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  • Romney, Obama Focus Attention On Ohio, N.C. Voters
    The Democrats hold their national convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney traveled there Wednesday to deliver a prebuttal to President Obama's speech. Meanwhile, the president traveled to Ohio, another politically-important state, to deliver an address on the economy.
  • To Read All Those Web Privacy Policies, Just Take A Month Off Work
    It would take most people about 30 full working days to read the privacy policies of all the websites they visit in a year, according to a study. Most of us agree to the policies without actually reading them — or knowing how much personal information is being captured.
  • 'Boys On The Bus': 40 Years Later, Many Are Girls
    Three reporters look back on The Boys on the Bus, the classic account of reporters on the campaign trail during Richard Nixon's 1972 victory over George McGovern. While life on the bus is as physically taxing as ever, today's scribes say the Internet has changed almost everything else.
  • As NBA Playoffs Near, Teams Grapple With Injuries
    There is one more week left in the lockout-shortened, action-packed NBA regular season. Chicago, Miami and Oklahoma City head toward the finals with strong records — as do the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
  • Cruise Ship Didn't Aid Drifting Boat, Passengers Say
    It was international news when a small fishing boat was found adrift at sea several hundred miles from the Panama town where it launched, with only one survivor. Now allegations have emerged that weeks earlier, while the men were still alive, an American-based cruise ship saw them, but didn't help.
  • Alleged $30M Theft By Comptroller Stuns Ill. City
    The longtime treasurer of the small city of Dixon is accused of stealing more than $30 million from city coffers over the past six years. Federal prosecutors say she used the funds to finance a lavish lifestyle that included a world-class horse-breeding operation and a $2 million luxury motor home.
  • Ford To Build Factory In Eastern China
    The $760 million factory is part of Ford's plan to double its production there by 2015. The new factory should up Ford's production in China to 1.2million cars — about half of what it produces in the U.S.
  • Geithner: China's Yuan Changes Are Very Promising
    U.S. companies and the U.S. government have long complained that China purposely undervalues its currency to maximize its exports. But on Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offered some praise to China for making its currency more responsive to market forces.
  • Citigroup's Historic Shareholder Vote Is Non-Binding
    At their annual meeting, Citigroup shareholders gave a no-confidence vote to a $15 million compensation package for the company's CEO. It's the first time this kind of vote has happened at a Wall Street firm. Lynn Neary talks to Columbia University Law School professor Robert Jackson about the implications of the vote.
  • Amazon Gets Rights To Publish James Bond Novels
    Amazon has acquired the rights to publish all 14 of the classic James Bond novels. More than 100 million Bond books have been sold worldwide. But this deal is just for North American publishing, and only for the next decade.

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