CNN Money: Top business headlines for Nov. 13

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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Wednesday, November 13.

    Two airport projects in El Dorado gain approval
    Two building projects to expand and renovate parts of the South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado were approved last week. One involves the $1.6 million construction of a new hangar at the airport. Jeff Teague, chairman of the El Dorado Airport Commission, said the airport currently does not have a hangar owned by the city. "The challenge that we have is that all the hangars at the airport itself are privately owned," he said. "So when we have requests from aircraft owners for places to hang their airplanes, we had no place to place them."

    Why Wal-Mart can afford to give its workers a 50% raise
    When a Wal-Mart executive boasted at a Goldman Sachs investor conference in September that 475,000 of the company's U.S. store associates make more than $25,000 -- meaning that a large portion of its 1.4 million workers in the U.S. make less -- a long-simmering debate about the company's wages boiled over. Last week, a large protest outside a California Wal-Mart store led to 50 arrests. Fueling the anger, Payscale, a salary information site, estimates that Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke's 2012 pay of $23.2 million was 1,034 times more than the company's average worker. Wal-Mart has called that figure inflated.

    Google bringing Play Music and stereo headphones to Glass
    Google will be adding support for its Play Music service to Google Glass in the coming weeks. The company shared the news Tuesday on Google+ and confirmed that it will also offer stereo headphones compatible with the wearable display. Once available, Google Glass wearers will be able to say "Okay Glass, listen to..." and Glass will access uploaded tracks from Google Play Music or through Google's All Access subscription service.

    Boy can talk fluently backward
    Did you ever speak in a secret language as a kid? It's a notable childhood pastime to communicate with friends in languages like pig Latin, gibberish, and op. Well, one 10-year-old from Scotland might have those all beat. Meet Cameron Bissett. He speaks the English language fluently backward! Cameron doesn't even seem to skip a beat as he spits out several sentences spoken to him by his parents to repeat backward. According to the description on the YouTube video, Cameron had been entertaining his friends at school with his backward language for months before letting his parents in on it.



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