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The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data'

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Following Digital Breadcrumbs To 'Big Data' Gold

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Early Receipts Indicate A Happier Holiday Season

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Black Friday Madness Sweeps Across The Country

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House Panel Questions Chu About Solyndra Loan

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Energy Secretary Defends Handling Of Solyndra

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Windmills and solar panels in Atlantic City, N.J., power a wastewater treatment plant, with surplus energy going to the area power grid. Solar and wind energy companies receive $370 million in federal subsidies annually, which is less than 1 percent of what oil and gas industries receive. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Solyndra Highlights Long History Of Energy Subsidies

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Analysts Have Rosy Outlook For 2011 Holiday Sales

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Jon Corzine's Appetite For Hair-Raising Challenges

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MF Global CEO Steps Down

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Investigators Scour Books Of MF Global

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Crazy Rituals: Connecting Sports Fans To The Game

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Greek's economic problems work their way down the supply chain to people like Kosta Bouyoukas, who imports olives and other foods from Greece. He says suppliers are changing the terms of contracts, and sometimes products don't show up at all.

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The Rising Cost Of Doing Business With Greece

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A home in Seattle is advertised for sale in January. A housing boom 140 miles north in Vancouver, British Columbia, is being fueled by buyers from India and China, while building remains at a standstill in Seattle, one housing expert says.

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A Bid To Bring Foreign Buyers To The Housing Market

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Cain's 9-9-9 Plan Gets Positive Voter Reaction

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