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Oracle CEO Purchases Hawaiian Island

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has purchased almost the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai. Melissa Block talks with Mike Wilson, author of a book on Ellison, about the purchase and other eccentric moves by the software magnate.
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Bipartisan Support Boosts Farm Bill Through Senate

The massive farm bill cleared the Senate on Thursday, setting up negotiations with the House over changes in a number of programs, including crop insurance and food stamps.
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California Dairy Farmers Split Over Milk Payments In Farm Bill

California is the top dairy-producing state in the nation. And its dairy farmers are split over the impact of the latest farm bill's impact on the government's antiquated milk price support system.
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Moonlighters Make Side Gigs Into Full-Time Jobs

When it comes to passion projects, most people must choose financial security over their side gigs. But once in awhile, a part-time pursuit becomes a full-blown career.

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The Impossible Juggling Act: Motherhood And Work

Anne-Marie Slaughter left her position as the State Department's director of policy planning to spend more time with her children. Slaughter, now a Princeton professor, details what needs to change both in workplaces and in society to create equal opportunities for all working women.
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Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns; Suffered Seizure Earlier This Month

Just under two weeks after suffering a seizure that led to two car accidents within minutes of each other, John Bryson is stepping down.
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Company Bets Robotic Vending Machine Pizza Is A Winner

It's Italians — the prideful, original pizza makers and the people who invented Slow Food — and Dutch partners who are trying to remake the pizza landscape with a superfast pizza-from-scratch vending machine. The company, A1 Concepts, says it's now shipping its machines to Atlanta.

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