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Verizon Creates Shock Waves With Planned Debt Sale

The telecommunications giant is expected to raise $20 billion or more Wednesday in what would be the largest sale of its kind. Sales from the bonds would help fund the company's buyout of Vodafone, which owns nearly half its wireless division.
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Neiman Marcus Sells For $6 Billion

Two large investors — Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board — have reached a deal to purchase upscale retailer Neiman Marcus. The two buyers will hold equal shares of Neiman, which is based in Dallas.
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Delta Airlines Woos Ultra Frequent Fliers

Airlines are pulling out the stops to keep their elite frequent fliers. But Delta has raised the bar — using a sports car to shuttle late passengers to their connecting planes.
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Remembering Car Salesmen Cal Worthington

Cal Worthington built an empire of West Coast car dealerships. He became a TV fixture thanks to his iconic ads, which began running in the 1970s. Worthington died Sunday at the age of 92.
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Smartwatch Is Next Step In 'Quantified Self' Life-Logging

Smartwatches are capturing imaginations because of what they can measure about their wearers. A watch touches your skin, so it can take your pulse, measure your temperature and record the quality of your sleep.
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The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph

In terms of income, what you major in matters more than where you go to school. Here are the 10 majors where graduates have the highest incomes — and the majors where incomes are lowest.
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In The Arab World, Unrest Is Coupled With Unemployment

Unemployment in some of the Arab Spring countries is among the highest in the world. But governments have their hands tied because any attempt at economic reform will likely hurt the poor.
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Think Before You Ink: DC's Proposed 24-Hour Tattoo Wait Period

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health proposed new regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos. We explore the myriad proposed changes to tattoo and piercing regulations.

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Small Businesses And Technology

Time and money are often in short supply for small business owners, and investing in technology doesn't always rise to the top of their priority lists. We consider new options for small businesses on the tech front, with a look at local programs and national trends.

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Net Neutrality In Court: Here's What You Need To Know

In a potentially landmark case, judges will decide whether the federal government can enforce rules and laws around broadband as it becomes more central to our culture and economy.

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