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In The Arab World, Unrest Is Coupled With Unemployment

Unemployment in some of the Arab Spring countries is among the highest in the world. But governments have their hands tied because any attempt at economic reform will likely hurt the poor.
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Think Before You Ink: DC's Proposed 24-Hour Tattoo Wait Period

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health proposed new regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos. We explore the myriad proposed changes to tattoo and piercing regulations.

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Small Businesses And Technology

Time and money are often in short supply for small business owners, and investing in technology doesn't always rise to the top of their priority lists. We consider new options for small businesses on the tech front, with a look at local programs and national trends.

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Net Neutrality In Court: Here's What You Need To Know

In a potentially landmark case, judges will decide whether the federal government can enforce rules and laws around broadband as it becomes more central to our culture and economy.
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Craft Beer's Success Makes Sam Adams Founder A Billionaire

The Boston Beer Co., which brews Sam Adams, has seen its stock soar. The brewer reported net revenue of $181.3 million in the second quarter of 2013.
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Unemployment: Arab Spring Not Springing Back

Many people saw the Arab Spring as a sign of hope for youth in the area. But unemployment numbers there reflect the opposite. Host Michel Martin speaks with The Wall Street Journal economics reporter Sudeep Reddy and Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, about the economic realities of the post-Arab Spring world.
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Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Sells For $6 Billion

Two large investors — Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board — have reached a deal to purchase Neiman Marcus, Inc., for $6 billion, the companies said Monday. The two buyers will hold equal shares of Neiman, which is based in Dallas.
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Prince George's County To Review Whole Foods Plan

Prince George's County officials will review the proposal to build the county's first Whole Foods Market.

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Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Could Be Sold

Neiman Marcus is reported to be in a deal to be sold for $6 billion. Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are the joint interested parties looking to make the deal, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
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Verizon, FCC Go To Court Over Net Neutrality

Opening statements in the court case FCC vs. Verizon begin Monday. This case could determine the FCC's legal ability to enforce the principle known as net neutrality. At issue is whether the federal government may block Internet service providers from slowing or blocking certain online content.

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