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Startup NuScale holds its own in game of nuclear giants

Friday, August 31st, 2012

CORVALLIS, Oregon (Reuters) – Nuclear power startup NuScale Power LLC is competing against some of the biggest names in the business for a U.S. federal grant to develop the next generation of nuclear…

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Factory Orders Increase Is The Biggest In A Year

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Orders to U.S. companies rose 2.8 percent in July, reflecting a surge in demand for autos and commercial aircraft. But in a troubling sign of manufacturing weakness, a key orders category that tracks business investment plans fell by the largest amount in eight months.

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Two Sides Prepare For Vote On Genetically Modified Labeling In Calif.

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Supporters of the labeling measure have raised about $800,000. The amount is dwarfed by the nearly $25 million raised by food industry opponents.

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Consumer spending posts biggest rise in five months

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Consumer spending got off to a fairly firm start in the third quarter, rising by the most in five months and offering hope economic growth would pick up this quarter.

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Who Really Changes The Economy?

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Each presidential candidate is pushing harder to make the case that he would be a better leader for the economy. But technological innovations (such as those by Bill Gates), new business practices, global political shifts and social changes may shape the economy more than a president’s policies.

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