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Record-Keeping On D.C. Tax Breaks Is Shoddy, Report Says

A report by the nonprofit Good Jobs First says the city isn’t doing a good job of monitoring what it gets in return for giving tax breaks to companies.

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Watch Jon Stewart Break The News Of His Departure To An Audience

Taping last night's show before the news became public, the Daily Show host faced an awkward task: telling a studio audience that he's leaving the show.
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Jon Stewart To Leave 'Daily Show,' NBC Suspends Brian Williams

NBC News announced it suspended anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months over a story inaccuracy. And, Jon Stewart revealed he would leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show later this year.
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How Banks Are Transforming Canada's Cannabis Industry

In the U.S., possessing and selling marijuana is a federal crime, so banks have ignored this emerging market. In Canada, financial institutions are beginning to back corporate cannabis producers.
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NBC Suspends Brian Williams For 6 Months Without Pay

The evening news anchor had stepped down voluntarily after he said on air that a helicopter he was on had been hit by fire over Iraq. He later admitted he had "misremembered" the episode.
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Jon Stewart Will Leave 'The Daily Show' This Year

Stewart let the news slip during a taping of his show today. Comedy Central said Stewart would remain at the helm of the influential satire show until "later this year."
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California's Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.
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Failing Bridges Taking A Toll; Some States Move To Raise Gas Tax

With gas prices down, a growing number of states are turning to a gas tax increase. New Jersey looks at following suit to fund much-needed projects, but some drivers aren't eager to pay up.
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UAW Criticizes Nissan For Use Of 'Perma-Temps'

The automaker's U.S. workforce now exceeds 22,000. But most new hires at Nissan plants are considered long-term temps. Unions are using the issue in their bid to unionize auto workers in the South.
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State Budgets To Be Hit By Slide In Oil Prices

In North Dakota, falling oil prices have barely caused a ripple. In Alaska, lawmakers are calling it a "fiscal apocalypse." Wyoming is neither panicking nor ignoring the decline in prices.

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