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Norway Braces For A Christmas Without Butter

The cause of the butter blackout on the eve of the year's biggest baking holiday isn't entirely clear. But some Norwegians say the country's biggest dairy cooperative didn't import butter even when it became clear it might run out.
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Kodak Shifts Focus, Zooms In On Commercial Printing

The company's name was once synonymous with photography, but after years in decline, Kodak is shifting gears to focus on more profitable commercial printing operations — a plan that CEO Antonio Perez says is sure to renew profitability.
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Analysis: Rich To Benefit Most In Gingrich Tax Plan

Newt Gingrich's plan to rewrite the nation's tax policy hasn't gotten as much attention as some of his other proposals, but according to a new analysis it would require sweeping changes to the government. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that 70 percent of Americans would see their taxes go down.
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Montgomery County Budget Outlook Mixed

Montgomery County in Maryland saw an uptick in income tax revenues alongside a slight drop in unemployment rates -- but looming federal cuts sully the rosy picture.

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Ill. Legislature Poised To Pass Business Tax Break

The Illinois House on Monday approved a tax-break package aimed at keeping Sears Holdings and others from leaving the state. The Senate is set to consider the legislation Tuesday.
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Report: Virginia Ranks Low On Child Homelessness Efforts

While Virginia was only 21st in the country in child homelessness, a new report ranked them as 46th in planning efforts to find housing for the 25,000 children in the state without homes.

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Hot This Season: Getting In Touch With A Tablet

Black Friday sales for Apple's iPad were up 70 percent from last year, and the newly introduced Kindle Fire has shot to the top of Amazon's sales charts. And with more than 30 different tablets on the market at varying prices this holiday season, the barrier to entry to the tablet market has been considerably lowered.
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Airplane Mechanics: A Farm Team For Everyone Else?

It can be expensive to learn to be an airplane mechanic, but once you become one, there are higher-paying opportunities in places like the military or the natural gas industry. For one airplane maintenance facility in Oklahoma City, that means hundreds of jobs go unfilled.

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