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GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July  |   

An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.

Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds  |   

States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.

President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains  |   

Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

Restaurant's 'Prayer Discount' Sparks Mix Of Praise, Anger   |   

When a patron of Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., posted a photo of her tab denoting a 15 percent discount for "praying in public," the post went viral.

These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate  |   

Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.

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