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Powerball Winners Are Beginning To Come Forward

Wednesday's $448 million Powerball drawing had three winning tickets. One is held by a project engineer in Minnesota. And there are reports some county garage workers in New Jersey have a lot to celebrate. The Press of Atlantic City reports 16 workers in Ocean County hold one of the winning tickets.
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How is The U.S. Economy Doing? Examining Latest Data

Linda Wertheimer talks with Ryan Avent, of The Economist about the major economic indicators that came out this week, and what they say about the health of the economy.
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Tourre Juror: 'We Saw Goldman As The Bigger Problem'

"We didn't feel any malice" toward Tourre, a juror said. "We felt sympathy at times."
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On Vine, Brands Look To Deliver Their Message In Six Seconds

With the smartphone app known as Vine users are creating short video stories, making Internet celebrities out of everyday users. The app's most popular members have millions of followers. With such a large audience, companies like Virgin Mobile and MTV are paying users to produce videos for them.
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The Changing Story Of Teens And Cars

When you're a teenager, there are many things you desperately want to find: friends, fun, a future, freedom. In American Graffiti, the iconic movie about teenagers set in 1962, the kids find all of that just by getting in their cars. But today, teens say they don't see cars the same way.
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Fannie Mae Posts $10 Billion Profit In Second Quarter

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae announced Thursday that it made a $10 billion profit in the second quarter. Americans may remember that the government had to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when the housing bubble burst five years ago. Now, with home prices rising, Fannie and Freddie are profitable again. That's good news for taxpayers, as well as home buyers who count on the two companies to guarantee and finance most home loans. But some investors in Fannie and Freddie are angry. They say they deserve a share of those new profits.
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Why Hasn't The Internet Blown Up Cable TV's Business Model?

The Internet has a history of blowing up business models. Now we buy music by the song, and who needs the newspaper for classifieds? But cable television hasn't budged much. You're still forced to buy a bundle of channels, whether you watch them or not.
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Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down

The owner of the encrypted email service posted a cryptic message, saying he was barred from divulging specifics.
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Don't Let The Price Of Pine Nuts Keep You From Pesto

Hungry bugs and warmer temperatures mean pine trees aren't producing as many seeds as they once did, driving up the cost of Italian pine nuts to $120 per pound in some cases. Cookbook author Julia della Croce found a colorful — and delicious — alternative in pistachios.
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'New York Times' Is Not For Sale, Sulzberger Says

After it was announced that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post, there was renewed speculation about the Times. But the newspaper's publisher and chairman has rejected such talk.

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