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Economy's Holiday Wish List: Buy Big-Ticket Items

Several large retailers are hiring ten of thousands of people for the upcoming holiday shopping season. But analysts say sales of small-ticket items won't give the economy the jolt that big-ticket items would.
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Obama, Romney Campaign In Must-Win Ohio

Ohio is in the political spotlight Wednesday. President Obama will be stopping at college towns, courting the young voters who helped him win Ohio four years ago. GOP challenger Mitt Romney is finishing a bus tour that kicked off earlier this week by his running mate Paul Ryan.
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Libertarian Candidate Could Be Election Spoiler

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in November in at least 47 states. The former Republican governor of New Mexico isn't likely to win any of them. But he just might siphon off enough votes from one of the other candidates to affect the outcome.
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How Food And Clothing Size Labels Affect What We Eat And What We Wear

How do we pick what to eat and what to wear? It's not comfort or hunger — it's all in the label. Food and clothing labeled small appeal to most of us, even when the labels lie, a marketing professor says.
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Bonnie And Clyde's Guns, Other Items Go On Auction

Nearly 80 years after the deaths of bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, a few "tools of their trade" are going up for auction. The Colt .45 and .38 Special pistols that Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker carried when they died could each fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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NFL, Refs Meet But There's No End To Labor Dispute

Patience is running thin for many after the latest blown call by replacement referees in the National Football League. It's even seeped into national politics. Will a long-term strike have long-term implications for the game?

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