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Burt's Bees landowner gifts land to US government

Burt's Bees landowner gifts land to US government

The founder of Burt's Bees who wants to build a new national park in Maine has now gifted 87,000 acres of her land to the U.S. government

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Modest but steady gains for US indexes; homebuilders soar

Modest but steady gains for US indexes; homebuilders soar

Stocks post modest gains, bringing indexes nearly back to the record levels they reached last week

Figures On Government Spending And Debt

Figures On Government Spending And Debt

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars

Dollar And Precious Metals At A Glance

Dollar And Precious Metals At A Glance

Dollar and precious metals at a glance