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The Dow's Big Day Rounds Out Big Week In Business News

The stock market surged Friday after a week of conflicting economic signals. New data showed the economy shrank in the final quarter of last year, but employers kept hiring at a faster pace than initially reported.
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Pentagon Remains Big Target In Likely Budget Cuts

Although a fiscal cliff was narrowly prevented at the beginning at the year, there's another budget deadline approaching. If Congress doesn't act, billions in automatic budget cuts will slice military spending, possibly hurting contractors and some personnel.
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Where's The Beef? Burger King Finds Horsemeat In Its U.K. Patties

The fast food giant said this week that some of its burgers in Britain and Ireland were found to contain horsemeat. That's prompted a Twitter campaign and threats of a boycott.
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Why Steven Chu Was One Of Obama's Most Intriguing Choices

Of all the individuals in President Obama's first-term Cabinet, Energy Secretary Steven Chu was arguably the least likely to be found in official Washington. And now that the Nobel Prize-winning physicist is leaving government, there are a few reasons that understanding his legacy might take some time.
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Pennsylvania Outdoor Sports Show Caught In Gun Debate Cross Hairs

The fight over the Second Amendment could cost Pennsylvania businesses more than $40 million in lost revenue thanks to the postponement of one of the nation's largest hunting and fishing shows. Event organizers had banned the display of legal assault weapons, leading several vendors to boycott it.
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For Super Bowl Ads, More Social-Media Savvy

For years, Super Bowl ads have gone viral after they've aired. But these days brands like Doritos and Volkswagen are turning to social media to crowdsource ad creation — and to boost the buzz long before the big Sunday kickoff.
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Dow Breaks 14,000 For First Time Since 2007

The closing number marks the first time the stock market measure has broken that barrier at the end of the trading day since October 2007.

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