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Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost

The oil rush in and around North Dakota has brought an influx of mostly male workers flush with cash. Law enforcement agencies and activists say that's creating ample opportunity for organized crime — and that more must be done to prevent women from being forced into prostitution.
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Southern Fishermen Cash In On Asia's Taste For Jellyfish

After the worst year for shrimping in recent memory, fishermen in the Southeast U.S. say they're thankful to catch jellyfish for the Asian market. But conservationists say the expanding jellyfish fishery is a sign of the ocean's decline.
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After Overcoming Early Obstacles, Yellen Assumes Fed's Top Job

The world of central banking is largely a man's world. But Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's new leader, has been undeterred by such barriers since she was in high school in Brooklyn. Now global financial markets will be watching her every move.
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Obama Hosts Business Leaders, Hopes They Change How They Hire

President Obama is hosting business leaders at the White House in order to discuss possible solutions to long-term unemployment. The president says that he hopes for companies to revise their hiring practices, which often appear to be stacked against those who have been unemployed for six months or more.
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U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review

The report concludes that the production of Canada's tar-sand crude, which causes more greenhouse gases than other forms, won't be affected if the pipeline moves forward.
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Indian Country Sets Priorities With State Of Nations Address

Just days after President Obama delivered his State of the Union, National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby gave the annual State of Indian Nations address. Host Michel Martin speaks to Cladoosby about the issues facing Indian country this year.
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Yahoo Says Email Accounts Were Hacked But Not How Many

The company, which provides the world's second-largest email service, says "the list of usernames and passwords that were used to execute the attack was likely collected from a third-party database compromise."
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Reports: Insider Satya Nadella Likely To Be Microsoft's CEO

CEO Steve Ballmer announced last summer that he would be retiring. The search for a successor may be coming to an end. News outlets report that one of Microsoft's executive vice presidents is in line to take over. There's also word that co-founder Bill Gates may be replaced as chairman of the company's board.
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Obama: We've Got To Move Away From 'Train And Pray'

President Obama hosts a gathering of corporate executives at the White House Friday. He'll be encouraging CEOs to offer a second chance to job applicants, especially if they've been out of work for six months or more. Opening doors for the long-term unemployed is one of the ideas the president talked about in his State of the Union speech this week.
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Toyota Has Recordbreaking Output In 2013

The Japanese automaker produced slightly more than 10 million cars in 2013. The record output was due largely to high demand from car dealers and showrooms in China and the U.S.

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