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Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

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Amanda Bennett: "The Cost of Hope"

Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter and editor Amanda Bennett investigates the cost of trying to keep her beloved husband alive as he battled cancer. A memoir of love and health care.

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Euopean Central Bank Removes Risk Of Global Crisis

The turmoil in Europe appears to have died down, at least for now. Interest rates have fallen except for Spain. European Central Bank officials say they have contained the crisis — even if a recession occurs. But not everyone is so sure, and the recent rise in interest rates in Spain is making some investors nervous.
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Generic Drug Industry Wins Patent Court Case

The Supreme Court handed generic drug makers a major victory in a patent case Tuesday. Generic manufacturers had been barred from using the courts to challenge patents given to their brand-name rivals. The court ruled unanimously that generics do have that right.
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Shareholders Of Citigroup Reject Big Paychecks

At Citigroup's annual meeting Tuesday, 55 percent of shareholders voted against big paychecks for the firms top executives. Citigroup's latest pay package saw the CEO take home some $25 million, despite dwindling share values. The vote is not binding, but analysts call it historic.
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NBA Considers Putting Ads On Team Uniforms

At an NBA meeting last week, team owners floated the idea of slapping corporate logos on team uniforms. The New York Times reports three prototypes are being considered. In one, the team name is completely replaced by the name of a sponsor.
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Small Businesses Get Big Political Hype. What's The Reality?

The one thing politicians seem to agree on is the value of small businesses — and they love, love, love to talk about them. But the intense focus on small businesses may overstate the economic case.

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