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Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down

The owner of the encrypted email service posted a cryptic message, saying he was barred from divulging specifics.
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Don't Let The Price Of Pine Nuts Keep You From Pesto

Hungry bugs and warmer temperatures mean pine trees aren't producing as many seeds as they once did, driving up the cost of Italian pine nuts to $120 per pound in some cases. Cookbook author Julia della Croce found a colorful — and delicious — alternative in pistachios.
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'New York Times' Is Not For Sale, Sulzberger Says

After it was announced that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post, there was renewed speculation about the Times. But the newspaper's publisher and chairman has rejected such talk.
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Fannie Mae Books $10.1 Billion In Second-Quarter Profits

The giant mortgage finance company's strong showing was driven by a rise in U.S. housing prices. Fannie's profit is nearly double what it was in the year-ago quarter.
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Weekly Jobless Claims Hold Steady

The 333,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance was a 1.5 percent increase from the week before. But over the past month, claims ran at the lowest pace since November 2007 — just before the start of the last recession.
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Book News: Publishers Object To Proposed Punishments For Apple

Also: a literary missed connection; Danielle Steel on condescending questions; Lewis Carroll on etiquette.
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Railroad In Deadly Canadian Crash Files Bankruptcy

The rail company involved in the explosion that killed 47 people in a small Quebec town last month has filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is a direct result of the explosion, in which a run-away train carrying oil derailed and blew up not far from the Maine-Quebec border.
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Sioux Falls' Rapid Business Growth Gains National Attention

Sioux Falls, S.D., gains thousands of new residents each year. Leaders point to business opportunities, diversity and quality of life as reasons for its growth. This kind of boom comes with conflict, and Sioux Falls faces challenges to continuing development.
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JPMorgan Chase Faces Justice Department Probe

JPMorgan Chase revealed on Wednesday that it's facing criminal and civil investigations by the Justice Department. The bank says the investigations focus on sales of subprime mortgage securities in the years preceding the financial crisis.
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Tesla's Stock Boosts Projections For Carmakers Staying Power

High-end electric automaker Tesla has beat Wall Streets expectations and turned a profit for the second quarter. But will that be enough to help give the company power to sustain for the long term?

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