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The Cost To Keep The Home Team At Home May Not Be Worth It

Increasingly, privately owned sports teams aren't just asking for newer, fancier digs. They're also asking the public to pay half — or more — of the bill.
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The 'Blacks In Tech' Series Wraps, But Let's Keep Talking

In the years since BlackPlanet launched, Tom Anderson sold Myspace to News Corp. for hundreds of millions of dollars. Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook has become a household name. But nobody seems to remember tech success Omar Wasow. How can that be?
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Week That Was: Bay Area Economy, NSA Ruling, Tech Execs In D.C.

A federal judge deals a big blow to the NSA's mass surveillance, a look back at our series on the San Francisco Bay Area, and the rest of the best tech headlines and conversations from the week.
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Makeover USA: Short, 'Dowdy' D.C. Considers High Heels

Our nation's capital was designed to showcase its monuments, and monumental buildings — from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. But as the city grows, is it time to rewrite the law that mandates a ground-hugging skyline?
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Yellen Nomination To Fed Clears Hurdle; Confirmation Likely

Janet Yellen would be the first woman to head the central bank. On Friday, the Senate voted to head off any potential filibuster of her nomination. A confirmation vote is scheduled for Jan. 6.
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They're Back! Chesapeake Oysters Return To Menus After Rebound

The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
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U.S. Economy's 3rd-Quarter Growth Beats Projections

The economy grew by 4.1 percent in the third quarter of the year, significantly higher than the earlier projection of 3.6 percent. The upward revision comes mostly thanks to stronger consumer spending, and it's the strongest showing in almost two years.
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Economy Looks Better, At Least In Rearview Mirror

Growth was stronger than thought in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says. It now estimates that gross domestic product grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate. That's the best pace since late 2011.
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Health Care Rules Relaxed Again, 'Backlash' Follows

After the Obama administration announced that Americans who recently had their health insurance canceled can buy "catastrophic policies," the insurance industry said the change will cause more confusion.
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Shop On The Web Or In The Store; Each Has Risks

Some consumers are wary of making online purchases, fearing hackers would steal their credit card information. But as the security breach potentially involving 40 million payment cards at Target shows, even in-store transactions are vulnerable to high-tech thieves.

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