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Want To Grill Like A Zillionaire? There's An App For That

Sales spiked for the iGrill, a Bluetooth-connected cooking thermometer for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, after an enthusiastic online mention from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. But is it worth the $80 pricetag? We put the iGrill through its paces.
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Saving For Retirement? Here's A Tip

The stock market hasn't been kind to 401(k) plans in recent years. At an annual economics retreat in Maine, some experts offer up a word of caution: Watch out for fees.
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Battle Over Michigan's New Swine Rules Goes Hog Wild

Michigan officials and pig farmers are locked in an escalating debate over new rules that make wild boars illegal in the state. The state maintains that the animals can destroy natural ecosystems, but some farmers say that the rules will destroy their livelihoods.
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Thieves Hit Warehouse Holding $30 Million Of Canadian Maple Syrup

In Canada, a remote warehouse that was holding millions of pounds of maple syrup recently became the scene of what may be "the sweetest heist of all time," as a Canadian newspaper calls it.
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Gas Prices Expected To Retreat As Isaac Fades

With the remnants of Isaac dissipating, economists are saying the storm's national economic impact will be relatively muted and short-lived. After the Labor Day weekend, gasoline prices are expected to begin easing down from their storm-related run-up.
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Inside America's Most Indebted City

The bizarre tale includes a do-gooder who skipped town, an epically mismanaged incinerator, and possible criminal behavior.
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Bernanke Defends His Efforts To Lift Economy

In a much-anticipated speech Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke about the "nontraditional" measures he's had to use to boost the economy. The Fed can't use the traditional tool — lowering interest rates — because rates are already so low. At a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Bernanke also warned about the dangers of the stagnant labor market.
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Fairness In State Courts: Electing Versus Appointing State Judges

State judges rule on most legal cases, but some argue campaign funding for judicial candidates leads to bias. Please join us to discuss fairness in state courts: elections versus appointment for state judges.

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