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Retirement Communities Find Niche With Gay Seniors

As gay and lesbian people age, finding suitable retirement housing can be a unique challenge. Some facilities allow only married couples to live together, and many gay seniors fear a cold shoulder from staff or fellow retirees. Now, some retirement homes have begun catering specifically to LGBT seniors.
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Age Discrimination Suits Jump, But Wins Are Elusive

More Americans are working later into their lives, either because they want to or because they have to. For older people who are looking for work, age discrimination is a major barrier. But proving bias can be difficult.
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Many Jobs May Be Gone With The Wind Energy Credit

The wind power industry in this country has grown fast in recent years, but that could come to a screeching halt if Congress doesn't renew a tax credit that wind farms get for the power they produce. Tens of thousands of jobs now depend on the tax credit, as more wind turbine manufacturers have taken root in the U.S.
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Obama Seeks To Change Change; Shift Looms For Pennies And Nickels

The Obama administration looks to give the Treasury more leeway in minting coins that have gotten more expensive than their face value — specifically, pennies (2.4 cents) and nickels (11.2 cents).
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Audits Are Under Way At Apple Supplier Foxconn's Plants

Audits of working conditions are under way at Foxconn's manufacturing plants in China, a key link in Apple's supply chain of iPhones, iPads and other devices. The effort will include visits to at least three sites, "each with more than 100,000 workers," says Auret Van Heerden of the Fair Labor Association.
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Europe Wants Assurances For Latest Greek Bailout

The European Union says Greece has made some progress, but not enough, to merit the new bailout it desperately needs to avoid default and keep the euro as its currency. Now, talk is growing about contingency planning if Greece fails to meet the bailout conditions and defaults.
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Obama's Manufacturing Push Meets Skepticism From Experts

Obama has proposed using the tax code to create incentives for manufacturers to create jobs in the U.S. rather than abroad. Rick Santorum, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has also proposed tax-based incentives for manufacturers. But it's worth noting that some economists see risks in politicians and other policymakers making such a big fuss over manufacturing.

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