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Apple To Buy Back $10B In Shares; Pay Dividend Of $2.65 Per Share

The buyback program begins Sept. 30. The dividends will start to be paid in the quarter beginning July 1. Apple has about $98 billion in cash and securities on hand.
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Taco Bell Aims To Hook Customers On 'Loco' Shell

Taco Bell has introduced a new taco with a shell made of Doritos. The "Doritos Locos" taco is an example of the lengths fast-food companies are going to in their efforts to differentiate themselves with customers.
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Chevron Executives Barred From Leaving Brazil

The move suggests formal criminal charges may be coming over their alleged roles in a deep-water oil spill last year off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The company already faces fines and an $11 billion lawsuit over November's 3,000 barrel spill.
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Do Digital Gadgets Increase Our Appetite For News?

More than twice as many people read news recommended on Facebook than on Twitter, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. One in four Americans now gets their news digitally from mobile devices.
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Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the EPA. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil at the same time.
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Sweet Home: When Owning Isn't All About Money

At the height of the housing crisis, low-income Americans had many opportunities to buy a home with the help of subprime mortgages, which proved to be disastrous. But those battered by the crisis continue to find paths to home ownership, despite financial disincentives.
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Creator, Co-Founder Of Red Bull Dies At 89

Billionaire Chaleo Yoovidhya, who co-founded Red Bull and was Thailand's second richest man, died on Saturday at the age of 89. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz remembers the man that would eventually give people wings.
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Caesar's Entertainment Supports Prince George's County Casino

An entertainment company seeking to build a casino in downtown Baltimore is supporting plans for a Prince George's County casino, even though they feel it'll hurt their own business.

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