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Insurance Companies Send Out Rebate Checks; Economists Get Nervous

Nearly 13 million Americans are getting rebate checks from their health insurance companies. But as is sometimes the case, what is popular with the people is not so popular with economists.
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Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook Among Those Forming New Lobbying Group

The group is set to lobby lawmakers on issues of privacy and piracy.
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Smoke Cleared, Texas Gun Owners Remain Wary

Texas was once the center of the movement to safeguard gun rights. Today, nearly every fight has been won in the state, and indeed around the country. While gun owners in East Texas celebrate and cherish their rights, they remain distrustful.
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Chick-fil-A Welcome In Chicago, Alderman Says, After Renewed Pledge Of Respect

Statements issued by the company today are nearly identical to an earlier one it made. But a Chicago lawmaker says he has gotten the fast-food chain to state it is company policy not to discriminate against anyone because of sexual orientation.
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McRib Fans May Have To Wait Till Christmas For Their Sandwich Fix

Fans complain as McDonald's delays this year's pork-a-licious McRib sandwich to boost an anticipated slump in winter sales. The sandwich is a food engineering marvel of pork trimmings pressed into a boneless rib shape, topped with pickles and barbecue sauce, sandwiched on a bun.
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Update: Existing Home Sales And Housing Starts Both Rose In August

Each month this year, builders have been starting work on many more homes than were being built after the housing bubble burst in 2008. Meanwhile, sales and prices of previously owned homes continue to rise.
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MOMA To Display Munch's 'The Scream'

The most expensive work of art ever sold at auction is going on public display at New York's Museum of Modern Art. For six months starting in late October, museum-goers can stare into the abyss suggested by Munch's iconic image of a screaming man beneath a swirling orange sky.

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