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Eggs themselves are remarkably resistant to germs like salmonella. The shell and proteins in the egg white normally do a good job of fending off pathogens. But eggs laid by a bird infected with salmonella will likely be infected, too. Courtesy of John Ingraham hide caption

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With Salmonella, It's A Chicken-Or-Egg Conundrum

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Google has created a new priority inbox system for its Gmail service. The new system sorts through your messages and puts the important ones in a separate box called Important. hide caption

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Google Unveils System For Prioritizing E-Mail

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U.S. Weighs Grades For Car Fuel Economy

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Will Scotch Whisky Revive Britain's Tanked Economy?

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Ice Cream Joins Cheese, Chocolate In Artisan Trend

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Conde Nast Brings Back 'Gourmet' Brand

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Car Incentives Are Getting Scarce

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Rodents, Contamination Found At 2 Egg Farms

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California Set To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

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A Russian man shovels grain at a farm in Vasyurinskoe earlier this month. The U.S. government cut its forecasts for global wheat production as Russia suffers its worst drought in decades. Mikhail Mordasov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian Wheat Crisis Boosts U.S. Growers

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Obama Promises to Stand By Gulf Coast

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