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    GoDaddy shares debut with jump following high pricing

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    US auto sales tap the brakes

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    Wal-Mart’s plan to boost business without changing what it sells

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    Retailers are tailoring their Web sites and promotions for you. Just you.

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    Meet the most fascinating part <br> of the F-35: The $400,000 helmet

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    Michelle Singletary

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    The agency’s formidable collection powers can strike fear into the hearts of taxpayers, but mistakes do occur.

    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

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    Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

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    Thomas Heath

    Thomas Heath

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    US stocks ease for second day; price of crude oil soars

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    Where Romneycare fell short — and what that could mean for Obamacare

    Where Romneycare fell short — and what that could mean for Obamacare

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    Ahead of planned wave of strikes, McDonald’s pledges to raise wages

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    On Leadership

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    Wal-Mart CEO speaks out against ‘religious freedom’ bill in Arkansas

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    Zappos is offering severance to those who don’t like its ‘no bosses’ approach

    Zappos is offering severance to those who don’t like its ‘no bosses’ approach

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    The student debt revolt might just work

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    Sling TV is adding HBO in time for the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

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