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How Other Networks Compete Against Olympic Games

NBC's coverage of the London Olympics is a ratings hit. This can present a problem for other networks looking to lure viewers — especially those dedicated to broadcasting sports. Steve Inskeep, talks to media reporter John Ourand of the Sports Business Daily about counter-programming the Olympics, and what sports networks like ESPN are showing instead.
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Text Champion Repeats Title

Austin Wierschke, 16, has maintained his place atop the pantheon of texters. The competition took place Wednesday in New York City's Times Square. There were 11 competitors.
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Susan G. Komen Faces Leadership Shakeup

Nancy Brinker the founder of the breast cancer charity is giving up her CEO role for a lower profile job. President Liz Thompson has resigned. The statement issued by the charity makes no mention of it, but Komen's been dealing with fall-out from a decision earlier this year to stop funding cancer screenings conducted by Planned Parenthood. The funding was restored, but following the flap, participation in races has dropped by as much as 30 percent.
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The Building That's In Two Countries At Once

Inside a European office building, a metal line divides Germany and the Netherlands — and reveals the limits of the European dream.
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Tax Evaders Beware! Money's Getting Harder To Hide

The U.S. government has been tightening the screws on Americans who hide money in offshore accounts, putting pressure on overseas banks, and joining forces with European and Japanese regulators. One effort, an amnesty program for unreported account holders, has brought in $5 billion in back taxes and penalties.

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