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Vermont Finds High-Tech Ways To Sap More Money From Maple Trees

Technological advances now allow Vermont's maple syrup producers to get twice as much sap per tree, meaning more syrup and more money. Statewide, the crop brought in $40 million last year, double its value from just six years ago.
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Broadcasters Struggle To Tap Into The 'Zero TV' Crowd

Broadcasters will convene on Las Vegas this week to discuss the rapidly-growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services. Revenues are falling fast as more viewers watch shows and movies online.
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Sequester Pinches Long-Term Unemployed Even More

Almost 5 million Americans have been searching for work for at least six months. This week, their plight is getting a bit tougher as the government cuts their unemployment benefits — part of the automatic reductions in federal spending that took effect recently.
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Honda's Growth Helps Tow Ohio Out Of Recession

Honda is moving its North American headquarters from California to Ohio. That's just the latest bit of good news for the Buckeye State and Honda, whose fortunes have been closely tied for decades now.
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Jobs Report: 'Ouch!'

Millions of Americans are still out of work, and they're getting hit even harder as unemployment benefits continue to dry up. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about why benefits are being reduced. Mike Rivas has exhausted his unemployment benefits, and joins the conversation to talk about how he's getting by.
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U.S. Job Growth Slows As Jobless Face Benefit Cuts

The 11.7 million Americans searching for work got discouraging news Friday morning when the Labor Department said employers created only 88,000 net jobs in March. The weak job growth comes at the same time benefits for the long-term unemployed are shrinking.
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Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

Just 88,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls in March. The jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent — but only because nearly half a million fewer people were in the labor force.
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'Slow And Steady' Jobs Report Expected

As far as the economy goes, the labor market has been something of a tortoise — slowly moving along. Housing has been the hare — moving ahead quickly. We'll hear much more Friday morning when the March data on jobs and unemployment are released.
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The Ups And Downs Of Cyber Currency Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that's traded online. It's been on a wild ride lately, soaring in value during the Cyprus banking crisis. And this week, the price plummeted after a Bitcoin trading exchange was hacked.

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