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James Murdoch Grilled On News Corp.'s Standards

James Murdoch appeared on Tuesday before the U.K.'s Leveson inquiry, which is examining media practices. He and his father Rupert have to answer questions surrounding the phone-hacking scandal. In particular, the panel is examining the influence the world's most power media tycoon may have wielded through his political ties.
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Dutch Domino's Adds Car Noises To Scooter Delivery

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block have a story about Domino's Pizza in the Netherlands. The company's electric scooters didn't make enough sound to warn oncoming bikers that they were coming. To fix the potential danger, Domino's installed devices on the scooters that emit fake engine noise.
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Bicycle Portraits: What Do Bikes Say About A Culture?

It might sound cliched, but in South Africa, fewer people bike than you might think. Two guys with cameras want to change that.
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The Two Sudans Appear On The Verge Of War

Less than a year after they separated, Sudan and South Sudan are once again fighting. Both countries depend on oil revenue. A full-scale war could devastate their economies and trigger a humanitarian crisis.
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Focus On Murdochs Shifts: Were They Bamboozling British Politicians?

At a London inquiry, the media moguls are facing questions about whether they have been trying to strong-arm politicians into supporting their bid to control BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster.
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Bribery Accusations Hurt Wal-Mart's Stock Price

Wal-Mart could face significant legal liability following a report accusing the company of systematic bribery in Mexico. A report in The New York Times claims Wal-Mart officials in Mexico paid more than $20 million in bribes to help the company open more stores there. The story also says top Wal-Mart executives in the U.S. looked the other way. The company's stock price fell nearly 5 percent Monday.
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GM To Add 600 Chinese Dealerships In 2012

In the last decade, Chinese auto sales have exploded, driven by rising incomes and intense demand. GM's expansion would bring the number of dealerships up to 3,500 in China. And that's not too far off the 4,400 dealerships it has in the United States.
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Ex-Iceland Leader Found Guilty In Banking Crisis

Former Prime Minister Geir Haarde was the first leader to be put on trial for his role in the global financial crisis. Renee Montagne talks to Michael Stothard, a correspondent for the Financial Times, about Haarde being found guilty of negligence for his handling of the financial crisis. He was cleared of three other charges.

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