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Bain Capital Tax Documents Draw Mixed Reaction

Last week the website Gawker posted dozen of internal Bain & Company documents and asked the public whether there might be a smoking gun in there somewhere. There are no smoking guns so far, but the documents did revive a debate about how much tax private equity firms should pay.
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Election 2012: What's At Stake In Tech

People in the technology business have a lot riding on this year's elections. We connect with a technology reporter to learn more about the technology issues shaping elections this fall.

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Microsoft's New Logo Gets Mixed Reviews

Microsoft had to know there would be critics when it released its new logo late last week. Microsoft used the old logo for 25 years. Some bloggers say the logo is clean and less cluttered. Others say it is boring.
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Oil Refineries Wait For Isaac To Pass

Isaac isn't expected to grow beyond a Category 1 hurricane and that's easing some concerns it could damage oil and gas refineries along the Gulf Coast. Still, several have shut down operations and will probably be off line for a few days. Depending on Isaac's severity, analysts say gasoline prices could go up by about 10 cents or so in the coming weeks.
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App Answers: Who's Paying For That Political Ad?

For voters living in swing sates, the barrage of political ads has already been unprecedented. Now there is an app, Ad Hawk, that can help you figure out who's paying for all those ads. it works similarly to Shazam, a smartphone app that can identify songs.
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In India, 100-Year-Old Lunch Delivery Service Goes Modern

If you work in an office in India, lunch might travel through a complex network of kitchens, bicycle deliverymen and train stations before ending up on your desk. Dabba wallahs have been delivering meals for a century, but over the years, lunchbox fare has changed dramatically.
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Somaliland: A Pocket Of Stability In A Chaotic Region

Two decades of peace — an anomaly in the turbulent Horn of Africa — are paying off for Somaliland, Somalia's secessionist northwestern enclave. Although not officially recognized as an independent nation, Somaliland is attracting investors, including a $17 million Coca-Cola bottling plant.

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