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Southwest Airlines Rectifies Ticket Billing Error

Refunds are arriving into the bank accounts of Southwest Airlines customers who were billed multiple times for promotional fares booked on Friday. In other business news, the Financial Times reports Wall Street banks are moving to prevent "redenomination risk."
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'American Dream,' Betrayed By Bad Economic Policy

Journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele say a government commitment to free trade and an indifference to offshoring of jobs has crippled the middle class. And, they say, that situation is unlikely to change, no matter who wins this year's presidential election.
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A Cup Of Death Wish Coffee Will Jolt You Awake

Death Wish is the name of a coffee roaster in upstate New York. It claims to sell the strongest coffee in the world: 200 percent more caffeine than the typical coffee shop brew, according to the company's website.
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That's No Swimsuit, That's A Racing System

After the 2008 Olympics, organizers re-wrote the rules to outlaw Speedo's lightning-fast full-body swimsuits. The company went back to the drawing board and came up with a new system — and it's helping speed top swimmers like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte to the medal stand.
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Grand Ole Goo Goo Sweetens Fans Old And New

The Goo Goo Cluster, a chocolate-covered bundle of marshmallow, peanuts, and caramel from Tennessee, turns 100 in October. After a long association with Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the gooey treat is looking for a new audience.
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Obama, Romney Each Read Jobs Numbers Differently

President Obama focused on the millions of jobs that have been created in the past 2 1/2 years. His Republican challenger Mitt Romney stressed the unemployment rate, which rose to 8.3 percent. With the economy seemingly in a holding pattern, analysts wonder if the numbers will sway voters.
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Episode 392: Keeping The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

How the federal agency that compiles the monthly jobs report makes sure it doesn't leak.
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Tech Giants Gear Up For Patent Battle

A court battle between Apple and Samsung is underway in California, with each side arguing over intricate patent and trademark claims covering how the companies' phones and tablets work, look, and feel. Robin Feldman, professor at the UC Hastings College of the Law, explains some of the key issues in the court case and how it might affect the technology industry.

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