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European Court Takes Up Crucifixes As Jewelry

Two British women believe they have the right to wear a cross in the workplace. Both were fired after refusing to remove the necklaces. Their employers state the jewelry does not comply with uniform policy, and that wearing a cross is not a requirement of Christians. Lucy Kellaway, a columnist for the Financial Times in London, talks to Renee Montagne about the case.
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Major Banks Pass Fed's Recession Test

The Federal Reserve says most of the nation's largest banks are healthy enough to survive a severe recession. Fifteen of 19 large banks passed the latest round of so-called stress tests. Some financial institutions responded by rewarding shareholders with higher dividends. But were the tests rigorous enough?
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Fed Waits For Economic Growth To Pick Up

Even as the job market is improving and other indicators are positive, the Federal Reserve wants to keep interest rates super low until 2014. The Fed reaffirmed that policy Tuesday. That's likely because the economy is still growing slowly — not nearly fast enough to sustain consistent, long-term job creation.
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Eddie Murphy's Latest Flick Lacks Positive Reviews

On the popular movie-rating website Rotten Tomatoes, Eddie Murphy's latest film A Thousand Words received zero positive reviews.
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Wal-Mart Backs Hollywood's UltraViolet System

Wal-Mart announced an online video partnership with most of the major Hollywood movie studios on Tuesday. The idea is to make it easier for people to legally watch and share movies digitally.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica Goes All-Digital

After 244 years in print, Encyclopaedia Britannica is making the move to all digital. The company said it was killing off its print edition to focus on its digital offerings.

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