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Facebook launches deals program, rivals Groupon

April 26th, 2011 4:41 am by Associated Press

What happens when you cross the world's largest social network with one of the hottest business models in e-commerce? Facebook wants to find out.Facebook is launching a deals program Tuesday in five U.S. cities, following on the popularity of Groupon and

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How S&P's warning could actually help U.S. debt

April 24th, 2011 6:47 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK A warning from Standard & Poor's that mounting debts put the U.S. government's credit rating at risk blindsided markets last Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 240 points in the morning before recovering. It was the worst on

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Should the corporate income tax rate be cut?

April 23rd, 2011 9:39 am by Sharon Hayes

The corporate income tax is 12.50 percent in Ireland, 21.17 percent in Switzerland, and 29.5 percent in Canada. And in the United States? It's 39.2 percent the second highest corporate income tax rate in the world. But not for long.

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Sheep growers benefit from low supply, high demand

April 23rd, 2011 5:59 am by Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) In his 33 years raising sheep in West Texas, Glen Fisher has never seen it so good.Demand by U.S. consumers is up, imports are down and prices have soared.

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