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Latino Buying Power Gets Movie Studios' Attention

The Spanish language film Instructions Not Included was No. 5 at the box office over the Labor Day weekend. Movie studios are paying attention to Latino audiences because they buy a quarter of the movie tickets sold in the U.S.
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British Airways Adds Nonstop Flight To Austin

Starting in March, British Airways says it will begin nonstop service between London and Austin, Texas. The move comes as something of a surprise, given that the airline already serves Dallas and Houston.
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Las Vegas Gambles On Unique Business Incubator

The Downtown Container Park will set up budding entrepreneurs in repurposed shipping containers. The park will have 35 containers and a bunch of modular cubes like you'd normally see at a construction site — all to house local businesses.
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The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
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Hawaii Tries To Get Off Oil In Favor Of Natural Gas

Fifteen percent of energy in Hawaii comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass. The rest comes mostly from pricey oil imports. The state now wants to switch from oil to natural gas as an interim fuel. But some worry the move could derail the state's green energy momentum.
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For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly

When is an inpatient in the hospital not an inpatient in the hospital? When that patient is on observation status. Patients who are termed on observation can have trouble getting Medicare to pay if they need to go to a nursing home. The practice has sparked lawsuits and legislation.
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Is It Legal For Undocumented Immigrant To Practice Law?

Opponents argue that admitting Sergio Garcia to the bar would violate a federal law prohibiting entities funded with state money from granting undocumented immigrants professional licenses. The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Wednesday.
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Small Farmers In New England Fear New Food Safety Rules

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration issued two proposed food safety rules to prevent tainted food from entering the food supply. While many large growers support the proposed regulations, small farmers say the cost of complying with them would stifle their ability to grow.
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Re-Imagining The Anacostia River

Long known as a polluted and unsightly tributary, the Anacostia River is in the midst of a makeover. We explore the effort to transform it into Washington's Central Park.

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Spirit Airlines Sees Business Take Off With Raunchy Ads

Spirit Airlines is known for a lot of things: ultralow fares, fees for virtually everything, and even its rate of complaints. But the airline also gets its name out there with snappy and sometimes raunchy ads.

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