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Pope Francis Chats in Person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican.

Big Costs for Little Ones

FINANCE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Aug 30
Child care is a major expense for many American families and can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips to help:

Obama Plans to Create World's Largest Marine Protected Area

CORPORATE | By Kevin Freking | Aug 29
President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.

Goodbye, Herring? Biotech Bait Gives Lobstermen Alternative

CORPORATE | By Patrick Whittle | Aug 29
With about $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a small company has developed "OrganoBait," a hockey puck-shaped product packed with an artificial attractant crabs and lobsters love.

Biden Announces New Funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor

Aug 29
Federal officials are announcing new funding for Amtrak's passenger rail system and stressing the need for continued investment in America's transportation infrastructure.

Chicago Story: Trump Sends GOP Donors Spinning

FINANCE | By Julie Bykowicz | Aug 28
Many top donors boycotted or sulked their way through the national convention last month. And nearly every day, it seems, a Republican endorses Clinton, some promising financial help.

Measuring the Fallout From A Summer Full of Box-Office Flops

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Aug 28
Hollywood's blockbuster machine frequently stalled and sputtered this summer, leaving behind a steady trail of misbegotten reboots, ill-conceived sequels and questionable remakes.

To Grow or Not? Some Successful Small Business Owners Say No

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Aug 27
When a small business is successful, an owner will likely face the question of whether to grow. After a lot of soul-searching, many say no.

China Sets Sights on New Global Export: Nuclear Energy

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | Aug 26
On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.

Burt's Bees Landowner Gifts Land to U.S. Government

By Marina Villeneuve | Aug 26
The Burt's Bees founder pushing for a new national park in Maine has given 87,500 acres of land to the U.S. government.

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