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Amazon's Profits Exceed Wall Street's Expectations

Online retailer Amazon.com posted first-quarter profits Thursday that beat analysts' estimates. Its total profits last quarter were $190 million. Shortly after the numbers were released, Amazon's stock shot up 15 percent.
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Dilemma For European Banks: Clean Books Or Lend?

European banks' efforts to clean up their balance sheets could actually end up hurting the continent's already-battered economy, the International Monetary Fund warns. Banks may be afraid to lend, which would hit troubled countries like Italy and Spain hard.
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When Should A Country Abandon Its Own Money?

More people use Disney Dollars than Iceland's krona. Is it time to give up on the currency?
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FCC To Vote On Putting TV's Campaign Ad Data Online

TV stations are already compelled to keep records about the campaign ads they air in public files. The FCC's chairman says it's time to make that information available on the Internet. But the stations are resisting.
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Health Insurers Set To Pay $1.3 Billion In Rebates

Health insurers that haven't spent the required share of premiums on health care will be sending rebate checks to employers and consumers. All told, an estimated $1.3 billion is expected to be returned to customers this summer.
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Nutella Maker May Settle Deceptive Ad Lawsuit For $3 Million

It might be hard to imagine anyone believing that Nutella, the sweet chocolate-hazelnut spread is good for you. But the company's agreed to settle claims that its ads made it seem healthier than it is.
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Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

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Is Bribery 'Business As Usual' South Of Border?

Mexican officials are probing allegations that Wal-Mart paid $24 million in bribes to speed construction of new stores there. Wal-Mart has also been accused of lobbying to amend U.S. anti-bribery laws. Host Michel Martin talks with reporter Ana Maria Salazar, who says even big companies have to grease the wheels in Mexico.

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