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The Psychology Of The Honor System At The Farm Stand

People like using the honor till at farm stands because being trusted feels good. Still, it's not universal. Even if most people do the right thing, eventually someone's going to take all the money, researchers warn.
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Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

The latest iPhone Siri ads, featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel, are entertaining enough — if you enjoy watching people talking to themselves. Sure, Apple seems to be pushing its smartphone, but the subtler message may be about something else.
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UnitedHealthcare Pledges To Keep Popular Coverage, Regardless Of Supreme Court

One of the largest private health insurers said it will continue to allow young adults up to age 26 to stay on their parents' plans and will end lifetime dollar caps on claims, no matter what the Supreme Court decides. It's the first major insurer to make those promises.
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'Relief Rally' Fades As Markets Study Spanish Deal

Financial markets have been on the rise in Europe and futures point to a good day on Wall Street. But some of the early gains have evaporated as traders look more closely at the package and look ahead to elections in Greece.
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Rust Belt Reboot Has Downtown Cleveland Rocking

Long the punch line of late-night comics, Cleveland is now part of a growing change that sees blue-collar downtowns attracting a new generation of residents looking for an affordable urban lifestyle.
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For Uninsured In Ore., A Flat Fee For Health Care

In Oregon, lawmakers recently loosened regulations on insurance, allowing so-called retainer medical clinics. These are medical practices that charge member patients a set monthly fee for basic medical care and don't accept insurance.
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Fundraising By Text Message

The presidential campaigns have been raising money over the Internet for years. Now, under a new Federal Election Commission rule, they can accept donations right from cellphones.
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Man Traverses Spain For Charity

Oscar Rando of Spain is losing weight by walking and running the full length of Spain — almost 2,000 miles. Sponsors are donating about $3 to charity for every gram of fat he loses. For some perspective, there are 454 grams in a pound. The charity he chose — Gats — helps disadvantaged local people find jobs, something much needed in Spain, where the unemployment rate is 25 percent. Rando has lost more than 50 pounds.

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