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Hearing Postponed In Peregrine CEO's Fraud Case

Russell Wasendorf Sr., the CEO of bankrupt brokerage firm Peregrine, attempted suicide after he was accused of embezzling millions of dollars over the past 20 years. He complicated whatever defense he might be preparing by admitting everything in his suicide note.
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Will McDonald's Health Focus In China Work?

Linda Wertheimer talks to Shaun Rein, who researches the Chinese consumer market, about McDonald's new ad campaign in China, touting the safety and quality of McDonald's food.
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We Set Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

What is striking about all the offshore services available today is that while they are totally legal, the system seems to make it easy to get away with things that are not legal.
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Obama Would Pay More — Romney, A Lot More — If Bush-Era Tax Cuts End

About 80 percent of Americans would see their taxes go up if all the tax cuts signed into law by President George W. Bush were to expire as scheduled at the end of this year. And nearly 100 percent of the highest income earners would have to pay more — including both the Obamas and the Romneys.
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L.A. Council Bans Pot Shops After Regulation Struggle

The City Council voted Tuesday to shut down all of the medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. For years, the city has tried to regulate the shops, which range from mom-and-pop nonprofits to multimillion-dollar businesses. But closing the more than 800 shops will be no easy task.
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A Drought's Impact On Our Energy Grid

Record-setting droughts in the Midwest and South are threatening more than crops: half of the nation's water goes to cooling power plants.

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A Different Road To Work, Bypassing College Dreams

With college costs rising and student debt mounting, some high school graduates in Charlotte, N.C., are opting for an alternative route: European-style apprenticeships. One straight-A student has shifted her sights from an international relations degree to becoming an engineer.

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