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WENDY'S HAS INTRODUCED a line of new salads such as Apple Pecan Chicken and BLT Cobb as the fast-food chain tailors its sales pitch to focus on "real" ingredients to appeal to foodies. Chief marketing officer Ken Calwell said Wendy's plans to use what it learns through its new line of salads and to remake other areas of the company's business, including burgers, chicken and breakfast. The salads retail for $5.99, about $1 more than the previous Garden Sensations line.

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BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, maker of World of Warcraft and the upcoming StarCraft II video games, is backtracking on plans to require players to use their real names when posting on its online forums. Following an outcry in the gaming community, Blizzard lifted the planned requirements. It said Friday it will still make other changes intended to curb bad behavior in the game forums, including the ability to vote comments up or down, with low-rated posts slowly disappearing.

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YAHOO IS TURNING OVER its listings of homes for sale and other local real estate advertising to an online specialist in the field, Zillow.com. The alliance announced Friday calls for Zillow.com to oversee a network that will place the home listings and ads from local real estate brokers on Yahoo as well as its own 4-year-old website. Financial terms of the multiyear partnership weren't disclosed.

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"Australians should reasonably expect that private communications remain private."

KAREN CURTIS, Australia's privacy commissioner, saying her investigation found Google broke the law in collecting privateinformation from wireless networks for its Street View mapping service

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$29,217

AVERAGE PURCHASE PRICE for a new car or truck in the United States from January through May, according to Edmunds.com, an increase of $1,057 from the same period last year

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THE BOTTOM LINE: U.S. wholesale inventories rose 0.5 percent in May, fifth consecutive monthly increase, but sales dropped 0.3 percent, first monthly decline since March 2009 ... Facebook said it will discontinue its virtual gift shop Aug. 1.

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