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Sharp Shows Off 'World's Biggest' LED TV

Japanese electronics maker Sharp says the TV with the 90-inch screen will cost nearly $11,000.
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Study: Fat People Burden Earth's Resources

Linda Wertheimer talks to Dr. Ian Roberts, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Roberts led the research on a new study on global obesity. It shows that weight, not just population size, should be taken into account when planning how to deal with increasing pressure on resources.
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Another Mayor Proposes Ban On Sweet Drinks

The mayor of Cambridge, Mass., has proposed limiting the size of sodas and sweetened drinks that can be sold in the city. Henrietta Davis said she was inspired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has introduced a ban on sales of oversized sugary drinks in his city.
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Investors Look To The Fed For An Economic Boost

Federal Reserve policymakers release their latest statement on the economy Wednesday, and Chairman Ben Bernanke will attempt to explain the Fed's actions in a post-meeting news conference. There are several things the Fed could do to try to boost growth, but whether they'd be effective is debatable.
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G-20 Leaders Promise To Promote Economic Growth

Leaders of the world's biggest economies wrapped up the G-20 summit in Mexico Tuesday with a promise to work together to promote jobs. The meeting comes amid worrisome signs of slowing growth in the United States and elsewhere.
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Shell Faces Pushback As Alaska Drilling Nears

The company has spent $4 billion since 2007 on preparations to explore for oil off the north coast of Alaska. Many Alaskans welcome the venture, which could lead to the development of trillions of dollars worth of oil. But not everyone's convinced Shell has all the environmental protections in place to protect areas of the pristine Arctic.
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Failure: The F-Word Silicon Valley Loves And Hates

For every revolutionary idea in Silicon Valley, there are a lot more flops. But many tech entrepreneurs and investors say failure is accepted, even welcomed, as a guide for future success.

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