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Hotel Magnate Bill Marriott On Life's Lessons

Hospitality mogul Bill Marriott transformed his family's modest business into a global empire. Even today in his 80s, Marriott shows little sign of slowing down. He speaks with Michel Martin about the lessons he learned along the way.
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Why Does Anyone Care About Minutes Of Weeks-Old Fed Meetings?

The central bank made a mistake. It sent minutes from its most recent policy meeting to a small group of influential institutions, including some major banks, a day earlier than scheduled. But the minutes are always weeks old. Why are they important? Because they contain clues to the Fed's thinking.
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Tepid Reception To Windows 8 Blamed For Drop In PC Sales

A nearly 14 percent drop in first-quarter sales of PCs is attributed in large part to interest in mobile devices — as well as a lukewarm reaction Microsoft's latest operating system.
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Japanese Carmakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Faulty Airbags

About 3.4 million vehicles produced since 2000 are subject to the recall due to faulty airbag inflators.
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Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week

After recent reports that were disappointing, Thursday's news was more positive. An estimated 346,000 people filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance, down 42,000 from the week before.
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Postal Service Backs Off Ending Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service is giving up on its plan to save money by eliminating Saturday delivery. It says Congress won't let it make the change — so it's back to losing more money than it planned.
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Dealer Says He Doctored Most Valuable Baseball Card Ever Sold

William Mastro says he altered the 1909 Honus Wagner card that sold for $2.8 million in 2007. He also admits he used shill buyers to drive up the price of other memorabilia.
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White House Unveils 2014 Budget Plan

President Obama formally releases his budget for fiscal 2014 Wednesday. But it's not clear if anyone in the Republican leadership is even willing to negotiate the details.

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