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Tensions Flare Over Rock Of Gibraltar

Once again, Spain and Britain are at odds over a tiny limestone peninsula at Europe's southern tip — Gibraltar. It's physically attached to Spain but has been a British territory for 300 years. Now some Spaniards want it back.
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Want To Be A Chicken Farmer? Try It Before You Commit

The idea of raising backyard chickens has become very popular. But people who follow through on the idea don't always know what they are getting into. So a few companies are letting would-be chicken farmers try out the experience — for a fee.
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Bezos' Resources Could Go A Long Way For 'The Post'

News that Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is buying The Washington Post for $250 million took many in the news media and publishing industries by surprise. For more insight into Bezos, David Greene talks to BusinessWeek senior writer Brad Stone. He is the author of an upcoming book: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.
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Obama Focuses On Making Home Ownership More Accessible

President Obama is in California, where he'll visit Marines at Camp Pendleton. On Tuesday, he spoke about housing in Phoenix. Among other items, he talked about winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the companies that guarantee most long-term fixed-rate mortgages in the U.S.
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Virgin America Announces Earnings Win

The company has been hit by a lot of losses since it was founded in 2007. But for the second quarter of this year, it says it earned nearly $9 million. Virgin America seems to be reaping the benefits of falling fuel prices and an increase in people traveling.
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Cardboard Cutout Is An Effective Police Officer

At a subway and bus station in Cambridge, Mass., transit police planted the cutout to watch over the bike racks. Bike thefts are down 67 percent.
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DOJ Files Civil Charges Against Bank Of America

The Justice Department alleges Bank of America made false statements about the quality of $850 million worth of home-loans that it sold to investors. The move is the latest in a series of cases being brought against financial firms.
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Boston Hopes Red Sox Owner Can Turn Around 'Globe'

In Boston, a billionaire entrepreneur is buying the Boston Globe. John Henry is currently the owner of the Red Sox baseball team. He says he isn't interest in trying to influence the news — including the baseball coverage.
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As Twitter Expands Reach, Abuse Policy Gets Added Scrutiny

A series of threats and abusive messages aimed at prominent women in the U.K. have placed Twitter in an awkward spot. As the company gears up to go public and expand its brand around the world, it is increasingly running into cultural and legal hurdles that challenge Twitter's free speech ethos.
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DOJ Sues Bank Of America Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit against Bank of America, alleging that the company lied to investors about the relative riskiness of the mortgage loans backing the residential mortgage-backed securities, made false statements after intentionally not performing proper due diligence and filled the securitization with a disproportionate amount of risky mortgages.

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