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BMW's Electric Car Cut From A Different Cloth

BMW has finally unveiled its electric car. When you think of the parts and engineering, you'll get that it's a BMW, but when it comes to the looks ... not so much, one auto analyst says.
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Amazon Puts Out 'Help Wanted' Sign Around The Country

President Obama visits Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday to continue his "job creation" speeches around the country. He's stopping at a distribution center for Amazon.com. On Monday, the online retailer announced it's hiring 5,000 workers across several states.
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Fiery Explosions Rock Florida Propane Tank Plant

A series of blasts ravaged a Blue Rhino propane gas plant in central Florida's Lake County late Monday night. At least seven workers were injured. The detonations reportedly lasted some 30 minutes, but the fires raged for much longer.
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Fast-Food Strikers Demand A 'Living Wage'

Picketers in seven cities say McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food chains should pay employees $15 an hour. But the restaurant industry says that would force those companies to cut jobs.
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Montana's State-Run Free Clinic Sees Early Success

A year ago, Montana opened the nation's first clinic for free primary healthcare services to its state government employees. It was pitched as a way to improve employee health but faced political opposition. A year later, the state says the clinic is saving money and diagnosing a host of issues.
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With Smarter Cars, The Doors Are Open To Hacking Dangers

Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller have been hacking into products for a long time. But they don't steal stuff or mess with people; instead, their purpose is to pressure companies into making their products more secure. Their recent research on hacking cars has shown just how dangerous these kinds of attacks could be.
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Legal Battles Over Land Rights, Pipelines Are On The Rise

The industry estimates that the U.S. will need to add 2,000 miles of pipeline per year, and that's just natural gas. Oil will need its own infrastructure. That means there will be a lot of pipeline going through a lot of private land — along with sometimes long, drawn-out legal fights with landowners.
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Amazon Says It Will Hire More Than 5,000 Workers In U.S.

Many of the new jobs will be at order-fulfillment centers that are spread across more than 10 states, the company says.
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BMW's Electric Compact May Come With An Optional SUV Backup

BMW, which unveiled its all-electric i3 compact sedan on Monday, will reportedly give customers the option of booking a gas-powered SUV for a few weeks each year. The move is part of efforts to ease customers' concerns about relying on an electric vehicle year-round.
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Group Faults Apple For Labor Violations At China Supplier

New York-based China Labor Watch says violations at three factories in China run by Taiwan-based Pegatron Group "are even worse than those at Foxconn factories." Apple said it will investigate.

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