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Warren Buffett's old Cadillac fetches $122,500 at auction

Warren Buffett's 2006 Cadillac attracted a high bid of $122,500, more than 10 times its market value, in a charity auction that concluded on Thursday night.

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Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid brings her creative touch to Miami skyline

For renowned international architect Zaha Hadid, something in Miami never added up: the architecture didn't match the city. The city lacked residences to back up its diverse, international population and burgeoning reputation for high-end culture, including Art Basel, a large, annual contemporary fair.

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Animated film ''Up''

Seattle home tied to Disney's 'Up' movie to be auctioned

A century-old Seattle house that was featured in a marketing stunt to publicize Walt Disney Co's balloon adventure movie "Up" because it is wedged in the middle of a modern development could be sold at auction next month, media reported on Friday.

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Africa Food

Local vendors, not supermarkets, key to Africa food security

Traditional markets sell more than 85 percent of the food consumed in sub-Saharan Africa, and rather than replacing them with Western-style supermarkets, governments should train local vendors to improve food safety, researchers say.

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Lava flow

Businesses plan to reopen as Hawaii lava flow stalls

The leading edge of a lava flow from a volcano that threatened a commercial center on Hawaii's Big Island appeared on Friday to have stalled again, prompting several businesses to make plans to reopen their doors.

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Garment Manufacturing

Low pay, few jobs cost women in poor countries $9 trillion a year: charity

Women in poor countries lose out on $9 trillion a year - more than the combined gross domestic products of Britain, France and Germany - because they are paid and employed less than men, ActionAid said on Friday.

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Exclusive exotic vehicles

Car collectors seek one-off models in quest for exclusivity

Martin Kapp gestures towards the sleek red Italian sports car standing in his barn in the heart of Germany, secure in the knowledge there is not another exactly like it in the world.

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Fort McMurray, Alberta

In Canada's oil sands, a boomtown starts feeling the chill

The boomtown in the heart of Canada's oil sands region is getting nervous. Fort McMurray, surrounded by the boreal forest of northern Canada, has long drawn thousands with jobs that paid six-figure salaries to a region that produces more crude than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere.

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Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer

Original Apple computer sells for $365,000 at New York auction

A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 sold for $365,000 at Christie's on Thursday.

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Disney-Pixar to translate 'Finding Nemo' film into Navajo

Hollywood is paying a tribute of sorts to the largest American Indian-speaking population in the United States by translating the wildly popular children's film "Finding Nemo" into Navajo.

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Working Woman

Only 13 percent of financial firms' top executives are women: study

Only one top executive in eight at major financial services firms is a woman and the pace of change at banks and other companies is too slow, according to a diversity study.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

In fading Japan hinterland, skeptics doubt 'Abenomics' will cure ills

Mihoko Asaka wants to know how candidates in this month's election in Japan will create jobs and halt the drastic population decline that is bleeding her home region of youth and vitality, but has little hope they will offer real solutions.

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Silicon Valley

Canadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs

Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry.

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No Smoking

China considers tougher tobacco controls: Xinhua

China, the world's biggest tobacco market, is considering a draft regulation that would ban indoor smoking, limit outdoor smoking and end tobacco advertising, the state-run Xinhua news agency has reported.

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crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine to close state offices, bank services in rebel-held east

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued several decrees on Saturday to shut state institutions and banking services in pro-Russian eastern regions, pressing a move to cut links with the rebel-held territory.

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