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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

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'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year

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A new digital platform called Simpsons World features all 25 years of episodes. FX says it is trying to cater to both old-fashioned TV fans and people who watch shows on other devices. FOX hide caption

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In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined

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A farmer protesting falling prices dumps cauliflower in front of the prefecture building of Saint-Brieuc in northwestern France as police look on Sept. 24. Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

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Gary Morse, with wife Sharon, in 1999. Morse transformed a mobile home park in Florida into The Villages, a retirement community of more than 100,000 residents. Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel hide caption

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

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The new crash test dummy — not this one — will weigh 271 lbs and have a body mass index of 35. Automakers use the dummies to prove their vehicles are roadworthy. Patrick Krost/iStockphoto hide caption

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

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