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Google, Oracle Locked In High-Stakes Patent Battle

Two billionaires took the stand this week — both named Larry. Google's Larry Page and Oracle's Larry Ellison have very different styles and personalities. And that came across in court.
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Federal Reserve Delays Enforcement of Volker Rule

The Federal Reserve and other banking regulators have granted banks a two-year grace period to come into compliance with the Volcker Rule. That's one of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill passed nearly two years ago. It restricts U.S. banks from making trades that put the bank and depositor funds at risk. But regulators are struggling to iron out the details of those rules.
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Working Moms' Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care

The past week's political firestorm has focused on stay-at-home moms. But more than 70 percent of women with young children now work. And they're hoping the presidential candidates address some of the challenges they face balancing a job with kids.
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As Workers Age, Oil Industry Braces For Skills Gap

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, one issue has received little attention: the oil industry faces a shortage of experienced workers. Some analysts are concerned more inexperienced workers could compromise safety, but the industry says training is more rigorous than ever.
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After Marriage Ends, Exes Become 'Best Friends'

After the marriage between James Hanson-Brown and Lisa Combest ended, something unusual happened: Their relationship deepened.
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Ariz. Immigration Law Limbo Sees Mixed Results

Arizona's immigration law is about to have its day in the Supreme Court. But in the nearly two years since it passed, things in Arizona have been changing — crime has gone down and labor violation complaints have gone up, though the law's contribution to those changes is up for debate.
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A Century Of Joy And Heartbreak At Fenway Park

The nation's oldest ballpark is turning 100. Boston's Fenway Park has been home to the Red Sox through some of baseball's greatest highs and most heartbreaking lows. It may be an act of the baseball gods that the park narrowly escaped the fate of similar old stadiums that were torn down.
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Doctors Group Tells Patients To Go For Cheaper, High-Value Treatments

Patients can often skip expensive treatments for simpler, cheaper alternatives. That's the gist of a new campaign from the American College of Physicians. But they've got to convince not just patients, but doctors, too.

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