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Just How Blind Are Blind Trusts, Anyway?

Mitt Romney, like other candidates before him, has stressed that his investments are in a blind trust. But some trusts are blinder than others.
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Ni Hao, Siri! Apple Woos Asia, In Two Charts

Apple is giving China a lot of attention for good reason: The Asia & Pacific region, including China, made up about a third of the company's sales in the fiscal year that ended September 30.
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Public Pensions Are About To Look Less Healthy

Numbers from state and local governments suggest their public pension plans are underfunded by about $1 trillion. New accounting rules are about to make that gap between what they owe and what they have on hand look bigger — much bigger, in some cases.
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Tough Austerity Plan Incites Spanish Protesters

Tens of thousands of Spaniards staged angry protests this week against new cutbacks that represent the biggest single dose of austerity in Spain's democratic history. Public employees will suffer pay cuts as part of a nearly $80 billion package of cuts and tax hikes. New austerity measures are the conditions attached to a European bailout for Spanish banks.
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Founder Of Famed Soul Food Restaurant Dies

Sylvia Woods founded the famed Harlem soul food restaurant that carries her name in 1962. She died Thursday — the same day New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was to celebrate her legacy. Woods was 86.
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GM Retirees Face Crucial Pension Deadline

More than 40,000 GM retirees must decide by 5 p.m. Friday whether to take a buyout of their pensions. If they don't, responsibility for their pensions shifts to a private company. Financial planners have been working overtime to try to help people make a decision.
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Ford Recalls Some 2013 Escapes

A problem with a fuel line could lead to an engine fire, the company warned. The recall affects 2013 Escape models with 1.6-liter engines. Ford will deliver a loaner vehicle to owners and take the Escapes to its dealers for repair

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