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Warren Buffett Candy Tour Charity Auction Raises $156,000

IBM Wins $1 Billion Department of the Interior Contract

Cheap Natural Gas Keeps Producer Prices Steady for July

Housing Affordability Falls to Lowest Level in 4.5 Years

Billionaire Financier George Soros Boosts Stake in Apple

Marcellus Natural Gas Production Rising Fast in Pa., W.Va.

IBM to Acquire Cloud-Based IT Security Firm

Microsoft Adds International Resellers for Surface Tablets

Sirius XM Radio to Acquire Connected Vehicle Services Unit for $530 Million

Kohl's Earnings Climb, Stock Does, Too

Mortgage Rates Steady for Second Week in Row

Wal-Mart Earnings, and Earnings Warning, Help Send Shares Down

Berkshire Hathaway Increases GM Stake, Reduces Kraft, Mondelez

Foreign Holdings of US Treasury Debt Drop in June

Initial Jobless Claims Fall 4.5% to 6-Year Low

Homebuilder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since 2005

Mining Up, Utilities Down in July Industrial Production Report

"Downton Abbey" Merchandise Is on the Way

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