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New Car Technology Tells Tailgaters To Back Off

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Girl Scouts Jettison Bad Selling Cookies

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A 'Hoppy' New Year For Hong Kong Stocks?

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Uncertain Path Ahead For U.S. Mortgage Giants

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Church Foreclosures: Hard Times For God's Work

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Budget-Strapped States Might Prefer To Be Bankrupt

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California Faces A Most Massive Budget Shortfall

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Cuts Upon Cuts Leave Georgia With 'Budget Fatigue'

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Rising Food Prices Can Topple Governments, Too

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A CEO's Hopes For Corporate Tax Reform

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How Bad Weather Built The 'World's Biggest Markets'

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President Obama tours a General Electric plant in in Schenectady, N.Y., with GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt on Jan. 21. GE paid 3.6 cents on the dollar in corporate taxes in the past three years. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Many Companies, Low Taxes Are Key To Profits

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