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Taco Bell Ads Star Real Ronald McDonalds Who Love Its New Breakfast

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:40am
Taco Bell hired twenty-five real guys named "Ronald McDonald" to appear in its ads promoting the chain's new breakfast menu."To show you how much people are loving Taco Bell's all new breakfast, we asked some very special people," intones the narrator.
    





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Drought Spurs Mini-Gold Rush in California's Sierra Nevadas

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:39am
There's gold in them dry hills!Or gold seekers anyway. And they see a historic opportunity in California's historic drought.
    
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Labor Unions Saved Ford in 'Darkest Hour,' Chairman Bill Ford Says

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:09am
Though they are sometimes blamed for the financial woes at other car companies, labor unions actually helped "save" Ford as competitors such as GM went bankrupt, Bill Ford said on Thursday.
    





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Trader Joe's in Top of Consumer Reports Supermarket Chain Ratings

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:53am

Consumer Reports survey respondents rated the best, and worst, supermarket chains in America.


    





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Home Sales Drop for Eighth Straight Month

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:38am
Home buyers signed fewer contracts to buy existing homes in February. So-called pending home sales fell for the eighth-straight month, down 0.8 percent from a downward revised January reading, according to the National Association of Realtors.Sales are now down 10.5 percent from a year ago.
    





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Stocks Slide as Economy Grew Less Than Expected Late Last Year

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:06am
Stocks slid on Thursday after reports that although the economy expanded more than forecast at the end of last year, the growth was less than economists were expecting.
    





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Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest in Four Months

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:20am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and touched its lowest level in nearly four months, suggesting the labor market was strengthening.
    





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Consumer Reports Rates 55 Supermarket Chains

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:20am

Consumer Reports survey respondents rated the best, and worst, supermarket chains in America.


    





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Gone for Good: Job Market Dropouts Likely to Stay Out

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:05am
A growing number of Americans quitting the labor force are likely gone for good, offering a cautionary note to the Federal Reserve as it tries to gauge how tight the jobs market is and how quickly to raise interest rates.
    





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Lone Wu-Tang Clan Album Could Fetch Millions

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:34am
The hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan is doing something unprecedented in the music industry — it will sell only one copy of its new 31-track double album "The Wu-Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," which the group recorded in secret.
    





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IMF Unveils Up to $18 Billion Bailout for Ukraine

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:32am
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced a $14 billion to $18 billion bailout for Ukraine on Thursday morning, as the country's prime minister warned of the depth of its problems.
    





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Singapore's Changi Airport Named World's Best

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:26pm
For the second year in a row, Singapore's Changi Airport has been voted the world's best airport, with the top 10 list dominated by Asia and Europe with not a single U.S. facility making the top rankings.
    





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25 Drug Companies to Phase Out Animal Antibiotics

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:09pm
Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
    





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A New Recall Risk For General Motors: The Spare Parts Market

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:51pm
As General Motors recalls 1.6 million vehicles that have defective ignition switches linked to at least 12 deaths, it faces another potential risk - this time in the spare parts market.
    





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Why Facebook Is Betting on Virtual Reality as the Next Big Thing

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:20pm
First, computers took over our lives. Then came mobile devices. Now, Facebook is betting virtual reality will become just as inextricable from our daily routine.Facebook announced Tuesday that it will buy Oculus VR, maker of the most advanced virtual-reality headset.
    





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Pay For Play Next? Labor Board OKs a College Athlete Union

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:20pm
College athletes rumbled one historic step closer to earning pay for play Wednesday as a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University football players meet the federal standards necessary to form a labor union.
    
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TSA Calls for Armed Law Enforcement at Security Checkpoints

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:49pm
LOS ANGELES — The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours in the aftermath of last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
    





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Listing of the Week: Little House of Sneden's Landing

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:49pm
197 Route 9w, Palisades, N.Y.For Sale: $1.295 millionArtists and celebrities have always sought refuge in Sneden's Landing — all the way back to the first president.Legend has it that Gen.
    





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King CEO Upbeat Despite Candy Crush Maker's Sour IPO

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:33pm

The company behind Candy Crush Saga is racing to reassure investors that it is more than a one-hit wonder.


    





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Microsoft, Dell Reach Patent-Licensing Agreement

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:18pm
Microsoft and Dell have agreed to a patent licensing deal under which Dell will pay the software giant royalties on sales of devices powered by Google's Android or Chrome software.
    





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