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China Produces Plan To Boost Disappointing Economic Growth

China's new package is designed to keep the country on track to reach target growth rates of 7.5 percent for this year.
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Odds Aren't Improving For Long-Term Unemployed Workers

There is still be a huge number of people who have been out of work for six months or more. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.
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Breakfast Waffle Wars Heat Up

Taco Bell last week announced its Waffle Taco. Not to be outdone, White Castle is adding Waffle Sandwiches to its breakfast line. Fast food breakfast is a $50 billion market.
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In Ann Arbor, Obama Gathers Support For Minimum Wage Hike

The Senate could vote on a minimum wage bill as soon as next week. But it is hard to imagine the Republican-controlled House will take it up.
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Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Video Streaming Device

Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot.
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First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.
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Stop, Thief! When Colleagues Steal From The Office Fridge

Colleagues steal Greek yogurt and half-eaten oranges, and bosses help themselves to their employees' frozen dinner. Yes, fridge theft is apparently rampant in offices all over the world.
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Traders Defend High-Speed Systems Against Charges Of Rigging

Author Michael Lewis says high-frequency traders have figured out a way to game the system. Some of those traders say that while there are "bad actors," high-speed trading plays a legitimate role.
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Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason

Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.
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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.

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