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Locals Fear Venice Becoming 'A Big Shopping Center'

As Italy tries to fight its way out of recession, local governments are looking for creative way to raise revenue. Venice is allowing Benetton to put the city's first shopping mall right on the Grand Canal. Citizens are up in arms, but officials say deals like these keep the lagoon city afloat.
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Consumers Stuck With Murky Sunscreen Labels Another Summer

Consumers who were expecting the Food and Drug Administration's new requirements for sunscreen labels to be implemented this month will have to wait. The agency has given sunscreen manufacturers until December to catch up to the mandate for clearer information on labels.
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Land, Air And Rail — Summer Travel Has Its Hiccups

Across the U.S., temperatures are creeping higher, kids are out of school and the days are longer. This can only mean that summer is upon us. For many, summer also means travel season. Whether you're traveling by plane, train or automobile for that vacation, you're likely to feel the pinch of rising travel costs.
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Like Good Bourbon, Magazine Is A Sip Of The South

Up-and-coming Garden & Gun showcases fine Southern living in a way backers say had been lacking. The magazine also holds events so readers can live out the "G&G experience," which critics say is more elitist than representative of the South as a whole.
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State Of The Unions: Labor And The Middle Class

For many full-time employees in the United States, the five-day work week, paid overtime and holidays are expected benefits. This wasn't always so, and many workers' benefits today are the achievements of past labor union efforts. But unions in many states are now on the defense, and if they go, where does that leave the middle class?
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Hedge Fund Tycoon Convicted In Insider Trading Case

Jurors in the insider trading trial of Rajat Gupta did not waste any time coming to the conclusion that he had violated the law. He was found guilty on four of six charges and faces up to 20 years in prison. Gupta was on the board at Goldman Sachs and managing director of McKinsey & Company.
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The Euro Crisis Has A Beat (And You Can Cry To It)

Who says disco is dead? Or that it can't be used to explain complicated news events, like the debt crisis that threatens to disassemble Europe as we know it. A number of eurzone-themed songs are making their way up the monetary charts.
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Insurers Wait For Verdict On Health Care Law And Their Bottom Line

"I'm less concerned about how they rule and more concerned about when we can actually get at fixing this," says the head of Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer. He says at one level, the health care law represents a huge opportunity for the U.S. health insurance industry.

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