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Home Depot To Close 7 Stores In China

Home Depot, the U.S.-based home improvement big box chain, said it will close seven of its stores in China. The company says they're moving away from the "do-it-yourself" model in China.
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Discouraged In Hunt For A Job, Many Stop Looking

The unemployment rate dropped last month, but it's not all good news. Some 844,000 people have given up on finding a job for one reason or another. Some have decided to go back to school to train for a new career, but others have simply become too dejected to keep trying.
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California Online Sales Tax Faces Enforcement Hurdle

Starting Saturday, California shoppers will begin paying sales tax on more online purchases. It's the eighth state to pass a so-called "Amazon tax," named after the mega e-tailer. But most of the sales tax owed will remain uncollected.
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Ben Bernanke: Fed Is Looking For 'Sustained Improvement' Of Economy

The Federal Reserve chief said the new policy aims to stabilize economic growth.
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Unemployment, Ben Bernanke And Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

What people think is going to happen to the economy has a huge influence over what actually happens. The Fed knows this, and is trying to take advantage of it.
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D.C.'s Last Full-Service Music Store Helps Customers Make Beautiful Music

Myrna Sislen is celebrating her tenth year as owner of Middle C Music, the District's only full-service music store.

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Pinup Panini Navigates The Challenges Of D.C.'s Food Truck Business

Aspiring food truck entrepreneurs in D.C. have a lot of ropes to learn, from renting a commercial kitchen, to finding parking, to wading through a sea of city regulations. Rebecca Sheir speaks with first-time food-trucker Cori Bryant, who hopes to launch her "Pinup Panini" truck in October.

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