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Jan 14, 2013

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President Barack Obama gave Republicans an ultimatum: pay America's bills and raise the debt ceiling or risk putting the U.S. through another crisis. Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is gearing up to make a big adjustment to its business model…

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So-called debt ceiling?

Jan 14, 2013
President Barack Obama warned Republicans that not raising the "so-called" debt ceiling is "irresponsible" and "absurd." Wait a second... so-called?

'South Park' grows up, starts a studio

Jan 14, 2013
The creators of the cartoon series and "Book of Mormon" are launching their own production studio

Sluggish iPhone 5 sales revive Apple’s doubters

Jan 14, 2013
Reported cutbacks on iPhone5 parts and talk of a cheaper phone suggest Apple is yielding to competition rather than defining the market

Nation's smallest Walmart to open in Atlanta

Jan 14, 2013
World's largest retailer experiments with smaller stores on college campuses

Where to find a flu shot: Why vaccination shortages occur

Jan 14, 2013
The flu kills thousands every year, and public health officials say that everyone over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated. But every few years it seems like there's a run on flu vaccine. To understand why, you…

Dangerous air pollution levels hit Beijing

Jan 14, 2013
Air quality in China's capital this weekend was at levels judged hazardous to health. Authorities fear environmental concerns could spark social instability.

The invention of the Chicken McNugget

Jan 14, 2013
Chicken McNuggets have generated huge amount of money for McDonald's. But the credit for their invention may belong to a little known poultry scientist who freely shared his research.

Life on the edge in Spanish slum

Jan 14, 2013
In a shantytown outside of Madrid, a crowded, uneasy life for 30,000 people on the margins of Spain’s struggling economy

Cars damaged by Sandy make suspicious comeback

Jan 14, 2013
Often sold for scrap, many storm-swamped cars are cleaned up and resold with clean records that make no mention of flood damage

President Barack Obama gave Republicans an ultimatum: pay America’s bills and raise the debt ceiling or risk putting the U.S. through another crisis. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is gearing up to make a big adjustment to its business model — it’s getting ready to open the smallest Walmart store in the country. Matt Parker and Trey Stone, the creators of “South Park,” say they’re taking some of the profits from their Broadway success, “The Book of Mormon” and opening up their own production studio. Plus, stories about flu shot shortages, how cars destroyed by Sandy are getting a second (suspicious) life, and a chat about Chicken McNuggets.