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Brazilian Dogs To Get Mating Hotel

Two entrepreneurs — a brother and sister team in Brazil — are building an eight-story hotel for pets. One floor apparently is dedicated to mating. The hotel's romantic rooms for canines will cost about $50 a day, and feature amenities like mood lighting, a heart-shaped ceiling mirror and red floor cushions.
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DirectTV, Viacom Battle Over Distribution Fees

Nearly 20 million subscribers of the country's largest satellite TV provider are unable to watch dozens of channels. DirecTV ordered the blackout after its distribution agreement with Viacom ended.
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United To Place Major Order With Boeing

United Airlines is set to buy about 100 Boeing planes — the single-aisle 737s. The deal, long rumored, will be worth billions of dollars for Boeing. Boeing would still be behind Europe's Airbus when it comes to new orders for the next generation of narrow body jets.
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New Online Users Have A Longer Timeline

For the first time, more than half of adults 65 and older are using the Internet. Pew Center data shows that trend really picked up in the past year, particularly with help from offline outreach to senior citizens. Besides, few grandparents can resist a wall full of family pictures.
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Nats' Winning Ways A Boon For Business

A rising tide raises all boats, as the saying goes, and a first place Washington Nationals team has been a boon for businesses located near Nats Park servicing the crowds of enthusiastic fans.

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Wake Up Call To Grocery Stores: Young People Shop Around

The younger generation is less loyal to grocery stores and grocery store brands than their elders. This has big implications for how stores must adapt and change in the future as millennials gain more purchasing power.
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Did The Great Recession Bring Back The 1930s?

The downturn and sluggish recovery of recent years had been compared to the nation's worst economic period. Now that much more data is available to measure it, how did the Great Recession stack up against the Great Depression?

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