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Pirate Joe's Celebrates Dismissal Of Trader Joe's Lawsuit

Pirate Joe's, the Vancouver store that sells Trader Joe's products in Canada, has won a battle in its legal fight against the supermarket chain. A U.S. district court judge dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit this week.
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Does Capitalism Work? A True/False Quiz In Times Square

"Starting a conversation about capitalism is like walking up to a stranger and asking, 'Can I talk to you about Jesus?'" says artist Steve Lambert. The best way to talk about the C-word, he says, is to make it personal. His giant art installation in New York challenges passers-by to weigh in.
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Google Vs. Facebook: A Map Of Global Conquest

The two powerhouses are the most visited sites in the world, according to the U.K.'s Oxford Internet Institute.
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The 'Faux Friday' Jobs Report: What Economists Can Guesstimate

With the federal government partially shut down there was no September jobs report Friday, leaving some economists suffering data withdrawal. But sorting through unofficial numbers, most economists are fairly sure the labor market continued its steady, modest growth last month, adding perhaps as many as 180,000 jobs.
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Is Welfare 'A Rational Alternative To Work'?

A new paper argues that the value of various welfare benefits add up to well over $30,000 a year, far more than a minimum-wage job would pay. Some people on welfare disagree.
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Tech Week That Was: Bitcoin Bust, Twitter IPO, Siri Outed

In a week full of tech headlines, we explored your digital trail, followed the technology hiccups for the new health care exchanges and reported on the takedown of Silk Road, the online illicit goods market. And we may have learned who gave voice to Apple's Siri.
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Government Shutdown? 'This Is Democracy In Action'

The debate over the Affordable Care Act has been at the heart of the government shutdown. Host Michel Martin asks two conservative thinkers why they think shutting down the government is a better option than allowing Obamacare to kick in.
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Will Settlement Bring Black Farmers Dignity?

After years of discrimination from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, black farmers are now getting a $1.25 billion settlement. Founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association John Boyd tells host Michel Martin what this settlement means for farmers and their families.
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Siri, Who Are You? She Won't Say, But Her ID's Been Blown

Try to get Siri to confirm the news and she only gives you a runaround. But voice actor Susan Bennett has stepped forward to tell CNN that she's "classic" Siri on Apple's U.S. iPhones and iPads.
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Friday Morning Political Mix

President Obama's Asia trip became a shutdown casualty... the Republican establishment is unhappy with the Tea Party movement whose members probably couldn't care less... the shutdown is causing real damage to the private sector.

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