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Pet owners spending more for Christmas

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Friday, December 21, 2012

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Pet owners are spending more to indulge their pets during the holidays.

 

Obama picks Kerry for Secretary of State

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Friday, December 21, 2012

New York Times: President Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry as secretary of state, succeeding Hillary Clinton.

 

Putin offers his own prophecy for apocalypse date

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Guardian: Russian president Vladimir Putin says the world will end 4.5 billion years later than the alleged 2012 Mayan date.

 

Facebook tests $1 message option

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

CNET: Facebook's Messages service is testing out an option to send messages to people that aren't your friends for a $1 fee.

 

Will tobacco companies enter the medical marijuana market?

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

AP: Now that Washington and Colorado have legalized possession of marijuana, there is a possibility that cigarette makers could supply the market.

 

Retailers use holiday music and scents to spur sales

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

News & Observer: Retailers have learned that adding Christmas scents and music and even lowering the temperature can help along holiday sales.

 

Miss Universe competition gets underway

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AP: Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes of Angola will crown her successor during the competition today featuring 89 contestants at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

Martha Stewart CEO steps down

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Washington Post: Martha Stewart Omnimedia CEO Lisa Gersh is stepping down after less than a year on the job.

 

FBI offers $50k jail escape reward

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AP: The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information on a manhunt for two bank robbers that escaped from a high-rise Chicago jail.

 

Pair of NASA spacecraft crash into moon

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fox: Two NASA spacecrafts fell out of orbit around the moon and crashed into the surface.

 

Private equity firm dumps Bushmaster rifle

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Reuters: The company whose AR-15 type Bushmaster rifle was used in the Newtown school massacre in Connecticut will be  put up for sale by owner Cerberus Capital.

 

Instagram users protest new policy change

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ABC: Instagram released changes to its Terms of Use that are frustrating users.

 

McDonald's wants franchises to stay open on Christmas

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ad Age: McDonald's is pushing franchisees to stay open on Christmas to lift December sales.

 
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