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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for July 7-13

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:58pm
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for July 7-13.
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Oscar winner Halle Berry gives CBS the lead in weekly TV ratings with new show 'Extant'

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:52pm
Halle Berry tops the television ratings, a spot befitting an Academy Award winner.
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Warren Buffett gives nearly 22M shares of his company's stock to charities for annual gifts

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:48pm
Warren Buffett has given several charities Berkshire Hathaway stock worth more than $2.8 billion as part of his plan to give away his fortune gradually through annual gifts.
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Maggots in food, running out of food among new complaints facing Ohio prisons food vendor

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:02pm
Maggots in food, staffing shortages and reports of running out of foods are among new complaints facing the vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates.
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Gold Falls For Third Session As Yellen Testifies

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:26pm
Gold futures fell for a third session on Tuesday on the back of dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.
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House votes to make permanent moratorium preventing states from taxing access to the Internet

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:11pm
The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
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The Silicon Plains? Drone makers show off innovation at air show

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:53pm
The next big thing in aviation may be really small.
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BRICS nations meet for summit in northeastern Brazil

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:36pm
The leaders of the BRICS nations are meeting in Brazil for a summit where they are expected to officially create a bailout and development fund worth $100 billion.
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Is Reynolds Backing Off E-Cigs in Acquiring Lorillard?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:32pm
Reynolds American is acquiring competitor Lorillard, but plans to sell off some brands to rival Imperial in the process, including e-cigarette brand blu.
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Lay's newest flavor could be cappuccino; chip maker to announce new flavor finalists

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:57pm
American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's? Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S., which gives people a chance to create a new potato chip that is sold nationally and win $1 million.
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Media company Tribune approves spinoff of newspaper publishing company, expected on August 4

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:17am
Tribune Co. says it has approved a spinoff of its newspaper publishing business.
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Espirito Santo group's Rioforte to file for creditor protection

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:04am
A holding company of Portugal's Espirito Santo banking family that needs to make a billion-dollar-plus debt repayment on which the terms of a major telecoms merger hang, is preparing to file for creditor protection, sources said.
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Microsoft to overtake Yahoo in global digital ad share

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:24am
Microsoft Corp is expected to surpass Yahoo Inc for the first time in the $140.
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Social-media And Biotech Stocks Weaker After Fed Warning

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:23am
Shares of social-media and biotech companies were lower Tuesday as the Fed's semiannual testimony included a warning over their valuations.
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Yellen Still Making Case For Stimulus

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:11am
Fed Chair Janet Yellen is still making a case for keeping the central bank’s easy-money stimulus policies in place.


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CBO Sees U.S. Debt Hitting 106% of GDP by 2039

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:07am
The non-partisan group said U.S. public debt will probably swell to 106% of gross domestic product in the next 25 years, from 74% currently. 
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U.S. Business Inventories Climb 0.5% In May

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:04am
Business inventories rose 0.5% in May to a seasonally adjusted $1.34 trillion, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
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Yellen: Signs of Inflation Not Enough to Quicken Rate Hikes

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:03am
The Fed chief said economic recovery is still underway as an ailing jobs market and stagnant wages justify loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future.
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Debt Held By Public To Exceed 100% Of GDP In 2039: CBO

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:01am
Federal debt held by the public is now about 74% of gross domestic product, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
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VMware to form cloud computing partnership with China Telecom

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:53am
Silicon Valley-based VMware Inc said it will form a cloud computing partnership with China Telecom Corp, expanding in China at a time when many U.S. technology firms' businesses there are experiencing fallout from a cyber security squabble.
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