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I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next

For months, I got calls from around the world offering me short-term loans. I had fallen into the world of online lead generation.
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41 Hours Of Retail: Kmart's Black Friday Plan Is Criticized

Online critics are throwing a red light on Kmart's Thanksgiving Day plan, with some calling the company a Grinch for its aggressive approach to the start of the Christmas shopping season.
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Silenced By Status, Farm Workers Face Rape, Sexual Abuse

Farm workers do backbreaking work to bring fresh produce to our tables. But one secret about life in the fields is a chilling power dynamic that can allow supervisors to sexually assault farm workers in remote orchards and packinghouses.
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Apple's Decision To Make Glass In Arizona Will Create Hundreds Of Jobs

Technology giant Apple is buying a large manufacturing space in Arizona, where high-tech glass for its devices will be produced. The move is being hailed in Arizona, where the economy remains slowed by the U.S. housing market crisis.
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One Reason Twitter's Confident About Its Ad Possibilities

The social media giant that made its name on 140-character messages is set to debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week. These numbers help explain why the company is bullish about making millions in advertising.
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Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" (Rebroadcast)

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

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Ban The Box: Some Companies Stop Asking Job Applicants About Criminal History

Big box retailer Target said it will remove questions about prior arrests on its job applications, but many companies still ask. Host Michel Martin speaks with Madeline Neighly from the National Employment Law Project and Elizabeth Milito from the National Federation of Independent Businesses about the pros and cons of the practice.
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For Many Workers, It's Time To Consider Insurance Options

People with employer-based health plans won't have to shop for coverage on the exchanges. Still, the federal health law can affect them. As employers adjust plans to meet new requirements, people can expect to see changes in their coverage.
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Labeling GMO Foods

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

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Billionaires Find New York Real Estate A Bargain

Luxury property in the Big Apple goes for an average of around $2,000 a square foot. Much cheaper than comparable apartments in London at nearly $10,000 a square foot or $8,800 in Hong Kong. But The New York Times reports with the wealthy flocking to Manhattan, prices are going up.

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