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California Regulators Order Company To Permanently Close Leaking Gas Well

A well on the outskirts of LA has been spewing natural gas into the air for months. Once it's sealed off, regulators say, it can never be tapped again. Other new restrictions are also being imposed.
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Billionaire Former N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg Eyeing Possible White House Bid

With a Ted Cruz or Donald Trump GOP nomination looking possible and Bernie Sanders gaining on the Democratic side, the former New York City mayor and billionaire is seriously eyeing a White house run.
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For Self-Driving Car Tech, Companies Won't Go Zero To 100 Too Fast

We take a ride with Micah Muzio of Kelley Blue Book to learn about the gradual evolution of autonomous driving.
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$1.22 A Gallon: Cheap Gas Raises Fears Of Urban Sprawl

Gas prices in Columbus, Ohio, are among the lowest in the country. Drivers appreciate the savings, but anti-sprawl advocates say cheap gas doesn't help their cause.
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IKEA Executive On Why The West Has Hit 'Peak Stuff'

IKEA's Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard tells NPR's Ari Shapiro how his company plans to keep expanding even while he says many in the Western world have lost their appetite for more stuff.
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What Do Bears And Bulls Have To Do With Our Investments?

While experts focus on trying to explain the stock market's jumps and dives, we spend a little time cutting through the bull to get some different answers.
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Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity

Are kids more at risk of becoming obese because of their race or their economic status? A group of researchers at the University of Michigan tried to tease out an answer.
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As Skilled Workers Abandon Greece, Rebuilding Its Economy Gets Harder

If Greece isn't a good place to do business anymore, then businesses will leave. When solid businesses close up or leave, then Greece becomes even worse for the remaining firms.
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With Sanctions Eased, What Kind Of Trade Can Companies Do With Iran?

In the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, one sanctions lawyer is deluged with calls from U.S. businesses asking if they can enter the huge Iranian market. But the limits are tight and the risks steep.
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China Captures The Attention Of Davos Economic Forum Participants

China concerns are part of the reason global stock markets have been so troubled. Renee Montagne talks to Amy Wilkinson, author and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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