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Why The Economy Won't Help Obama — Or Romney

The economy is growing and consumer confidence is rising. But the data are too mixed to point to a robust economy. And it may be too late anyway to change voters' impressions.
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Economic Growth Picked Up Slightly In Third Quarter

The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail as President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney push to the Nov. 6 election.
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Can Windows 8 Bridge The Gap Between Tablet And PC?

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, is the company's boldest move yet. In an attempt to stay competitive with other tech giants, the new software is designed to boost company's mobile and tablet business. But will it upset Microsoft's computer-based loyalists?
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Windows 8 Billed As Biggest Change To PC In 17 Years

Microsoft faces an important crossroads as it launches the new operating system, Windows 8. The software is based on touch screens and gives users a much different experience than previous Windows systems. Windows 8 is seen as critical for Microsoft as it seeks to expand to tablets and smartphones, areas where it has lagged badly.
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It's 10 P.M. In Frankfurt. Do You Know Where Your Gold Is?

Germany's central bank needs to prove that its massive gold reserve actually exists. This is not quite as random as it sounds.
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While Spain Struggles, The Basque Region Shines

The Basque region has long been infamous as home to the ETA separatist group, fighting for independence from Madrid. But with a cease-fire in place, the Basque country is now becoming known for its strong economy.
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After Meningitis Deaths, A Look At Drug Safety

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroids that were injected into an estimated 14,000 people. Two dozen people have died, from fungal meningitis or strokes. It raises questions about where our drugs come from and which organizations oversee their production.
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Microsoft Introduces Windows 8, Marking A 'New Era'

The new, touch-friendly operating system is a big gamble for the company. It's also the biggest remake of the industry-standard OS in 17 years.

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