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Double-Dip Recession Catches Britain Off Guard

Britain is a nation in shock, following Wednesday's announcement that its economy has slipped back into recession. It's the second time since the 2008 financial crisis, and it's raising new questions about the government's unpopular austerity measures.
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Ukraine Insulted By Dutch Beer Tap Ad

The Netherlands Energy Co. is running an ad promoting its free beer taps. The ad contains a warning for Netherlands women: Prevent your husbands from traveling to Ukraine to see this summer's European soccer championship. The ad says the men might be seduced by beautiful Ukrainian women, so better that they stay home and drink beer.
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Burger King Pledges Cage-Free Pork, Eggs

The fast-food chain announced that by 2017, all of its eggs and pork will come from animals not penned in cages and crates. Burger King is the first major U.S. fast-food chain to put a firm deadline on such a promise. The move is seen as part of an industry-wide shift to consider animal concerns.
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For Some, 'Frustration' Over Mortgage Settlement

Earlier this month, a judge approved a $25 billion settlement between five major banks and nearly all of the state attorneys general over shortcuts lenders took to push through some foreclosures. Housing counselors say the deal has yet to make an impact in communities around the country.
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An African Trader And The Perils Of Business In China

African traders have congregated around the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in recent years. For one trader, success came quickly — but it was followed by a rude awakening as he negotiated his deals.
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Federal Reserve To Keep Interest Rates Low

Federal Reserve policymakers wrapped up a two day meeting on Wednesday with an announcement that they intend to keep interest rates right where they are. In a statement, the Open Markets Committee said interest rates will likely need to remain at exceptionally low levels through late 2014.

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