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Fashion Retailers Agree To Safety Plan After Factory Collapse

Three of the world's largest clothing chains, including H&M and the owner of the Zara chain, have agreed to pay for fire safety and building improvements in Bangladeshi factories. The announcement comes three weeks after a building collapse that killed more than 1,100 workers in Dhaka.
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For Tax-Exempt Groups, How Much Politics Is Too Much?

The IRS is under fire for directing additional scrutiny toward conservative groups seeking 501(c)(4) status. But the controversy reveals a question with no clear answer: Precisely what are so-called social welfare organizations allowed to do in electoral politics?
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D.C. Big Box Retailers Targeted With Minimum Wage Bill

Supporters of a higher minimum wage for big box employees in the District rallied in front of the Wilson Building today, asking retailers to share the wealth.

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Norfolk Southern Looking To Expand Ethanol Operation

Alexandria leaders are about to take a formal position against the expansion of operations at a hazardous materials facility.

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Facebook Users Question $20 Million Settlement Over Ads

Facebook is expected to pay out $20 million in a settlement over its "Sponsored Stories" advertising service, after placing user images in personalized ads. But the settlement doesn't stop the service, and a legal expert says Facebook's option to let users opt out creates more problems.
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Bangladesh Reveals Uphill Battle For Fair Trade Clothes

Retailers are under pressure after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh. But global demand for inexpensive clothing shows no sign of abating. The New York Times' Steven Greenhouse and Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, unravel the prospects for improved safety in the garment industry.

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