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America Ranks #9 In the World for Freedom

Each year, the Legatum Institute, a private research organization based in Dubai, gathers data from 110 nations containing more than 90 percent of the world's population and uses it to produce statistical comparisons of countries. Full story

United, Continental pushing fares up again

United and Continental are raising airfares on many U.S. routes by up to $20 per round trip ticket. It's the latest effort to cover spiraling fuel costs across the airline industry. Full story

Reuters: Tudou says U.S. IPO still in the works, on schedule for listing

SHANGHAI, April 21 (Reuters) - Chinese online video websiteTudou Holdings is still planning to go public in the UnitedStates and is on schedule for its listing, a company executivetold Reuters on Thursday. Full story

Reuters: GLOBAL MARKETS-Gloomy U.S., euro zone views hurt stocks, euro

NEW YORK, April 18 (Reuters) - A downgrade of the UnitedStates' credit outlook and worries over Europe's debt crisisbattered investor confidence on Monday, spurring a sell-off inglobal stocks, the euro currency and U.S. Treasury bonds. Full story

Reuters: US says 'not happy' with F-35 engine cost overruns

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - The top U.S. arms buyersaid he was dissatisfied with cost overruns in the UnitedTechnologies Corp Pratt & Whitney engine powering themultinational F-35 fighter jet. Full story

Reuters: REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen slips on euro rate-hike talk; Asian stocks up

HONG KONG, March 30 (Reuters) - The yen fell on Wednesday ongrowing expectations of rate increases in Europe and the UnitedStates, raising its appeal as a funding vehicle for riskyassets, and bolstered appetite for shares of Japanese exporters. Full story

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  Continental cans free snacks

In a statement, the airline, which is merging with United, said the snacks are going away, “In an effort to reduce costs and align ourselves with the rest of the industry." NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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