A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks at stocks during the final minutes of trading on May 6. The Dow fell more than 600 points in a few minutes in what became known as the "flash crash." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Closing Bell: Will Optimism For Stocks Return?

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Activists of The All-India Democratic Women's Association protest Dec. 14 in Hyderabad, India, in front of the Reserve Bank of India, the nation's central banker, against microfinance institutions. Since then, the Andhra Pradesh state assembly passed a law that makes it so difficult to make loans that microfinance companies say they won't be able to do business. Noah Sheelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India's Poor Reel Under Microfinance Debt Burden

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2010 A Jaw-Dropping Year For Sports, Politics and Media

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Unforgettable Guests Share Updates On Year's Struggles

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Spain Could Spoil Global Economic Recovery

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Calif. To Ban Sale Of 100-Watt Incandescent Bulbs

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Record Snow Boosts Ski Resorts' Holiday Season

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Former Car Czar Settles New York Probe

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Stranahan's 1,000th barrel of whiskey awaits bottling. After six years, the company's entire output barely equals a day's production at one of the big whiskey makers. Megan Verlee/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Local Liquor: Small Distilleries Find Their Niche

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Oprah Winfrey, shown during a visit to Sydney in December, is set to launch OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, on Jan. 1. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN

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Charity Scams: 'Simply Isn't The Manpower' To Uncover Them

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Billboard Advertising In Times Square Pays Off

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After 75 Years, Kodachrome Says Goodbye

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