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Job Fairs Help Iraq, Afghan War Veterans

The unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent last month. But veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars still find it difficult to get hired. The unemployment rate for them is above 13 percent. For the past year, business leaders have held a series of job fairs across the country to try to help former service members land work.
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Airline To Stop Handing Out Prayer Cards

For more than 30 years, Alaska Airlines had been including psalms with its meals. But a growing number of passengers have complained, the airline says.
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Indiana To Adopt 'Right-To-Work' Measure

The Indiana legislature looks certain to pass controversial "right-to work" legislation. Democrats in the state House have been trying to block the measure. The vote makes it all but certain that Indiana will become the first state to pass such legislation in a decade.
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Web Retailers Want To Avoid Collecting Sales Tax

As in other states, Florida is considering bills to force online retailers to collect sales tax from customers. States want the revenue, and local brick-and-mortar merchants are sick of losing customers who go online to avoid sales tax.
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To Grow Business, Starbucks Thinks Outside The Cup

The company serves 60 million beverages a week, which adds up to big profits. But it's looking to do more. In a bid to further expand its consumer base, Starbucks has a new roast and plans to produce more retail products to sell outside of its coffeehouses.
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Quiznos Gives Up Control To Stave Off Bankruptcy

Quiznos once boasted 5,000 restaurants, but a slumping economy, higher supply-chain costs and tough competition from Subway have left the sandwich chain in tough straits. After seeing hundreds of its stores close, Quiznos gave up control to one of its biggest creditors to avoid bankruptcy.

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