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WTO Projects Slow Economic Growth In 2012

The World Trade Organization projects that global trade in goods will grow by only 2.5 percent this year. That's down from last year's 5 percent growth, and much lower than the nearly 14 percent in 2010.
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Maker Faire Celebrates Do-It-Yourself-Culture

On the weekend, artists, scientists and tinkerers, who call themselves makers, came from around the world to New York City for the third annual World Maker Faire. It was one part science fair and one part world's fair.
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Retro Products For The Digital Age

The Impossible Project saved Polaroid film before it went off the market. It bought the last remaining factory and restarted production. And a gadget called the Instant Lab prints Polaroids from your iPhone.
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For High Earners, Expiring Tax Cuts Would Hit Hard

About 80 percent of Americans will see their tax bills rise if the Bush-era tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year. But those who will take the largest hit are those with the highest incomes.
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Alexandria Power Plant Closes After Lengthy Fight

Alexandria officials are celebrating the victory of the long awaited closing of the GenOn coal power plant.

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Former Occupy DC Protesters Help Local Reverend

A local reverend facing foreclosure is getting support from former Occupy DC protestors.

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QR Codes For Headstones Keep Dearly Departed Close

A couple in Philadelphia is reinventing gravesite memorials. Using the popular QR code technology, they've developed a business in which mourners can digitally connect to their loved ones with a scan of a smartphone.

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