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Internet-Based TV Service May Not Change The Cable Market

The race to create a viable Internet-based TV service is on, and the contestants include the biggest names in computer technology: Apple, Microsoft, Intel and Google. Sony has apparently reached a deal — as preliminary — with Viacom to carry the company's cable channels on its planned web TV service.
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What's Making Headlines Outside Of Washington?

Congress has gone home for its annual August recess, so Tell Me More takes a look at headlines in places across the country. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Mike Leary from the San Antonio Express-News and Dana Coffield of The Denver Post.
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Stock Market Falls As U.S. Economy Does Better

The stock market has lost about 3.5 percent of its value since the beginning of the month. For insight into why the decline, David Greene talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.
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'Headless' Headline Writer Gets The Axe

After more than 40 years at the New York Post, Vincent Musetto has been let go. There's a chance you've read some of the headlines he wrote. The most famous, from 1983, has been called one of the greatest headlines of all time: "Headless Body In Topless Bar." It's been printed in on T-shirts, taught in journalism classes and written about in books.
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Ford Lowers Mileage Rating On C-Max Hybrid

On Thursday, Ford issued a statement lowering the vehicle's stated performance for combined city and highway to 43 miles per gallon. The car had been advertised at 47 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, but tests reportedly showed the figure to be inflated.
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Time Warner Cable Customers Miss Out On CBS

For two weeks, customers with Time Warner Cable in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas have been unable to watch CBS with their cable box. Time Warner and CBS disagree over how much the cable company should be paying the television network for transmitting its shows.
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Why This Year's Blueberry Bounty Has Growers Feeling Blue

A bountiful blueberry crop this summer means lower prices. That's welcome news for consumers, but might spell trouble for blueberry farmers.
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Can Quinoa Farming Go Global Without Leaving Andeans Behind?

At a "quinoa summit" this week, farmers from around the world are trading tips on how to turn this ancient Andean grain into a large-scale crop. Some Andean farmers who currently grow quinoa are asking, "What happens to us?"
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Fears Of A Diminished Stimulus Send Stock Market Falling

Some good news on the jobs front sent the stock market down sharply on Thursday morning. Wall Street is worried the Federal Reserve will soon start to phase-out the stimulus its been providing. The positive jobs news makes that phase-out more likely.
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States Target Hybrids As Gas Tax Revenues Ebb

Americans are using less gasoline, and that affects how much money is available for constructing and repairing highways. Some states are levying taxes and fees on hybrids and electric cars to make up for lost revenue.

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