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Too Much Rain Washes Out Crops In The South

Parts of the South have seen record rainfall this year. After years of drought, you'd think all that rain would be a good thing. But too much of the wet stuff is bad for farmers' crops.
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Fed Decision Sends Brazil's Currency Lower

When the Federal Reserve announced it had a plan to taper U.S. economic stimulus measures, shockwaves were felt across financial markets overseas. Anticipation of the Fed's action has sent Brazil's currency tumbling in one of the world's most important emerging markets.
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First Female Member Of NYSE Muriel Siebert Dies At 80

Muriel "Mickie" Siebert bought a seat on the exchange in 1967 and was also the first woman to head one of its member firms. She died Saturday in New York at age 80. The cause was complications of cancer.
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First Female Member Of New York Stock Exchange Dies

Muriel "Mickie" Siebert bought a seat on the exchange in 1967 and was also the first woman to head one of its member firms. She died Saturday in New York at age 80. The cause was complications of cancer.
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Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

Drew Dinkmeyer was an investment analyst. Pretty steady job, right? He left that job - in this economic climate - to become a full-time fantasy sports player.
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Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

A new program is working to bring the same level of knowledge that sommeliers have about wine to the world of malt and hops, by turning out batches of certified beer experts known as cicerones.
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ESPN Says It Backs Reporting As It Pulls Out Of NFL Series

The network asked to have its branding removed from an upcoming PBS series on the NFL and head injuries. Two of its reporters contributed to the effort, and there's a report that the decision followed pressure from the NFL.
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Discrimination Suit Dropped Against TV's Paula Deen

An agreement to dismiss comes less than two weeks after a judge threw out a racial discrimination charge.
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Ballmer's Retirement Announcement Drives Up Microsoft Stock

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's longtime CEO, says he will retire from the company within the next year. His departure is a surprise since he announced a major reorganization at Microsoft just two months ago. Ballmer will leave a company that remains influential and immensely profitable, but has struggled to adapt to mobile technology.
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Cash, Cows And The Rise Of Nerd Philanthropy

Most charities get money from donors and spend it on things they think will help people — schools, medicine, farm animals. GiveDirectly just gives money away. And that poses a challenge to the more traditional charities.

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