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U.S. To Sell $18 Billion In Shares Of AIG

The U.S. government has announced it will sell at least $18 billion worth of shares of American International Group. During the financial crisis in 2008, the struggling insurance company was rescued with a government bailout. The federal government became AIG's majority stakeholder, but had promised that it was not a long-term investor.
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Why Knockoffs Are Good For The Fashion Industry

In The Knockoff Economy, Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman say that in the world of fashion, copycats make styles go in and out of vogue faster. Copying breeds competition, Raustiala says, and that makes clothes cheaper for consumers.
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After 73 Years At Macy's, Employee Retires

Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Rose Syracuse, the longest-serving employee in the history of the Macy's Department Store. Syracuse worked for Macy's flagship store in New York City for 73 years before retiring last week.
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The Tech Buyer's Dilemma: Timing The Plunge

New tablets and smartphones (and rumors of more) have come so rapidly, it's been hard to keep up. The dilemma, when technology is concerned, has always been whether to buy now or wait for a better, perhaps cheaper, and shinier gadget to come along. So where does that leave you, the consumer?
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Union Market Brings Resurgence To Old Neighborhood

The much-anticipated Union Market reopens Saturday morning in Northeast's up-and-coming wholesale district in the Florida Avenue corridor.

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New Unemployment Report Weaker Than Expected

The jobs report released Friday morning came in weaker than expected. Employers added 96,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment rate did fall to 8.1 percent, but that was because so many people left the workforce.
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Introducing the H Street Heritage Trail

A revitalized H Street corridor has exploded in the past few years with bars and restaurants, but the area has a fascinating history. We explore the Greater H Street Heritage Trail, which opens this weekend.

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Deflating Jobs Report May Not Move The Needle On The Election

Republicans cast the Labor Department report showing another month of sluggish economic growth as evidence that President Obama's policies have failed. Democrats said the recovery will take more time and that the partisan impasse in Congress has hampered progress. But analysts say the latest numbers likely won't change voters' minds.

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