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Delta, Alaska Airlines Fight For Market Share In Seattle

Delta Air Lines is building up its Seattle operation into a gateway to Asia. That's good for Western travelers but not so good for the bottom line of Delta's partner, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines.
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In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence

Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.
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Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.
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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.
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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.
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Employees' Pay Cut By Denied Overtime, Deductions For Equipment

Thousands of Americans each year lose portions of their wages to wage theft. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Tia Koonse, of the UCLA Labor Center, about efforts to curtail the problem.
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Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists

More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be better-than-dismal, but the slog back to normal is still disappointingly long and slow.
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Advertisers Come Out Of The Closet, Openly Courting Gay Consumers

Decades ago, commercials left homosexual relationships implied, in a sort of secret code. These days, gay-friendly marketing campaigns don't need to be as covert.
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Australia Joins Flood Of Global Investment In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley's dynamic economy is attracting investors from all over the world — and Australia's getting in on the game. Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson explains why Australia is investing now.
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Harley Hopes An Electric Hog Will Appeal To Young, Urban Riders

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.

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