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10-Year Strike Against Chicago Hotel Ends

One of the longest labor strikes has finally come to an end. After nearly 10 years, hospitality workers at Chicago's Congress Plaza Hotel have put down the picket signs. But getting back to work might not be so easy.
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Moto X: First Smartphone To Be Assembled In U.S.

There are more than 130 million smartphones in the U.S., but none read: assembled in the USA. Motorola's flagship device, Moto X, will be the first smartphone assembled in the U.S. Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google, has already begun hiring for the plant based in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Japan Suspends Wheat Imports From Pacific Northwest States

The suspension comes after the U.S. Agriculture Department found genetically modified wheat growing on an Oregon farm. That wheat has not been approved for U.S farming, and it's not clear how the wheat found its way onto the farm.
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Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time

Environmentalists are focusing on big corporations to prevent the destruction of rain forests cut down for paper products. With help from some unlikely characters, they've scored a success against one of the world's largest paper companies.
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Proton Beam Therapy Sparks Hospital Arms Race

Local officials in Washington D.C., are on the verge of approving two high-tech radiation facilities for treating cancer at a total cost of $153 million. The treatment these hospitals would offer costs twice as much as standard radiation, but hasn't been shown to work any better for most cancers.
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Obama To Press Congress On Student Loan Rates

Interest rates on government-backed college loans are set to double July 1 — unless Congress agrees on a fix before then. The president is expected to urge Congress on Friday to block that increase.

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