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Manhattan Gets Its First Cupcake ATM

The pink machine is next to the bakery for Sprinkles Cupcakes. It will be restocked 24 hours a day with up to 20 flavors.
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Most Uninsured Don't Know Health Coverage Deadline Looms

The Obama administration says some people will be able to extend the enrollment process past March 31. But failing to start the process by then can have serious financial consequences.
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German Chemical Giant BASF Benefits From Cheap U.S. Natural Gas

Thanks to fracking, there is an abundance of natural gas at about a quarter of the European price. This influx of business may be good for the U.S., but it's cause for concern for European leaders.
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Arizona Struggles To Gain Cross-Border Trade With Mexico

In 2010, Arizona passed laws aimed at undocumented immigrants. As a result, business relations with Mexico — Arizona's biggest trading partner — began to suffer.
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Toxic Chemical Dioxane Detected In More Water Supplies

West Virginia's drinking water crisis earlier this year highlighted an unsettling truth about tap water: Treatment plants test for only a fraction of the chemicals in use.
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Air Force Academy Squadrons Test Peer-Effect Assumptions

Parents and educators have assumed that peers matter. An unusual social engineering experiment tried to apply what's known about peer effects to the real world.
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Houston Ship Channel Partially Reopens After Oil Spill

David Greene talks to Mark Holving, captain of the Dutch freighter Avonberg, which was stalled outside the port of Houston. The ship channel was closed after oil spilled from a barge on Saturday.
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IRS To Treat Bitcoin As Property, Not Currency

The digital currency will be taxed like stocks. The IRS ruling provides some clarity to Bitcoin users and business owners who accept the virtual currency. But it means lots of record keeping.
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How To Meet Your Congressman

Arranging face time with members of Congress and their staffs is such a challenge that businesses in Washington exist to do nothing other than try to schedule meetings.
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From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town

Columbus, New Mexico, has a rich border history. Pancho Villa stormed across in 1916. Today, kids on the Mexico side take a bus — driven by the Columbus mayor — across the border to go to school.

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