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Yahoo Earnings Beat Wall Street Expectations

While CEO Marissa Mayer is getting praise, it's unclear which part of Yahoo's business, if any, will turn the once-flagging company around. Yahoo is making more money from users clicking ads while searching but less money on display ads.
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Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Redesigns 'New Republic'

Chris Hughes, 29, is the 98-year-old magazine's publisher. He's facing the same challenges other print media owners do: How to marry in-depth news articles with screens that seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Hughes tells Steve Inskeep it's a task he's prepared to tackle.
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Rising Postal Rates Squeeze Small Record Labels

When postal rates went up this week, labels who ship CDs and LPs saw rates jump. They say the costs will make their way to music fans.
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As Developing World Goes Mobile, Can Apple Make The Sale?

Up to 1 billion people in emerging markets will buy mobile phones in the coming years, and many will use them in lieu of a computer. While this might seem a natural opportunity for Apple, it may be a struggle for the tech giant to land these new customers.
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A 'Permatemp' Economy: The Ideology Of The Expendable Employee

Nearly 13 million people head to work as temporary and contract employees each year, according to the American Staffing Association. In a piece for The New York Times, sociologist Erin Hatton traces the evolution of the temp industry and argues that it's time to get rid of the "anti-worker ideology that has come to accompany it."
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After Driving Past GM In 2012, Toyota Poised To Boost Sales Further In 2013

The Japanese giant recovered last year from the lingering effects of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that cut into its production. Now, in part thanks to a decline in the value of the yen that makes its products more competitive, it expects further sales gains in 2013.
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After Rising To Pre-recession Levels, Stocks Pause; Will Bulls Resume Running?

Though stocks took a breather Monday from their recent rally, there are reasons to think they'll continue their upward move in coming months. Money seems to be moving out of bonds and into stocks, corporate earnings are better than expected and economies overseas are getting back on their feet.

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