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Microsoft announced Thursday that most or all users of T-Mobile's Sidekick mobile device, which uses Microsoft software, might get their data restored. The announcement came after a week of worry that users' contacts, notes, photos and other virtual property may have been lost for good when Microsoft's servers failed.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev is buying all the national ads and will air 11 commercial on this week's edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live to launch its new brew, Bud Light Golden Wheat. Saturday's episode will mark the first time in the 35 seasons of Saturday Night Live that one advertiser has bought all of the national ads for the show.

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Ken Lewis, Bank of America's outgoing CEO, will get no salary or bonus for 2009 under an agreement with the government pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, who is scrutinizing compensation at bailed-out banks. In fact, Lewis will pay back about $1 million he has received so far out of a $1.5 million annual salary.

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Wal-Mart, intensifying competition in the low-cost mobile service market, will begin selling prepaid cell phone service that starts at $30 a month. The Straight Talk service will be available for purchase at more than 3,200 Wal-Mart stores starting Sunday. The $30 monthly plan includes 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 30 megabytes of mobile Web access.

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"It's startling how many children in our communities need new shoes but can't afford them."

Matt Rubel, CEO of Payless ShoeSource parent Collective Brands, announcing the shoe retailer will distribute $1.2 million worth of coupons in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and 10 other countries

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$1.64B

Google's third-quarter profit, the most money the Internet search leader has made in any quarter in its 11-year history

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THE BOTTOM LINE: New U.S. jobless claims fall to 514,000, lowest weekly level since early January ... Consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in September, Labor Department says ... IBM's 3Q net income rises 14 percent to $3.2 billion ... Southwest Airlines trims third-quarter loss to $16 million

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