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Dell Makes Deal To Become Private Company

A $24.4 billion buyout that would take computer maker Dell private was announced Tuesday. The group negotiating to buy the company includes private equity firm Silver Lake, Microsoft and Dell's founder Michael Dell.
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BP Announces Lower 4th Quarter Earnings

The British oil company said its net profit was about a billion dollars lower than a year earlier. BP has been shrinking as assets have been sold off to pay for its liabilities tied to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Pizza Hut Makes Eating Pizza Easier

For decades, Pizza Hut has been vigorously researching ways to improve the pizza consumption process. The company has come up with pizza sliders. Imagine pizza, but presented in cute hamburger-slider size. Each mini pizza is 3.5 inches across.
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S&P To Face Fraud Suit Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

Federal officials plan to sue the credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor's for fraud. S&P gave top ratings to many mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis in 2008. The securities turned out to be far riskier than anyone imagined. S&P said the suit is without factual or legal merit.
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FCC Proposes Public WiFi Network

The federal government has proposed an ambitious plan to build public WiFi networks across the country. The idea is to boost innovation, and make the Internet cheaper and more accessible. Renee Montagne talks to Cecilia Kang, a reporter for The Washington Post about who likes the idea and who doesn't.

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