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McDonald's Says Bye-Bye To Sugary Sodas In Happy Meals

From now on, the fast-food giant says, it will only market and promote milk, water or juice with its children's meals — though parents can still choose to order sodas for their children. The change comes as part of a larger plan to promote more healthful choices.
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Nine Japanese Auto Parts Makers Plead Guilty To Price Fixing

The Justice Department says nine more Japanese companies have pleaded guilty and agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for their roles in a criminal conspiracy to fix the prices of auto parts.
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What You Emailed Us About Using The 'ACC'

After we introduced a name for that annoying email practice of strategically cc-ing a manager to gain an upper hand, you responded with an avalanche of email. Here's a sample of your thoughts.
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D.C.'s Thriving Restaurant Scene Grapples With Worker Shortages

While D.C.'s restaurant scene is coming of age in a major way, it's also experiencing growing pains — in the form of labor shortages.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Coming Of Age

This week we'll bring you stories of how we grow up, grow wise, and come into our own.

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Two Bodies Found Near Costa Concordia Wreck

The remains are presumed to be of a passenger and crew member still unaccounted for from the January 2012 disaster that killed 32 people.
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GDP, Jobless Claims Data Add To Signs Of Slow, Steady Growth

Both reports add to evidence that the U.S. economy continues to chug along. It's estimated that gross domestic product rose at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter. Meanwhile, claims for unemployment insurance remain near a six-year low.
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The Worst Kind Of Email CC: Not A BCC, But An A(nnoying)CC

The irritating practice of copying a third party on an email conversation to undermine the original party's position should have a name. We're calling it an acc.
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If The Government Closes, 'Essential' Employees Would Work

Unless Congress and the White House come together on a bill to fund federal agencies, a large part of the government will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 1. If a shutdown occurs, Social Security checks, food stamps and unemployment insurance would not be affected. But some vacation plans could be disrupted.
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JPMorgan Likely To Settle Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

JP Morgan Chase is negotiating an $11 billion settlement, according to The Wall Street Journal. The firm would pay $7 billion in cash to regulators and $4 billion to consumers. JPMorgan is one of several large banks being investigated for its handling of mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the housing crisis.

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