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Amtrak Tests Faster Trains In Northeast Corridor

Amtrak's Acela Express trains are breaking the speed limit along some stretches in the Northeast corridor. The company it testing how its trains and tracks perform at speeds up to 165 mph. Tests are happening along four isolated stretches of track in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusett
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Economy's Holiday Wish List: Buy Big-Ticket Items

Several large retailers are hiring ten of thousands of people for the upcoming holiday shopping season. But analysts say sales of small-ticket items won't give the economy the jolt that big-ticket items would.
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Police Fire Rubber Bullets At Spanish Protesters

Austerity protesters in Spain have launched a new movement dubbed "Occupy Congress." They are surrounding the Spanish Parliament with a human chain. After more than a year of mostly peaceful protests, this one got violent.
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NFL, Refs Meet But There's No End To Labor Dispute

Patience is running thin for many after the latest blown call by replacement referees in the National Football League. It's even seeped into national politics. Will a long-term strike have long-term implications for the game?
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Joan Crawford's Oscar Sells At Auction

When Joan Crawford was nominated for Best Actress for the movie Mildred Pierce, she was so nervous that she skipped the Academy Awards ceremony. Tuesday night, her Oscar sold at auction for $426,732.
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Ford Announes Job Cuts In Europe

Sales in the European Union are down 12 percent this year and Bloomberg reports "a few hundred" workers, mostly in Germany and the United Kingdom will be getting the axe. And pioneering electric car maker Tesla Motors has announced it's selling 5 million shares to raise much needed cash.

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