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To Save Change-Making Time, Chipotle Rounds Bill Up

A customer in New Jersey told The Star-Ledger the restaurant was rounding his bill to the nearest nickel — often collecting an extra cent. Restaurants in New York and Missouri did the same. Chipotle says it wants to avoid wasting time on change, and that it's been rounding bills down as well.
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Giant Tennis Racket, So Big It Needs A Permit

Ashrita Furman wants to build a tennis racket the size of a bus, and show it off at the U.S. Open. It's so big, he was told it's considered a building so he would need a permit.
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Ryan's Speech Revives The Spirit Of Jack Kemp, War Over Reaganomics

Rep. Paul Ryan demonstrated in his convention speech that he's a true believer, much like two previous politicians he has sought to emulate: Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. Kemp's economic ideas were controversial decades ago, but they've gained new life in the vice presidential nominee's budget plan.

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Obama Rallies Blunt GOP Criticism From Tampa

The daily campaign rallies serve a dual purpose for President Obama. Local organizers work the crowd, signing up new voters and volunteers. At the same time, the events give Obama a platform to answer Republican criticisms as they're floated in Tampa.
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Ann Romney, Janna Ryan Campaign In Tampa

It was Ann Romney and Janna Ryan's turn to campaign in Tampa Wednesday. The wives of the Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates made a pitch to female voters. And Mrs. Romney reached out to Latinos.
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Ryan Tells GOP Delegates U.S. Needs A Turnaround

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan delivered a GOP convention takedown of President Obama Wednesday night. The speech catapulted an already ugly campaign to a whole new level.
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Gulf Coast Flooding 'Happened So Fast'

About 30 miles west of New Orleans, St. John the Baptist Parish was flooded quickly from two lakes, including Lake Pontchartrain. Hurricane Isaac's strong winds created a surge — forcing water into residential areas and evacuations of thousands of people.

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