Oct 26, 2012

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Farmers produced two-thirds more peanuts this year than last, so it looks like the price of peanut butter is coming down. The Northeast is bracing itself for hurricane Sandy. The Chinese government blocked The New York Times' website within the…

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You can do a lot with $2 billion

Oct 26, 2012
President Obama and Gov. Romney have raised just shy of $2 billion collectively. Here are a few things they could do with that money.

Tech struggles may reveal economic worries

Oct 26, 2012
Our Weekly Wrap guests discuss slow economic growth in U.S., and what's the future for corporate profits at tech companies such as Apple.

China pulls plug on New York Times websites

Oct 26, 2012
Beijing blocks the New York Times’ English and Chinese-language websites after a report on the riches amassed by the prime minister’s relatives.

Utilities in Northeast brace for hurricane damage

Oct 26, 2012
Utilities spent billions a year ago repairing lines and equipment damaged by storms Irene and Alfred -- and were roundly criticizing for leaving many people without power for days. They're intent on being prepared for Sandy.

Just what is an 'American' car?

Oct 26, 2012
Japanese automakers are getting more American, just as the Detroit companies get more global.

Creating the next Silicon Valley in Chicago

Oct 26, 2012
The Windy City tries to lure tech entrepreneurs to create a new startup ecosystem.

Wesley Clark puts name behind Kosovo coal project

Oct 26, 2012
The retired Army general is known for the NATO bombing campaign to help drive out Slobadan Milosevic. Now, Wesley Clark hopes to start a coal extraction project in Kosovo.

Peanut farms avoid the drought, and flourish

Oct 26, 2012
Peanut farmers in the South are reaping a bumper crop. That’s bringing down wholesale prices and likely will benefit consumers, at some point.

Farmers produced two-thirds more peanuts this year than last, so it looks like the price of peanut butter is coming down. The Northeast is bracing itself for hurricane Sandy. The Chinese government blocked The New York Times’ website within the mainland because of an investigative report about a government official. Silicon Valley may be the most well-known tech hub in the U.S. but other cities, like Chicago, are also trying to foster entrepreneurship. Honda is celebrating 30 years of manufacturing in America — which brings up the question of “What is an American car?” And four-star general Wesley Clark has started a coal mining venture in poverty-stricken Kosovo, a place where his name and reputation means a lot.

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Brain Freeze Sackcloth Fashion
Pro Choice Dujeous, John Legend

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