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Mayor To Gay Couples: 'I Want To Marry You In Minneapolis'

Weddings are big business, and the mayor of Minneapolis is targeting a lucrative new market, asking gay couples from across the Midwest to take advantage of Minnesota's month-old same-sex marriage law and hold nuptials in his city.
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Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

The USDA has quietly ended a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The products won't require a country-of-origin label — which means there's no way to know whether those chicken nuggets in the freezer aisle came from a country with a spotty food safety reputation.
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BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process

BP is fighting the settlement it agreed to last summer that let the oil company avoid thousands of potential lawsuits over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP now says the claim process is corrupt and wants to stop all the money flowing from its claims fund.
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Japanese Whiskey Teases U.S. Consumers By Playing Hard To Get

Japanese whiskey-makers are protective of their product and want the prized spirit to be consumed a certain way. In Japan, that means serving it with particular foods and diluting it with pure water.
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Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption

The U.S. spy agency breaks codes but also lobbies private IT companies to leave backdoors into their products. The revelations are the latest from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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The World Capital Of Counterfeit Dollars

Making fake dollars is big business in Peru, where counterfeiters hire people to finish each bill by hand.
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Yah-New! Did Yahoo Hit The Mark With Its Logo Change?

The goal was to create something whimsical, sophisticated and fresh, CEO Marissa Mayer says. Is it an improvement, something worse or not that much different?
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Job Growth Cooled A Bit In August, Report Signals

An employment survey shows 176,000 more jobs on private employers' payrolls. The increase was less than July's estimated 198,000 gain. Meanwhile, the number of first-time claims for jobless benefits dipped last week and remain near a five-year low.
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Don't Let Death Interfere With Your Need For Music

A Swedish firm is selling coffins loaded with speakers and a Spotify music account to stream songs six feet under. The package costs $30,000.
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Data Marketing Critics Check Out What's Written About Them

Companies that collect and sell information about you are usually pretty secretive. But one of the biggest is now allowing consumers to look themselves up. Acxiom Corporation has set up the website: AboutTheData.com.

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