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Discover To Refund $200 Million To Customers

Discover has agreed to refund customers over claims it engaged in deceptive marketing practices over the phone. The company allegedly got customers to unwittingly pay for add-on services they never ordered. Discover says it's not admitting any wrongdoing with this agreement.
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Lawsuit Claims Pork Producers Council Scammed $60 Million From Farmers

The Humane Society is accusing the Pork Producers Council of financing its lobbying efforts through a questionable sale of the slogan,"The Other White Meat." The lawsuit shines a spotlight on the odd and controversial world of agriculture "checkoff" programs.
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Tesla's Big Gamble: Can The Electric Car Go Mainstream?

Tesla Motors is an automotive rarity — a startup, and a car company that comes out of Silicon Valley, not Detroit or Japan or Germany. Tesla hopes the technology it uses to make electric cars will upend the industry.
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'Flo' Makes List Of 'Top 10 Female Ad Icons;' Who's Missing?

The Progressive Insurance spokeswoman joins Miss Chiquita and others. But what about Little Debbie, Elsie the cow and Mrs. Butterworth? They didn't make the list. Whom would you add and delete?
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More Than 5 Million New iPhones Sold In Debut Weekend, Apple Says

Apple underestimated demand, so the iPhone 5 has quickly sold out.
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Getting A More Svelte Salmon To Your Dinner Plate

Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
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'Amazing Scene' As Riot Shuts Foxconn Plant In China

Authorities say 2,000 workers went on a rampage over a "personal dispute." Some workers, though, are saying the dispute relates to on-going tensions at the factory where products are made for Apple and other high-tech giants.
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Employee Shopping: 'Acqui-Hire' Is The New Normal In Silicon Valley

Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Zynga are on a shopping spree. They're buying small startups with innovative products and apps. But many times the buyers don't care about what the small companies were producing. They just want the engineers.

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