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Fed Hints At More Action To Boost Economy

Many Federal Reserve members said there would have to be action fairly soon if the economy didn't pick up, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting. Separately, the CBO warned of a recession if the economy goes off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of year.
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Officials Work To Mitigate Effects Of Derailment On Ellicott City

While no explanation as to the cause of the train derailment in Ellicott City, Md., has been offered yet, rail company CSX is working on cleaning up the spilled coal and compensating local businesses.

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The Spice Man Cometh To Cuba, A Hot Land Of Bland Food

In a land of mainly fried and mildly spiced foods, Cedric Fernando is hoping to perk up the Cuban palate by opening the island nation's first Indian restaurant. But he's still got a business back in London, just in case.
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Factory Conditions Improve Where iPads Are Made

The Fair Labor Association has released a report documenting improvements in working conditions at three huge factories in China that make some of Apple's most popular products — like the iPhone and the iPad. The factories are owned and run by Foxcon, and they employee hundreds of thousands of workers.
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Theme Park Offers WiFi With Roaming Donkeys

A theme park in Israel depicts life in the first and second centuries. The Times of Israel describes it as "a Galilean version of Colonial Williamsburg." But there were no cell phones back then. Routers have been installed throughout the park in packs that donkeys carry.

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