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Black Friday Sales Suggest A Strong Cyber Monday

Shoppers stormed retail stores this past weekend, and now on Cyber Monday, many are clicking their way to more purchases. One estimate says U.S. consumers may spend $1.2 billion online Monday, smashing last year's record of just over $1 billion.

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Holiday Sales Have Strong Start, Will The Trend Continue?

A good first weekend is welcome news. But after a deep recession and with unemployment still high, analysts want to wait and see.
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Outside The Eurozone, But Britain Is Still Struggling

Britain opted out of the euro, but it's by no means protected from the eurozone troubles. Declining demand on the continent means fewer British exports. The picture is particularly bleak in places like Hull — a port city with one of the highest rates of youth unemployment in Britain.
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Should CEOs No Longer Be Granted Stock Options?

Author Jim Collins talks to Steve Inskeep as part of the Morning Edition occasional series Fixes. Collins says that by making CEOs buy company stock with their own money, they will have more incentive to manage for the long term and make the types of decisions that lead to job growth.
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The Deregulation Bill That's Drawing Crowds

In the same month that the debt supercommittee failed to rise above partisanship for the sake of America's economy, a hyper-partisan House of Representatives managed a landslide victory. The crowdfunding bill it passed last week could be a big break for entrepreneurs — but does it put investors at risk?
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Deer Meat Donations On Decline In Virginia

Deer meat donations to Virginia's Hunters for the Hungry program are down 40 percent this year.

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Obama and Daughters Support Small Business Saturday

On Small Business Saturday, one local bookstore received a surprise that garnered much attention: a visit from President Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia.

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In Tenn., A Possible Model For Higher Education

Many community colleges let students pick and choose classes, but those who sign up at a Tennessee Technology Center have their schedules decided for them. The centers work closely with advisers from local businesses to keep their programs in sync with economic reality — one reason why around 8 in 10 students finish and get a job in their field.
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Cyber Monday Buyers Plan To Shop From Work

According to a survey, nearly 60 percent of people with online access at their jobs will search for holiday gifts from their desks this Cyber Monday.

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