the risks "posed by elevated oil prices." Demand for gasoline usually starts to wane at the end of the summer but right now gasoline prices are hitting new highs. Oil prices are surging because of tensions with Iran and the ongoing concerns about Hurricane Isaac.

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