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'New York Times' Names Mark Thompson As CEO

Mark Thompson is a former BBC executive, and he will face a different business model from the non-profit British broadcaster. The paper is run by a board that's largely elected by a family trust. Thompson will start in November. The paper has been without a chief since last December.
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Home Depot Reports Earnings Are Up 12 Percent

The Atlanta-based home improvement chain reported it's beginning to see improving signs in the housing market. Company officials told analysts that homeowners are taking on more small projects around the house.
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British Bank Settles Money Laundering Charges

Standard Chartered will pay $340 million to settle charges it used its New York branch to hide illegal international transactions. The settlement covers some 60,000 transactions totaling $250 billion, according to regulators. The bank strongly denied the charges at first, but then backed down agreeing to let a monitor oversee its international transactions and pay a fine.
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Movie Documents 'Janesville' After GM Closes Plant

Renee Montagne talks with documentary maker Brad Lichtenstein about his new film As Goes Janesville. It is an up close look at wrenching changes the Wisconsin town has been through since GM closed a plant there. Janesville is the hometown of Rep. Paul Ryan, who is GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate.
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Twitter Lets Customers Skip Recordings, And Make Choices

Once relegated to one-time promos and marketing campaigns, Twitter is now a tool businesses use to provide customer service. And for some customers, Twitter can be a deciding factor in what companies they do business with.
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The Next Frontier In TV: English News For Latinos

ABC News and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision have joined forces to create a TV news channel aimed at Hispanics who prefer English. But with a target audience that currently turns to the same news sources as everyone else, the venture isn't without risk.
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Ryan's Mission For Fed: Focus On Prices, Not Unemployment

Mitt Romney's new running mate has authored some provocative policy proposals to cut budget deficits and overhaul Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But Rep. Paul Ryan has also been an advocate for a different course for the Federal Reserve.

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