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Winery To Experiment With 'Drunken Treasure'

Mira Winery, based in Napa Valley, is the first American winery to experiment with aging wine in the ocean. Four cases of the winery's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon are in specially designed cages and sitting at the bottom of the Charleston Harbor; sommeliers will test the wine in three months to record any unique results.
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Hard-Hit Boise Subdivision Lacks Owner-Occupied Homes

The housing crisis has taken a toll in Idaho. Home prices dropped by 46 percent in the Boise area and many people lost homes to foreclosure. Before the bubble burst, Charter Pointe became less a neighborhood of neighbors, and more about investor-buyers looking to make money.
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Wood From The Hood Repurposes Local Logs

There's a small company in Minneapolis called Wood from the Hood that a married couple started as a side venture to their cabinet and millwork business. They take logs cut from city trees and salvage wood that would otherwise be chipped up and burned. As with organic food at a co-op, their selling point is localism.
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Will Emergency Manager Help Or Hurt Detroit?

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced last week that he'll appoint an emergency manager for the city of Detroit. That means an unelected person will have sweeping powers to try to stop Detroit's financial hemorrhaging.
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'Consumer Reports' Offers Tips For Doing Taxes Online

More self-preparation tools have become available this tax season. Some people may be anxious about doing their taxes online, but an expert from Consumer Reports says it's worth a shot.
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Massachusetts Company Awarded Jack's Boathouse Site

The National Park Service has selected a Massachusetts-based company to replace the historic boathouse serving kayakers along the Potomac River in Georgetown.

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How The Sequester Will (Or Won't) Affect Wall Street

Wall Street hardly seemed rattled by the $85 billion across-the-board spending cuts that went into effect Friday. As just one indicator, the Dow closed the week within 100 points of hitting an all-time high. For more, host Scott Simon talks with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera.
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Florida Atlantic Donation Sparks Outrage, But University Doesn't Budge

The university's new stadium will be named after a private prison company. The GEO Group gave FAU a $6 million gift that "delighted" the administration but prompted protests from students. Friday, university President Mary Jane Saunders said the deal was a "closed book," despite allegations of abuse at the company's institutions.

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