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Natural Gas Prices Plunge, Hurting Wyoming's Budget

Wyoming's decade-long economic boom has been driven by the extraction of coal and natural gas. But now there's a glut of natural gas and prices have plummeted. That is stalling the local economy and slicing state tax revenues.
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Consumers Have Little Guidance On Energy Drinks

Ever since Red Bull came on to the market in 1997, there's been an explosion in caffeinated energy drinks. Some are marketed as food and others as dietary supplements. But there's little guidance for the consumer on how much caffeine is in them. And beyond the word energy on the label, it's hard to tell exactly what an energy drink is.
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2 Scouts Fight for Deforestation-Free Cookies

Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen have been honored by the United Nations with a North American Heroes award. It's given to activists who protect forests. The two girl scouts discovered some orangutan's habitat are being cleared to make palm oil, which is an ingredient in the cookies.
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Chinese Firm Says It Owns iPad Name In China

In a city not far from Beijing, authorities have been seizing iPads from retailers. Not because they're fake but because a Chinese company claims it owns the iPad name. Apple did buy the rights to the name, but from an affiliate in Taiwan. The mainland Chinese company maintains it still owns the name in China.
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Apps For Apnea? New Gadgets Promise To Improve Sleep

For some people, getting a good night's sleep seems like an impossibility. A new batch of gadgets and apps tries to help troubled sleepers learn how to get their best rest.
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N.C. Regulator Tapped To Handle $25B Mortgage Deal

Joseph Smith Jr. has been chosen to oversee the multibillion-dollar national mortgage settlement announced earlier this week. Smith is described as a man who understands the plight of the homeowner without forgetting what makes a successful banking industry work.
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Project Funded Online Hits $1 Million Milestone

An engineer set out to raise $75,000 through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter to build and sell iPhone docks. It was an ambitious goal, but he made it — and then some. Supporters gave more than $1 million — the first time a project on Kickstarter had raised that much.
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Trump To Turn D.C.'s Old Post Office Into Luxury Hotel

Donald Trump is coming to the District for a new project, and it's not a reality television show.

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