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Wed February 13, 2013

Business News

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 6:37 am

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Business
5:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Comcast To Complete NBCUniversal Buyout Early

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 5:42 am

Comcast Corp. said Tuesday it will complete its buyout of NBCUniversal from GE for about $16.7 billion, ahead of schedule. Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, has owned 51 percent of NBCUniversal since their $28 billion merger in 2011.

Business
5:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

What Would Natural Gas Exports Mean For Utility Bills?

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 6:00 am

The Department of Energy will soon decide whether to allow more liquefied natural gas exports. The gas industry argues more exports are good for the U.S. economy. But manufacturers want cheap gas to stay at home and power factories. Environmentalists worry exports will increase drilling across the country even more.

Business
5:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 6:42 am

The credit card company American Express has teamed up with Twitter to allow its customers to buy products just by tweeting about them. Tweet the item you want, confirm your purchase and your item will be delivered.

Around the Nation
5:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Airlines Take To Bundling Frills

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 5:53 am

Airlines have found another way to make money on top of the base ticket price. Linda Wertheimer talks to Scott McCartney, the airline columnist for The Wall Street Journal, about a new trend in the airline industry.

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