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All 787 Dreamliners Grounded Around The World

The 50 planes owned by airlines around the world have been pulled out of service. The Federal Aviation Administration and other authorities cite an incident in Japan in which one jet's batteries emitted smoke. The Japanese report came a week after a similar incident occurred in Boston.
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Troubles Continue For 787 Dreamliner With Groundings In Japan, U.S.

An All Nippon Airways (ANA) plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Wednesday because of an apparent electrical failure. ANA and Japan Airlines have grounded all their 787s in response. Later Wednesday, the FAA grounded the U.S. fleet, which effectively grounds all 787s.
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JPMorgan Chase Sees Profits Rise, Halves CEO's Salary For London Debacle

JPMorgan Chase says its profits were up 53 percent in 2012's fourth quarter — but CEO Jamie Dimon's salary will be cut in half, after the bank lost billions of dollars on risky bets placed by a single trader. Dimon's salary now stands at $11.5 million.
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Outsourced: Employee Sends Own Job To China; Surfs Web

What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. The man was earning a six-figure salary.
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Small Business Owners Turn To Friends For Money

Starting a small business hasn't been easy lately. People are now turning to their peers for funding after being denied credit from big banks. But that has its own set of risks and rewards. Host Michel Martin explores the future of small business in 2013.
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Inflation Rate Slowed Sharply In 2012; Prices Were Flat In December

Consumer prices rose just 1.7 percent in 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. That's about half the pace of 2011 — when prices went up 3 percent. A sharp slowing in the increase of gas prices was a major factor. The news means interest rates will likely stay low.

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