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Avis buys Zipcar for $491M

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

AP: Avis is buying Zipcar for $491.2 million, joining the expanding car sharing market.

 

'Fiscal cliff' analysis: Taxes to rise for most Americans despite deal

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Chicago Tribune: While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

 

U.S. markets surge after Congress approves ‘cliff’ deal

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Washington Post: U.S. markets surged more than 2 percent Wednesday morning, hours after Congress approved a plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff” by raising taxes on American’s wealthiest households.

 

Hostess to split up brands in bankruptcy sale

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Friday, December 21, 2012

AP: Hostess expects to sell of its snack cakes and bread brands like Twinkies and Wonder Bread to separate buyers.

 

Mint testing new metals for cheaper coins

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Friday, December 21, 2012

AP: The Philadelphia Mint is testing a variety of recipes to make coins more cheaply without altering quality, durability, size or appearance.

 

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.

 
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