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Court: ExxonMobile Guilty In N.H. Contamination Suit

ExxonMobile has been ordered to pay more than $200 million to clean up ground water contaminated with the gasoline additive known as MTBE. New Hampshire won the lawsuit in state court. Exxon argues the federal government approved MTBE to reduce air pollution, and should be blamed for the consequences.
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New Report On Black America Reveals 'A Tale of Two Truths'

The National Urban League releases its annual State of Black America report today. And the group found that - even as African Americans make gains in education - many economic disparities between whites and African-Americans persist. Host Michel Martin finds out why.
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Surprise: Organic Apples And Pears Aren't Free Of Antibiotics

Both fruits are vulnerable to a nasty disease called fire blight that can devastate orchards. So organic labeling standards allow for antibiotics to be used on apple and pear trees. That exemption is set to end in 2014 — but growers say they need a little more time.
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Postal Service Will Keep Saturday Mail Delivery After All

The USPS says Congress gave it no choice but to continue Saturday mail delivery despite its plan to cut back and save money.
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Companies On The Move Look For Healthy Workers

Penny-pinching CEOs are relocating businesses to places with fitter workers and lower health costs. Colorado, where adult obesity rates are low, is playing up its health advantage as it tries to lure companies to move.
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Debate Over Taxing Internet Sales

The Senate moves forward on an Internet sales tax bill: What the measure could mean for consumers, online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores.

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Study: More Adult Pell Grant Students, Not Enough Graduating

Every year the federal government gives needy college students $34.5 billion that they don't have to pay back. More than 9 million students rely on Pell Grants. A new study says in addition to many of the students being older, much of that money is going to people who never graduate.
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Debt And The Modern Parent Of College Kids

How should boomers plan to pay for school when, on average, students graduate from college in the U.S. with $25,000 in debt? Ron Lieber, who writes about personal finance for The New York Times, tells Morning Edition's David Greene about planning strategies and pitfalls to avoid.
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Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly

Almost 1 million people are employed in construction in Texas, but many have a hard time making a living safely. The state's construction industry has the highest fatality rate in the nation, while large numbers of undocumented workers have suppressed wages and made it easy for contractors to exploit laborers.

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