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Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco Is Big Hit

The taco is made with a shell of nacho cheese Doritos. Taco Bell's chief executive hailed it as a "flavor pairing waiting to happen." After a big media blitz, taco lovers have spoken — by buying 100 million Doritos Locos Tacos in about 10 weeks.
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Games Launched At Electronic Entertainment Expo

Renee Montagne talks to Harold Goldberg about E3, this week's video game expo in Los Angeles. Goldberg writes about the video game industry, and is the author of All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture.
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Will Economy Push Washington To Make A Deal?

President Obama is under pressure because of a slowdown in job growth. The Republicans say they're determined to prevent the Bush-era tax cuts from expiring in December. That could bring both sides back to the bargaining table.
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Despite Low Rates, Investors Rely On Treasuries

The interest rate on the 10-year Treasury bond issued last week fell to 1.5 percent. That means, if you bought such a bond and inflation stayed about where it is now, you wouldn't make any money. The rates on Japanese and German debt are even lower.
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Montgomery County Planning Board Considers Costco Gas Station

A Costco "mega" gas station in Wheaton has drawn the ire of residents concerned with its proximity to their community, and a Montgomery County planning board is considering restrictions on where such structures can be built.

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Generation Rent: Slamming Door Of Homeownership

The economic hammer has fallen especially hard on young adults, many of whom might never be able to buy a home. In a nation where homeownership marks the American dream, a generation of renters could alter communities and redefine the idea of middle-class success.
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Economy Is Poised For More Growth, But 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms, Bernanke Says

The Federal Reserve chairman sees reasons for growth to continue. But he warns that automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the so-called Bush tax cuts threaten to derail the recovery.

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