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Samsung's Galaxy S3 Sets A Marker For iPhones

In the world of smartphones, Apple and Samsung have been going head to head. And the competition could get rougher. Samsung has launched the Galaxy S3 in the U.S., and it could be a serious threat to the iPhone. Linda Wertheimer talks to Bloomberg technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about the latest in the smartphone battle between Samsung and Apple.
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Barclays Chairman Leaves Over Rate-Fixing Probe

Marcus Agius quit on Monday. His resignation comes just days after the bank agreed to pay British and U.S. regulators a $450 million fine to settle charges that Barclays traders and executives had manipulated a key interest rate for profit.
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Mississippi Reluctant To Expand Medicaid Eligibility

Dominated by Republican lawmakers, Mississippi nevertheless has moved forward aggressively to implement a key part of the law: health insurance exchanges. Reacting to last week's Supreme Court's decision, Mississippi officials say they may not expand Medicaid to cover more poor residents, even though the federal government is offering to pay most of the cost.
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Sales Tax In Health Law Targets Medical Devices

Some industries stand to benefit now that the health care law has been upheld by the Supreme Court. For makers of medical devices, the ruling means frustration because a sales tax on their equipment stays in place.
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Samsung Sells More Than Smartphones, Electronics

More than 70 years ago, Samsung started as a company which sold dried fish and fruit. Now Samsung sells everything from life insurance, to hotels and chemicals. It's one of South Korea's biggest companies. And, it's still run by the same family: the Lees.
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An Abbey's Run-In With Law On Who Can Sell Caskets

A law in Louisiana stopped monks at St. Joseph Abbey from selling their wood caskets in the state. That law is just one of dozens of antiquated and possibly monopolistic laws that pervade the nation's funeral industry. But for the first time in decades, the laws are facing new scrutiny as consumers become more aware of their rights.

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