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Danes May Bring Back Butter As Government Rolls Back Fat Tax

Denmark plans to abolish its fat tax after barely a year, citing hardships on business and the poor. And while some Danes might celebrate by spreading on the "toothbutter," other countries are watching closely for signs of whether regulating food works as a way to get people to eat healthier.
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Beach Towns Mourn Sandy-Ravaged Boardwalks

Boardwalks are the commercial anchors of many beach towns. But as a result of Hurricane Sandy, boardwalks in New Jersey towns like Seaside Heights and Belmar lie buckled and shredded. Now, the people there are accessing the damage and figuring out what it will take to rebuild.
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Conservative Media Caught in the Blame Game

Some Republicans say Romney's loss is partly the fault of conservative media that kept overstating the candidate's real strength.
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Kind of Like 'eFarmony': Matching Farmers With Urban Landowners For Fun And Profit

With the price of suburban farmland sky high, matchmakers are setting up landowners who want to lease their land to small farmers seeking to expand their growing areas and be close to urban areas where their customers live.
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Opportunities Emerge For Vets In Tough Job Market

One of the challenges veterans face is that their military skills sometimes don't come with certifications that private employers recognize. Several associations and companies are trying to address this problem by training and giving vets the certification.
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Supercomputers Act Like Talent Magnets

Titan, the new supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, has been crowned the fastest in the world. It can clock 17.59 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second). Audie Cornish talks to Steve Henn for more.
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Rethinking The Bottom Line: Benefit Corporations

A new legal designation known as a "benefit corporation" allows companies to balance commitments to their bottom lines with commitments more in line with the nonprofit world. We learn about how it's being put to work in our region and around the country.

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Local Leaders Try Eating On $5 Per Day

Could you eat for just $5 a day? Hundreds of Montgomery County, Md., officials and employees tried it last week to raise awareness about hunger in the affluent county, but some people who struggle to buy food found the week-long challenge offensive.

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U.S. Airlines To Face Pilot Shortage

Beginning next summer, federal rules will require pilots to have six times more flight time to get hired, and will then also require airlines to give pilots more rest between flights. This will increase the number of pilots airlines need, just as thousands of senior pilots reach the mandatory retirement age of 65.

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