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Economics Terms for Special Occasions

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U.S. Stocks Lackluster, Despite Buoyant Economy

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Online Retail Sales Hike Expected in 2005

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Oil Prices Likely to Stay High Next Year

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Katrina Tax Break a Boon to Charities

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Dollar Makes Surprising Rebound in 2005

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