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Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

They are being pushed out of the rental market in fast-growing cities like Washington, D.C. Many end up spending most of their income on housing, living in substandard housing, or homeless.
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States Consider Bills To Crack Down On Workplace Bullies

About a dozen states across the country are taking up laws to give workers legal protections against workplace abuse, though critics say it's impossible to legislate against somebody being a jerk.
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Pfizer Drops $119 Billion Bid For AstraZeneca

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been circling its smaller rival for months. AstraZeneca has rejected every offer saying Pfizer undervalues the company, and that it wants to remain independent.
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Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.
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The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86

Donald Levine brought the first G.I. Joe action figures to U.S. shelves 50 years ago after rejecting other possible names for military figures, like Salty the Sailor.
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Wash And Deliver: Startups Aim To Solve First World Problems

With services that pick up your laundry, deliver you gourmet food, take you on a cheap ride — all with the tap of an app — many of the hassles of life are disappearing. But can these companies last?
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Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.
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Facebook Will Help You Monitor Yourself

Facebook is expected to release a new feature soon. Using the microphones inside smartphones, the Facebook app will be able to pick up on the music you're listening to and TV shows you're watching.
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State-Owned China Enterprises Drop U.S. Consulting Firms

The Financial Times says the decision will hit major firms like Mckinsey and Company and the Boston Consulting Group. The move follows the U.S. charging 5 Chinese military officials with hacking.
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Flagstaff Neighborhood Wants Campfires Outlawed In National Forest

The Slide Fire hasn't forced residents in Flagstaff, Ariz., to evacuate. But they're worried about the potential for another wildfire, and what it could do to their homes and businesses.

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