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Lady Gaga Writing A New Song Is Like A Factory Investing In A New Machine
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Pay up, or the bird gets it. (A hoatzin perches on a branch in Yasuni National Park.) Pablo Cozzaglio/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Give Me The Money Or I'll Shoot The Trees'
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Hurricane Betsy hit the Gulf Coast in 1965. Horace Cort/AP hide caption

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Why Is The Government In The Flood Insurance Business?
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Hedge Fund Titans Bet Billions On Success Or Failure Of 'Herbalife'
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The North Dakota Town Where A One-Bedroom Apartment Rents For $2,100 A Month
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What A Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Can Teach Us About The Fiscal Cliff
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UBS To Pay $1.5 Billion In Fines Over Libor Scandal
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Why Mexico Is The World's Biggest Exporter Of Flat-Screen TVs
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How The Government Set Up A Fake Bank To Launder Drug Money
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