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As More Move To Cities, A New Take On Urban Design

With 7 billion people expected to live in urban centers by 2050, the stakes are enormous for building them right. There are many things to think about — traffic, trash, water, connectivity and more. Whether you're a new mega city being built in Saudi Arabia or old Liverpool trying to rejuvenate yourself, you face a lot of the same issues. Hundreds of mayors, private sector actors, think tanks and citizens groups convened in Paris this week to share ideas.
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Pipeline Flip Turns U.S. Oil World 'Upside Down'

An oil boom in the American heartland has created an oil glut in the middle of the country. Now, a pipeline that has been pumping crude oil from Texas to the Midwest will reverse its flow, reducing the bottleneck — and potentially creating winners and losers at the pump.
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What Facebook May Mean For Your Portfolio, Even If You Didn't Buy It

With an initial market capitalization of more than $100 billion, Facebook could have a distorting effect on some mutual funds, at least in the short term.
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TED's 'Explicitely Partisan' Talk, Briefly Barred From Its Site, Now Everywhere

A TED Talk challenging conventional wisdom that rich entrepreneurs are the number one job creators is now available for public viewing, after TED organizers originally kept the video private because it was too "explicitly partisan."
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JPMorgan's Troubles And The Price Of Eggs

JPMorgan Chase says it lost billions of dollars trading "synthetic derivatives." Do these complex Wall Street transactions ever do anything to help average people? To answer that question, we consider the case of an imaginary company, Chickens LLC, that is looking to grow.
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Facebook's Shares Rise At Opening, Then Dip Back Toward $38 Initial Price

The social media giant's stock started trading publicly for the first time today.
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Facebook To Begin Trading On Nasdaq

Facebook begins public trading Friday at $38 a share. The social networking company boasts 900 million users, giving it undeniable clout in the marketplace. Whether Facebook can generate enough profit to justify its valuation is another matter.

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