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With Growing Investments, China's Influence In Autos Is Expanding

For the first time on a mass scale, a car built in China will be on sale in the U.S., joining countless other Chinese-made products. It comes as Chinese firms invest billions in the auto industry.
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Gun-Toting Women Give Rise To Firearms Fashion Accessories

Texas' open-carry law is now in effect, but many women prefer to keep their weapons concealed. A growing industry is meeting a range of gun fashion needs, from bra holsters to luxury handbags.
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For-Profit DeVry University Is Sued Over Employment Figure Claims

The school maintains that 90 percent of its graduates who are looking for work find employment in their field. The Federal Trade Commission calls that statement deceptive.
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Fed Keeps Rates Steady But Expresses Caution About The Global Economy

Federal Reserve policymakers said they believe the U.S. economy is growing at a moderate pace, and that any increases this year will be "gradual."
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Nigerian Billionaire Banks On Young Entrepreneurs To Combat Poverty's Threat

Nigerian billionaire banker Tony Elumelu is promoting what he calls "Africapitalism." To combat terrorism and social ills, he's funding young entrepreneurs, from car mechanics to caterers.
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Streaming Services Shake-Up Market At Sundance Film Festival

Video streaming services like Amazon and Netflix are adding a new dimension to the Sundance Film Festival. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Tatiana Siegel, senior film writer for the Hollywood Reporter, about the competition with traditional movie studios for distribution rights to some of the festival's most anticipated films.
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FCC Chairman Issues Proposal Seeking To 'Unlock' Cable Box Market

Almost all cable subscribers pay to rent a set-top box netting the industry billions a year. Chairman Tom Wheeler says ending that practice would lead to more innovation in the way we consume TV.
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Why The Southeast Could Become The Napa Valley Of Oysters

Oysters from the Pacific Northwest have long been the most coveted for their sweet, mild flavor. But they now have more competition from Southeast oysters cultivated from Virginia down to Florida.

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Air Regulators Sue Calif. Utility Over Massive Gas Leak

A local regulatory body has filed a civil suit against the Southern California Gas Co. alleging negligence over the ongoing natural gas leak near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles.
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Do-It-Yourselfers Face Penalties Over Their Cut-Rate Health Insurance

People sometimes put together policies, such as short-term and critical illness plans, instead of buying more expensive health coverage. But they likely will be penalized under the federal health law.

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