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Analysis: Bachmann may be Romney's top asset in race

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's scathing attacks on Rick Perry may be hurting the front-runner for the 2012 Republican nomination, and raising questions about her own judgment, but they are also helping another of her rivals -- Mitt Romney.

GM, UAW close in on labor deal

General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union were nearing a new contract for 49,000 production workers in talks in Detroit on Friday, people with direct knowledge of the negotiations said.

Jury awards Gundlach $66.7 million in TCW battle

Star bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach was awarded $66.7 million by a jury over his messy divorce from money management firm Trust Company of the West, in one of the ugliest battles ever to grip the multitrillion-dollar bond-fund world.

Software helps government track recovery funds

Inexpensive software and technology used mainly by intelligence agencies and law enforcement have helped limit fraud linked with $840 billion in federal recovery funds, a senior U.S. official said.

Global stocks rise, euro dips as caution offsets hope

Global equities rose for a fourth straight day on Friday, but the euro slid as hope Europe was finally getting a grip on the region's debt crisis was offset by lingering fears that Greece is still at risk of default.

No class action for now in Costco gender bias case

Costco Wholesale Corp won a court decision that blocks women who accused the company of gender bias from suing as a group, but the court left open the possibility that the case could regain class-action status.

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