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GSA Chief Resigns Over Extravagant Spending

The head of the General Services Administration and two deputies are out of jobs. And other career employees have been suspended for their role in spending $820,000 on a Nevada conference.
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U.S. Automakers Aim To Eliminate Lemons

Cars manufactured in the United States are getting better. Analysts say it feels like the U.S. has entered a "golden age" of vehicle quality and reliability. Quality has been rising over the years, and the gap between the best and the worst is shrinking.
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Avon Rejects Coty's Buyout Offer As Too Low

Cosmetics company Avon has rebuffed a $10 billion buyout offer by Coty — a company known for products like its Lady Gaga and Calvin Klein fragrances. Avon says the Coty bid undervalues the company. Avon has annual revenue of more than $11 billion.
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Michigan Mulls Taking Over Detroit's Finances

The city of Detroit is rapidly running out of cash. Michigan's governor wants the state to either help run the city's finances or impose an emergency manager with total authority over budgetary matters. A final decision will be made this week.
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'Perky' Katie Couric Returns To Morning TV

Former NBC Today show host Katie Couric hosts ABC's Good Morning America this week. Media watchers wonder whether Couric's fill-in stint can generate enough interest to knock Today out of its top morning ratings slot. David Greene talks about it with Brian Stelter of The New York Times.
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As Health Care Giants Merge, Pharmacies Aren't Happy

Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions provide prescription drug benefit services to more than 1 in 3 Americans. The FTC says their union won't stifle competition in the industry, but community pharmacy groups are furious.
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Fixing The Cutting Edge: Innovation Meets Table Saw

When you think of new technology, table saws don't generally come to mind, but more and more inventors are trying to make them safer — and David Butler is one of them. His Whirlwind safety brake can stop a blade in less than a second and fits onto any existing saw.
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Health Insurers Move Ahead, With Or Without Individual Mandate

With all the attention focused on the Supreme Court hearings on the fate of the Affordable Care Act, it might seem that the future of all reforms to the health care system is in the balance. But some in the insurance industry say many changes are already in motion.

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