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Movie Studios Hope We Celebrate July 4 At Theaters

The long holiday weekend follows on the heels of a record-setting May and June at the box office. This month begins with the return of the lucrative family-friendly franchise: Despicable Me 2.
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Twitter To Allow Advertisers To Target Customers

Unlike Facebook and Google, Twitter will allow its users to opt out if they are concerned about privacy. The company is projecting ad revenues of $500 million this year, and double that in 2014.
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SoftBank Moves Closer To 78 Percent Stake In Sprint

SoftBank's acquisition of a majority stake in Sprint Nextel appears to have cleared a final hurdle. The FCC reportedly approved the deal on Wednesday. Regulatory approval is the last step before the mega deal can be completed.
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Building New Downtowns In Prince George's County

Could New Carrollton be the next Silver Spring? Prince George's County, Md., wants to revitalize blighted areas and boost the local economy. We look at the possible locations and what redevelopment would mean for the county's future.

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Delay For Insurance Mandate Pleases Businesses

The one-year reprieve raises new questions about the administration's ability to get the huge health law up and running in an orderly fashion. The deadline for health exchanges to begin enrolling individuals is Oct. 1.
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Housing Investigation Exposes Harassment Of LA's Minorities

The US Department of Justice has accused Los Angeles County officials of harassing and intimidating black and Latino residents in subsidized housing. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more about the Justice Department's two year-long investigation, and its demand that local authorities pay more than $12 million in damages to affected residents.
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Aftershocks Felt After Affordable Care 'Earthquake'

The White House is delaying a key part of the Affordable Care Act. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses this and other political news with Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root, and Mary Kate Cary of US News and World Report.
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Four Years Into Recovery, Are We Well Yet?

When the Labor Department releases new unemployment data Friday, the news likely will be disappointing. Not really bad, just not very good. Unfortunately, that assessment sums up the entire recovery, which began four years ago. "We're just running in place," one economist says.
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Chinatown 'Blessing Scams' Target Elderly Women

The scam plays off cultural superstitions among older Chinese residents. In San Francisco alone, more than 50 victims have come forward since 2012, with losses that total more than $1.5 million.
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Good Signs: Jobless Claims Dip And Job Growth Picks Up

In advance of Friday's much-anticipated June employment news, three other reports point upward.

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