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Oct 25, 2012

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Microsoft will release Windows 8 tomorrow, but meanwhile, many companies are still resisting change and using Windows 98. A number of airlines are no longer offering long-distance nonstop flights. Amazon.com has gotten into movie-making and money-lending businesses. It looks like…

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Geoffrey Chaucer invented 'twitter'

Oct 25, 2012
It's the 612th anniversary of the death of the famous author. Turns out, he invented the word many of us use commonly in social media today.

List of long-haul flights grows short

Oct 25, 2012
Airlines are increasingly canceling flights of 15 hours or more because of softened demand.
A Singapore Airlines plane takes off from Changi International airport in Singapore. Airlines like Singapore Airlines are increasingly canceling flights of 15 hours or more because of softened demand.
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Will new regulations crimp home loans?

Oct 25, 2012
Some fear stricter lending and mortgage standards could chill housing market.

How do you know if a poll is right?

Oct 25, 2012
Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport addresses recent criticism of Gallup's polling.

Will business give Microsoft the business?

Oct 25, 2012
The software giant is betting big on Windows 8, but many businesses could hold back.

Welcome to Amazon-dot-everything

Oct 25, 2012
The giant online retailer is expanding into everything from banking to movie-making.

A CEO manifesto on debt and deficit

Oct 25, 2012
CEOs from across the country are asking Congress to figure out how to decrease the deficit. But how pure are their intentions?

Pity the poor bankers -- or not

Oct 25, 2012
Thousands of London investment bankers have lost their jobs or jumped ship. How are they faring? Some have reinvented themselves as entrepreneurs.

Microsoft will release Windows 8 tomorrow, but meanwhile, many companies are still resisting change and using Windows 98. A number of airlines are no longer offering long-distance nonstop flights. Amazon.com has gotten into movie-making and money-lending businesses. It looks like financial reforms could dampen the housing market forecast. Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport discusses the importance and reliability of polls. Reporter Stephen Beard talks to Londoners who have left the banking sector and have taken major pay cuts so they could start their own businesses. And Felix Salmon of Reuters talks about American CEOs who want to reduce debt and the deficit.

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Baghdad Sun Apollo Brown
Yet Again Grizzly Bear
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
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