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No 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Puts Wall Street In A Slump

Wall Street didn't get much of a gift at the end of last week. The Dow lost 120 points, or nine-tenths of a percent, on Friday. The slump is partly tied to events in Washington last week — a Republican plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" came undone.
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When There's A Baby Between You And The Glass Ceiling

Family or career — it's a dilemma that many working mothers face. Though women outnumber men in the workforce, the gender gap at the top is still wide. How much of that is by choice?
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Hitler's Hot In India

All over India, an unusual name has been popping up on signs in restaurants and businesses. Indians have a growing affinity for the murderous dictator, and the connections between him and the subcontinent may explain why.
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Public Voices Concern Over Eviction Notice For Jack's Boathouse

Public concern helps the future of Jack's Boathouse on the Potomac River in Georgetown.

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Forget Fracking: 2012 Was A Powerful Year For Renewables

The boom in fossil fuels hasn't undermined the growth of renewable energy sources. Tax incentives boosted the wind and solar industries this year, but 2013 might blow for wind.
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Naughty Or Nice? Retailers Use Smiles To Fight Self-Checkout Theft

With Christmas on Tuesday this year, stores may be jam-packed this weekend. Those busy stores are also going to be on the lookout for shoplifters, especially at self-checkout machines, where it is a big problem.
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Immigrants Welcomed: A City Sees Economic Promise

While some cities push measures that drive immigrants away, some cities are doing exactly the opposite. Dayton, Ohio, adopted a plan to rebuild its battered economy by attracting immigrants — an approach that's influencing the way other cities deal with immigration.

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