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iPhone Sales Add To Apple's Profits

Apple announced higher-than-expected earnings for the most recent quarter — profits nearly doubled over last year. Apple's stock is back up, after falling in recent weeks over fears of a slowdown in iPhone sales. Those fears proved unfounded. Sales of iPhone and iPads beat company estimates.
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Negotiating The College Funding Labyrinth

Paying for college is kind of like solving a mystery. What do four years of college really cost? Are your loans government or private? And when you graduate, how much will you really owe? Many students and parents don't have a clue.
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Carmakers In China Rev Up As Industry Shifts East

China is now the world's largest car market, and a crucial one for Detroit companies. Chinese consumers bought 18.5 million vehicles last year, and foreigners, especially Americans, have played a key role in developing the industry. But that's changing, as Beijing tries to strengthen domestic carmakers.
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Fed Chief Bernanke To Discuss Sluggish Economy

Policymakers at the Federal Reserve wrap up a two-day meeting Wednesday and will explain what they plan to do about interest rates. The consensus seems to be they'll keep short-term rates near zero to help support the lagging economy.
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James Murdoch Grilled On News Corp.'s Standards

James Murdoch appeared on Tuesday before the U.K.'s Leveson inquiry, which is examining media practices. He and his father Rupert have to answer questions surrounding the phone-hacking scandal. In particular, the panel is examining the influence the world's most power media tycoon may have wielded through his political ties.
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With 'Drive,' Google Joins The Cloud Storage War

The new service is years in the making and has some critics asking if it's too little too late.
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Government Files First Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill

Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer, has been charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages after the spill.
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Bribery Accusations Hurt Wal-Mart's Stock Price

Wal-Mart could face significant legal liability following a report accusing the company of systematic bribery in Mexico. A report in The New York Times claims Wal-Mart officials in Mexico paid more than $20 million in bribes to help the company open more stores there. The story also says top Wal-Mart executives in the U.S. looked the other way. The company's stock price fell nearly 5 percent Monday.

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