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Alleged Rape Of Passenger Raises Concerns About How Uber Runs Abroad

A passenger in an Uber car in New Delhi reported that the driver raped her. As the company expands into the developing world, questions about the screening of its drivers are being raised.
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Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.
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After Raid On Its Servers In Sweden, Pirate Bay Goes Offline

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.
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Closure Of I-395 A 'Non-Starter' Says Gray

A New York-based developer will not get their wish to close a stretch of I-395 in D.C. to expedite a development project, with both the mayor and transportation officials opposing the idea.

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Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

The Supreme Court has ruled that workers at a Nevada Amazon factory aren't due overtime for time spent in security lines at the ends of their shifts, waiting to be checked for stolen goods.
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Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers, who run a quarter of U.S. farms. But with some crop prices crashing, paying back debts may require hard conversations and delayed dreams.
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'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.
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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.
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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.
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Tenn. VW Plant Closer To Unionizing With UAW Agreement

The United Auto Workers secured recognition to represent workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Tennessee on Tuesday. It's the first time a foreign car manufacturer in the South has agreed to have its employees represented by a union.

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