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In Japan, Mobile Startups Take Gaming To Next Level

An estimated one out of every three Japanese are signed up to play games on their cell phones, helping to grow a mobile gaming juggernaut that's currently dominated by a few Japanese startups. Now, those same startups are eyeing a new playing field — the U.S.
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Federal Reserve May Move To Boost Economy

Fed policymakers appeared to move closer to a decision to add more stimulus to the economy. That's according to minutes released of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting. The minutes didn't say what the Fed is likely to do next, but indicated many officials supported keeping the federal funds rate at "exceptionally low levels" at least through late 2014.
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Judge: Poker Is A Game Of Sklll, Not Luck

A federal judge has tossed out the conviction of a man running a Texas Hold 'Em game in a Staten Island, New York, warehouse. The judge says federal gambling law should not apply to poker because it's more a game of skill.
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Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council finds that 40 percent of food in the U.S. today goes uneaten. But several grass-roots groups around the country are working to turn food waste into something useful.
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Fed Hints At More Action To Boost Economy

Many Federal Reserve members said there would have to be action fairly soon if the economy didn't pick up, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting. Separately, the CBO warned of a recession if the economy goes off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of year.
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Officials Work To Mitigate Effects Of Derailment On Ellicott City

While no explanation as to the cause of the train derailment in Ellicott City, Md., has been offered yet, rail company CSX is working on cleaning up the spilled coal and compensating local businesses.

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The Spice Man Cometh To Cuba, A Hot Land Of Bland Food

In a land of mainly fried and mildly spiced foods, Cedric Fernando is hoping to perk up the Cuban palate by opening the island nation's first Indian restaurant. But he's still got a business back in London, just in case.

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