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'Lady Brigade' An Answer To Limited Patriotic Clothing For Women

Lady Brigade, a business started by former soldier Nadine Noky solves a problem for female veterans who have limited patriotic clothing options: T-shirts designed specifically for the woman warrior.
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NASCAR Enters New Season After Shifting Gears To Bump Viewership

Though admissions lagged behind pre-recession levels and stadium seats are being torn out, 2014's new playoff model and speedway brawls made for one of the most thrilling seasons in the past decade.
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Under Competitive Pressure, Wal-Mart To Rollout Raises

Around 500,000 Wal-Mart employees will soon be getting a raise. The company said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to make sure all employees earn at least $9 an hour starting in April. Wal-Mart's minimum wage would go to $10 an hour in early 2016.
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A Wet And Wild Look Inside The 'Mushroom Houses' Of A Fungi Farm

Foraging for wild, edible fungi may be a growing trend. But most of the mushrooms we eat come from farms — and a behind-the-scenes look at one of them turns out to be pretty exciting on its own.
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Humana Discloses Widening Justice Dept. Probe Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Privately run Medicare Advantage plans offer seniors an alternative to standard Medicare. The plans are paid monthly fees based on complex risk formulas that are drawing federal scrutiny.
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DC Brau Discontinues Free Samples, Citing Abuse By 'Bad Apples'

Getting a handful of free tastings is one of the joys of visiting a craft brewery, but one of D.C.'s biggest is stopping the practice thanks to some "bad apples."

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Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay Raise

The retailer says starting in April, thousands of full- and part-time employees will make $9 an hour.
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Greece Seeks To Extend Eurozone Loans, As Deadline Looms

With the bailout package that has kept Greece's economy afloat set to expire in just over a week, the country has formally asked Eurozone members for a six-month extension.
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Ecuador's Answer To The Global Cocoa Shortage

The world is running out of chocolate. A scientist in Ecuador has come up with a solution. But if you love chocolate, you might not like it.
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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Nestles says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.

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