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Spain's Beloved Four-Day Weekends Are At Risk

As an austerity move, Spain is considering rearranging its holiday schedule. Holidays that fall on a Tuesday or Thursday tend to become four-day weekends. But now there's a move to mark them on Monday, and limit the weekend to three days.
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Mongolia's Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?

Mongolia is now tapping huge natural resources. But they're in the Gobi region, where traditional nomadic herding is under assault and desertification is a major problem. Herders are worried the mines will siphon off already dwindling water supplies, while trucks and roads destroy pastureland.
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Time To Move Grandma: What To Do With Her Home?

Depressed home prices make the decision to move an aging relative even more difficult than normal. So what should be done with the house? Try selling in a depressed market? Or rent it until prices perk up? One family weighs a tough choice as it struggles to pay for a grandmother's care.
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SEC's Investigation Unit 'Outgunned, On A Roll'

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — once accused by a whistle blower of not being able to find ice cream at a Dairy Queen — is experiencing something of a culture shift. Last year the agency filed a record 735 enforcement actions and collected nearly a billion dollars in penalties from companies with SEC violations. Audie Cornish talks to Devin Leonard, staff writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, about his article, "The SEC: Outmanned, Outgunned, and On a Roll."
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Tech Look Ahead: HP Layoffs, Google Gets Motorola

Audie Cornish looks ahead to this week's tech news with technology correspondent, Steve Henn.
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AMC Deal Signals Hollywood's New Bond With China

China's Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced a deal on Monday for Wanda to take over the U.S.-based AMC theater group. The companies say it would be the world's largest cinema chain. It's the latest in a string of deals between Hollywood and Chinese companies.
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Networks Must Adapt To Decline In TV Viewers

Ratings fell precipitously in 2012, especially among the most important audience for television advertisers: younger adults aged 18 to 49. Online viewing continues to grow, but remains a small fraction of total viewership. Bill Carter of the New York Times talks about the changing TV landscape.

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