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McDonald's Shuts Its Restaurants In Crimea

The fast food chain cited the "evolving situation" for a decision to close its restaurants in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta.
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Expecting A Spring Thaw, Shops And Restaurants Warm To Hiring

Employment and wages are increasing, along with hopes for more consumer spending, analysts say.
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Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying

More than three months have passed since the long-term unemployed saw their federal jobless benefits cut off abruptly. One Michigan woman is looking for work while watching for congressional action.
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U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout

Thanks in large part to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. finds itself awash in domestic energy — and moving rapidly toward self-sufficiency and a position of strategic and economic strength.
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It's Complicated: When A CEO's Personal Position Becomes Public

The new CEO of Mozilla was forced to step down amid controversy over his anti-gay-marriage donation in 2008. How much should the public judge chief executives for their private views?
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Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood

Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant incubator, brought Chinese-Latin food and economic vitality back to West Dallas. What was once a dangerous neighborhood is now a hot spot for international eats.
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Shaping the City: Developing the Southwest Waterfront

Kojo sits down with architect Roger Lewis and Monty Hoffman, a lead developer of D.C's ambitious Southwest Waterfront redevelopment project, to talk about the future of the 27-acre site.

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Nest Halts Sales Of Smoke Detector, Disables 'Wave' Feature

The Google owned company discovered users could unintentionally disable the device by waving their hands in front of the detector.
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Tasting French Fries For A Living Can Be A Pain In The Mouth

Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.
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Jobless Rate Holds Steady As Employers Add 192,000 Jobs

While job growth appears to have been slightly less than expected in March, the growth in February was revised upward. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.7 percent.

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