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If Verizon Sells A Record $49B In Bonds, Are Good Times Ahead?

The huge bond sale is about three times larger than the previous record. Analysts say Verizon is rushing to take advantage of some of the last low borrowing rates. Rising rates, meanwhile, are a sign of a healthier economy.
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Hitting Terrorists Where It Hurts: Their Wallet

Since Sept. 11, one of the most effective ways the United States has found to weaken terrorist groups has been to go after their finances. Renee Montagne talks to former Treasury official Juan Zarate, who's new book is: Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare.
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Getting College Credit For What You Already Know

The University of Wisconsin System will soon offer a new option for working adults who want to complete their bachelor's degree. Under the Flexible Option, students can earn credits and a degree, by proving they've mastered competencies. The Flex Option is aimed at helping more than 700,000 residents who have college credit but no degree, and adults who don't have time to attend classes.
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Good Work Comes Out Of The Sept. 11 Tragedies

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Over the last several years, a group of family members have created a movement to turn the anniversary into a national day of service. This year more than 30 million people will be involved, and they claim it's the largest day of service in the country.
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Dow Jones Changes Up Index

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is swapping out three of its blue chip companies, in what's being called the biggest shake up of the index in almost a decade. Standard & Poor's announced it's dropping Hewlett Packard, Alcoa and Bank of America at the end of next week. Sliding into their places: Visa, Nike and Goldman Sachs.
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Price Of New iPhone May Be Too Expensive For China Market

In a sign of China's growing importance as a market for Apple, the company will be rolling out its new iPhones simultaneously in the U.S. and China for the first time later this month. There are a few signs, however, that the new models will not find the sort of frenzied demand as before.
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World's Largest Ferris Wheel Will Be In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is adding an eye-catching tourist attraction, in the form of a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city's famed Strip. The main construction of the wheel, called the High Roller, is nearly finished; it is expected to open in early 2014.
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Why Women (Like Me) Choose Lower-Paying Jobs

I majored in applied math, I have an MBA, and I'm working as a reporter at NPR. An economist just told me I'm leaving millions of dollars on the table.
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Small Plates To Join Olive Garden's Never-Ending Bowls

The Italian-themed chain is known for its all-you-can-eat, stuff-yourself-with-carbs approach to dining. But it's now trying to capture the millennial market by adding tapas designed for sharing.
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Study Says America's Income Gap Widest Since Great Depression

An analysis of data from the Internal Revenue Service shows that incomes for the very wealthiest Americans have grown by nearly a third in recent years in the same period that those for the bottom 99 percent increased by only a fraction.

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