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Japanese Court Weighs In On Apple-Samsung Dispute

A Tokyo court on Friday dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung had infringed on its patent. It's the latest ruling in the global legal battle between the two technology titans over smartphones. Last week, a U.S. jury awarded Apple a billion dollars in damage in its patent suit with Samsung.
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Buffett Donates More To His Children's Foundations

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has pledged an additional $3 billion of Berkshire Hathaway shares to the charitable foundations run by his three children. Buffet has been giving about $64 million a year to each of his children's foundations. Now he's decided to up that amount to about $100 million a year.
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Norwalk, Ct., Schools Avert Budget Crisis

Like many cities, Norwalk has been repeatedly forced to cut its school budget. But this year, a $10 million shortfall forced a demand for even steeper cuts and big concessions from the teachers union. As the new school year begins, wounds are still deep after the frustrating budget battle.
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For Oil Refineries, Isaac Was 'Mostly A Nonevent'

The major oil companies are looking to restart oil production in the Gulf of Mexico as quickly as possible, now that Isaac has passed. With nearly all the production platforms shut down, many people expected to see a rise in oil prices. But instead, they fell.
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Two Sides Prepare For Vote On Genetically Modified Labeling In Calif.

Supporters of the labeling measure have raised about $800,000. The amount is dwarfed by the nearly $25 million raised by food industry opponents.
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On the Farmers Market Frontier, It's Not Just About Profit

The farmers markets opening up in lower-income neighborhoods may not be as good a business for farmers, but they're helping build community. And they're making fresh food available that people might have thought was outside of their budget.

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