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U.S. Treasury Cuts Stake In AIG With $18 Billion Sale

The Treasury Dept has reduced its stake in AIG by selling $18 billion worth of company stock. In doing so, the U.S. government moved from being AIG's majority shareholder to simply having a stake in the company. The sale guarantees that taxpayers will come out ahead on the bailout of the insurer.
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Insurance Costs Rise, But More Slowly

Annual family health insurance premiums rose about 4 percent to an average of $15,745 this year, a new survey finds. While the increase is less than the one seen last year, it exceeds both inflation and wage gains.
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How Oregon's Prized Pinot Noir Grapes Will Take The Heat Of Climate Change

Warming temperatures are forcing Oregon winemakers to rethink Pinot Noir, a picky but popular grape. But there is another problem with climate change — what if it gets colder instead of warmer?
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The iPhone 5 And The Economy: Don't Believe The Hype

Will there be a smartphone stimulus this fall? Don't hold your breath.
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Are You Susceptible To 'Seduction By Contract'?

The new iPhone is expected to be unveiled this week, and customers can probably get a discount if they sign up for a lengthy service agreement. But New York University Law Professor Oren Bar-Gill tells host Michel Martin that consumers should think twice before signing the dotted line for things like phones, credit cards or mortgages.
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GoDaddy Says Outage Was Not Caused By Hack

A member of Anonymous said he was responsible for the attack. Not so, says GoDaddy.
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Coca-Cola Returns To Myanmar

The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is undergoing dramatic political reform and opening up to the outside world. The U.S. recently lifted sanctions and appointed an ambassador there. And what comes next? Coca Cola.
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Millions Of New Jobs, But Many Don't Pay Well

The economy has added about 4.6 million jobs since the recession ended. But nearly 40 percent of these jobs don't pay well and have only limited benefits.

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