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Netflix kills Qwikster
In an early morning blog post, Netflix
Embrace the loss
Amid overall disappointment in the economy, analysts said banks are about to bring in more bad news. With earnings season around the corner, the prospects don't look very promising, leaving investors as frustrated as ever and forcing banks to find new places to raise revenue. Discouraging numbers could be a result of volatile markets this past quarter and more restrictions in traditional banking. New regulations like limiting debit card swipe charges have made way for new fees like Bank of America's
Good news, Apple
Despite dealing with the loss of co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple
BHP Billiton gets green light
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