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Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It

The natural gas industry wants to export more of its commodity, but first it has to build infrastructure. In Oregon, companies want to build a 230-mile pipeline and an export terminal on the coast. Some welcome the new jobs, but others worry about environmental consequences.
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Head Of White House Economic Council To Step Down

The chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers will return to Princeton in the fall to resume his post as a professor of economics.
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Wal-Mart To Pay $81 Million For Hazardous Waste Dumping

The retail giant pleaded guilty to improperly disposing of toxic pollutants in California and Missouri in the period 2003 to 2005.
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Cruise Industry Adopts Passenger 'Rights' As Incidents Mount

About 2,200 passengers were being flown back to Baltimore after their cruise ship caught fire on its way to the Bahamas. It was the latest black eye for the cruise industry, which is now trying to reassure passengers it's OK for them to sail. An industry group said it has adopted a passenger "bill of rights."
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In A Single ATM, The Story Of A Nation's Economy

In Myanmar — a country that's been cut off from the world for decades — it's still a surprise when money pops out of the ATM. That may soon change.
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How Code For America's Apps Benefit Kansas City

Code for America, a new nonprofit out of San Francisco, is building apps to make cities work better for citizens. One of its apps often cuts down the normal time it would take to find something — for example, property research in the treasurer's office.

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