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House Rejects Legislation To Give Obama Fast-Track Trade Authority

Despite last-minute lobbying by President Obama, House Democrats dealt his trade priorities a major blow Friday. In this battle over trade, Republican leaders are aligned with Obama against Democrats.
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Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost

Will agricultural chemical dealers start selling microbes? Some big pesticide companies are investing in efforts to turn soil bacteria into tools that farmers can use to grow more food.
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How Twitter Can Revive Itself, Even Without Naming Snoop Dogg CEO

Twitter is going through a lot of changes, including switching CEOs. But, analysts say, stalled user growth and discouraging financial results call for more change than just new leadership.
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Dealing Blow To Obama, Efforts To Pass Trade Plan Fail In The House

Obama made a last-ditch personal visit to the Capitol, but it didn't make a difference. A House vote today on trade legislation complicated prospects for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
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Big Change Yields Small Change As Zimbabweans Turn In Their Trillions

The country's massively hyperinflated currency will be phased out beginning next week at a rate of $5 U.S. for every 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars.
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Hillary Clinton To Address Economic Issues In Campaign Speech

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton holds her first big campaign rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City with a unusually personal speech about how her upbringing forged her commitment to helping others.
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Skeptical House Democrats Still Not Sold On Trade Pact

President Obama's trade agenda is expected to face a tense final vote in the House on Friday — one day after surviving a near-death experience in a procedural vote.
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Dallas City Council Repeals Plastic Bag Fee

Dallas rescinded its 5-cent fee on plastic bags five months after it went into effect. Plastic bag manufactures had sued the city. A dozen other towns in Texas still restrict plastic bags.
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Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating System

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because nonorganic producers can earn the highest grades.
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Health Insurance Premiums Will Go Up In 2016, But By How Much?

Most people buying Obamacare plans next year are likely to face a small increase in the price of monthly premiums, early numbers suggest. A few plans are asking for steep price hikes, but that's rare.

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