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Economists: Healthy Food Isn't More Expensive

One of the biggest barriers to eating well can be cost. At least a lot of people have that perception. But new research by some economists at the Agriculture Department indicates fruits and vegetables are not as expensive as some less healthy options.
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Fed: Sizeable Risk From Capitol Hill Gridlock

The Federal Reserve has unsealed the minutes of its Open Market Committee meeting in April. Fed officials warn that a failure to agree on a federal budget plan could mean businesses will delay hiring plans.
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Biden Speech Part Of Coordinated Attack On Romney

With a speech in Ohio Wednesday, Vice President Biden kept up the drum beat criticizing Mitt Romney for his work as a venture capitalist. The GOP presidential hopeful casts his business experience as a prime asset.
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'Dire Consequences' If Greece Exits Euro

Depositors in Greece are nervous about the possibility, and euros are being drained from the country's banks at a rate of up to $1 billion a day this week. The new election scheduled for June isn't boosting much confidence, either. But with so much at stake, is it possible for leaders to prevent an exit?
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Betting Better Fake Chicken Meat Will Be As Good As The Real Thing

A new Maryland company is betting that its mixture of soy, pea powder, carrot fiber and gluten-free flour tastes a lot like real chicken. Beyond Meat plans to expand into fake pork and ground beef next.
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'What Facebook Is Selling Is Us'

Facebook's initial public offering — $16 billion and counting — is shaping up to be one of the largest in history. The company and its investors are betting that the social media giant can learn enough from its users so it can target ads that will be worth big, big money.
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Buyers Of Hyped Skechers 'Toning Shoes' Can Get Refunds

Skechers has agreed to pay $40 million to settle claims that it deceived its customers by saying its Shape-ups shoes would help people who wore them shed pounds and tone their abs, buttocks and legs, the Federal Trade Commission said.
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How Facebook Can Live Up To The Hype

Facebook needs more users — and it needs to figure out how to make more money off of each user.

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