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'A Lovely Feeling': Celebrating Older Women With Fabulous Style

The fashion industry is sometimes criticized for unrealistic portrayals of young women. But if you're a woman older than 60, there are almost no portrayals, realistic or otherwise. Now a fashion blog called Advanced Style has made stars of some of these older fashionistas, including a 93-year-old who says the spotlight makes her feel like she's "part of the world."
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EPA's Push For More Ethanol Could Be Too Little, Too Late

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon issue a final ruling that aims to force oil companies to replace E10, gasoline mixed with 10 percent ethanol, with E15. This move could come just as widespread support for ethanol, which is made from corn, appears to be eroding.
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Cause Of Exxon Oil Spill In Arkansas Under Investigation

The pipeline ruptured in the town of Mayflower on Friday, causing the evacuation of 22 homes. Crews have recovered about 4,500 barrels of oil and water, Exxon said Saturday. Officials are also monitoring air quality.
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How Samsung Became An Industry Giant

South Korean company Samsung is the world leader in smartphone and cell phone sales. Bloomberg journalist Sam Grobart gained access to the company's headquarters, and wrote about his findings in Bloomberg Businessweek. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan talks to Growbart about some of the surprising things he found within the company, and how it became a global powerhouse.
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As Housing Industry Builds Up, Other Sectors Follow

The housing recovery is well on its way, economists say, and Americans are becoming more comfortable spending on things like remodeling, moving, gardening and furniture. One economist expects increased housing wealth to boost consumer spending by $100 billion this year.
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Amazon Could Expand Recommendation Services With Goodreads Purchase

Amazon.com, already a major force in the publishing world, announced on Friday the acquisition of Goodreads, a reader recommendation website. Reaction from readers was mixed.
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UPS Agrees To Forfeit $40 Million In Payments From Illegal Online Pharmacies

A U.S. attorney said "good corporate citizens" have an obligation curb the sale of illegal drugs. UPS, the government said, was aware some of its customers were ordering controlled substances illegally.
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Crisis Management & Office Leadership

Business coach and diversity consultant Howard Ross is back to explore what good leaders do when offices are facing internal and external crises.

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