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As Oil Plummets, Cheap Jet Fuel Means Better Travel Deals

Cheap oil doesn't just mean cheaper gas prices; it also means cheaper jet fuel. That's led to a big drop in airfares. It's good news for travelers — and for airlines, which have struggled for years.
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Diet Foods Are Tanking. So The Diet Industry Is Now Selling 'Health'

Consumers are increasingly disillusioned with diet products and programs. But they're also confused by new terms like gluten-free and non-GMO, industry analysts and nutritionists say.
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Wall Street Has Another Brutal Day, As Stock Prices Plummet

Fears about slowing global growth have sent the Dow Jones industrial average down by about 10 percent this month since the start of the year.
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VW Fix Should Be Less Emotional Than His Previous Cases, Feinberg Says

VW recall administrator Kenneth Feinberg talks to Renee Montagne about the status of the process, and what VW needs to do to satisfy regulators. Feinberg most recently oversaw the GM ignition case.
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Opioid Abuse Takes A Toll On Workers And Their Employers

Many employers who test for drugs don't screen employees for opioids. Yet opioid abuse is linked to problems with workplace productivity and safety.
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Gun Stocks Up, But Activists Move To Expand Anti-Investment Push

Instead of pushing for new gun laws, anti-gun activists want supporters to pull big gun retailers like Wal-Mart from their investment portfolios. But experts say it might not be effective.
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Despite Slower Growth, China's Economy Is Undergoing Major Changes

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Yukon Huang, senior associate in the Asia program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about how China's economy is changing.
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In Oklahoma, Low Energy Prices Drive State Budget Crisis

Low energy prices are good for consumers but bad for some businesses — and the states that rely on them. Oklahoma lawmakers say there may be a "revenue failure" soon. The state has a $900 million budget hole.
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Once Upon A Time, Congress Cut Deficits; Now CBO Says That's Over

Back in the old days, say 2011, political leaders talked about, and acted upon, worries involving federal borrowing. But a new CBO report shows deficits surging — even as political attention drifts.
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IMF Lowers Its Growth Forecast For The Global Economy

Advanced economies are doing OK, but a sharp slowdown is plaguing much of the developing world, the IMF's latest report says.

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