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Iowa Drainage Ditch To Be Renamed

The West Drainage Ditch is the name of the creek that runs through Kalona, Iowa. Not the most appealing name, but a local newspaper editor is exploring plans to change the name. The city council has embraced the idea of putting the naming rights up for auction on eBay.
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Boeing, Machinists Union Reach Tentative Deal

Boeing and the International Association of Machinists have reached a tentative deal that would extend the contract for four years and end Boeing's dispute with the National Labor Relations Board. If approved, the agreement would mean that a new version of the popular 737 model would be built by union workers in Washington state, and that the new 787 model could be assembled in South Carolina, which is a right-to-work state.
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Competitor Permitted To Sell Lipitor Generic

Drugmaker Pfizer lost the patent on its blockbuster drug Lipitor on Wednesday. And on the same day, regulators granted an Indian company approval to sell a generic version of the cholesterol drug in the U.S. market.
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Setbacks And Surprises Part Of The Deal For A Startup

The roller-coaster ride for one Seattle startup continues. One co-founder has left, the company may have to change its name, and the entrepreneurs have raised far less money than they had hoped. Despite all that, the team isn't giving up.
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Recent Veterans Find Higher Jobless Rates On Return

The unemployment rate for vets who served since September 2001 is higher than the overall U.S. rate. Though veteran unemployment was the subject of a recently passed bill, one veterans advocate says he worries that as Americans grow weary of hearing about war, Congress will also stop paying attention.

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