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Millennials Force Car Execs To Rethink Business Plans

There's been a sort of collective freak-out in the auto industry about millennials and their waning interest in cars. Our series, reporting on the changing relationship between youth culture and the automobile, draws to a close.
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G-20 Fears An End To Fed's Quantitative Easing

Some G-20 members are worried the Federal Reserve will soon scale back the quantitative easing measures that helped to stimulate the U.S. economy during the Great Recession. An end to those policies might have a severe impact on countries such as Indonesia, which have benefited from the global economic growth that quantitative easing caused.
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Bidding War Breaks Out For Small Strip Of Land

Two Wall Street types competed for a narrow lot bordering both of their properties. The county in New York intended to sell the lot for $10. The winning bid was $120,000.
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Fed Watches Friday's Jobless Data For Signs To End Stimulus

The jobless rate dipped to 7.3 percent in August as 169,000 jobs were added to public and private payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated. This report has taken on special significance because it could affect the Federal Reserve's plan to begin phasing out its bond-buying program.
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Olympic Committee To Announce 2020 Summer Games Host

Saturday in Argentina, the International Olympic Committee will announce the host of the 2020 Summer Games. The committee is choosing from among Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo. The contenders all have strong selling points, but each also has serious issues clouding its bid.
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Rates Come Down On Jumbo Mortgage Loans

The interest rate on jumbo mortgages — those that exceed a government-set cap of $417,000 — has fallen below the rate for traditional loans. Mortgage industry observers say it's the first time this has happened.
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After A Decade, Congress Moves To Fix Doctors' Medicare Pay

Federal lawmakers have been unable to solve a widely acknowledged problem with the formula used to set the pay for doctors who treat Medicare patients. Now, after a series of temporary patches, a bipartisan solution may be at hand.
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Mayor To Gay Couples: 'I Want To Marry You In Minneapolis'

Weddings are big business, and the mayor of Minneapolis is targeting a lucrative new market, asking gay couples from across the Midwest to take advantage of Minnesota's month-old same-sex marriage law and hold nuptials in his city.
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Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

The USDA has quietly ended a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The products won't require a country-of-origin label — which means there's no way to know whether those chicken nuggets in the freezer aisle came from a country with a spotty food safety reputation.
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BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process

BP is fighting the settlement it agreed to last summer that let the oil company avoid thousands of potential lawsuits over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP now says the claim process is corrupt and wants to stop all the money flowing from its claims fund.

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