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SpaceX Launch Signals New Era In Spaceflight

A company called SpaceX has put an unmanned capsule into orbit, on the first-ever commercial mission to deliver cargo to the international space station. If successful, the mission will be a key step towards NASA's goal of privatizing space travel to the orbiting outpost.
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Facebook Stock Continues Tumble After IPO

Facebook shares fell again on Tuesday — dropping almost 9 percent after falling 11 percent on Monday. It makes Facebook's initial public offering one of the worst performing IPOs of the past five years.
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R.I. Strikes Out On Ex-Pitcher's Video Game Venture

After helping the Boston Red Sox win the World Series, pitcher Curt Schilling could do no wrong. Then news broke that his video game company had chewed through a $75 million state loan that it's struggling to pay off. Now, Rhode Island officials are moving to protect taxpayers from what appears to have been a very bad investment.
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Coffeehouse Culture: Free Wi-Fi Or Wi-Fi Free?

What's the purpose of a coffeehouse? Chatting with neighbors or making new friends? Taking a break, sipping a good brew, maybe surfing the Internet? Find out why some local coffee houses are ending or limiting wireless access.

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How Much Can Potential Employers Ask About You?

Over the past decade, employee background checks have become a billion-dollar business. Some lawmakers think companies that want to know not just about criminal backgrounds but social media passwords have gone too far.
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Facebook's Stock: What Should It Cost?

Put your financial acumen to the test. Where should the stock, which has been on a slide since it debuted on Friday, land?
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'Road To Freedom': Moral Debate For Free Enterprise

Analysts expect this fall's election to turn on the economy. President of the American Enterprise Institute Arthur C. Brooks wants to deepen the debate on the economy by discussing which economic policies are morally right. Brooks talks to Steve Inskeep about his book, The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise.

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