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Harvest Brings Farm Families Together, Redefines Commitment

For farm families in Nebraksa, it's all hands on deck to bring in the corn harvest. And just one year after the worst drought in half a century, 2013 could be one of the biggest corn crops ever.
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House Waits For Details On Senate Bipartisan Proposal

With the debt ceiling deadline looming just two days away, Senate leaders say they're close to a deal that would reopen the government and avert default. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have been leading bipartisan talks on a way out of the deadlock. Even if a bipartisan agreement clears the Senate, it will likely be a hard sell to House Republicans.
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Columnist Doubts Parties Can Resolve Fundamental Differences

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Chait, a commentator for New York magazine about how liberals are viewing the current budget negotiations in Congress, and if they might be willing to compromise on a deal.
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One Roof, Many Generations: Redefining The Single-Family Home

Homebuilders are finding there's a post-recession demand for bigger houses, and it's partly thanks to boomerang kids who can't find jobs and aging parents who can't afford to live alone anymore.
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JPMorgan To Front Customers If Federal Shutdown Drags On

JPMorgan Chase says it will cover Social Security and Welfare payments for its customers if the government goes into default or the shutdown continues. The bank would almost certainly get its money back once Congress comes to an agreement.
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A Company's Tweets Can Help Make It Creditworthy

Banks use credit scores and similar metrics to assess creditworthiness. A company called Kabbage that lends working capital to small businesses does some of that but also relies on unconventional measures, using real-time data from things like UPS shipments, eBay, Facebook and Twitter.
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Today Is The Last Day For The 'International Herald Tribune'

The International Herald Tribune was once instrumental in keeping American expatriates up to date on their homeland. On Tuesday, the newspaper will bear the name The International New York Times.
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Lac-Mégantic Blast Leaves Impact On Town, Rail Industry

In early July, a train carrying American crude oil derailed and exploded in the heart of a small Canadian village. The deadly accident in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and its aftermath have triggered a wave of lawsuits and a sweeping review of rail safety standards in the U.S. and Canada.
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Three Americans Win Nobel Economics Prize

Three American professors won this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their studies on asset prices.
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'Menstrual Man' Had An Idea To Help Indian Women

A new movie documents how an Indian entrepreneur created a cheap machine to make sanitary napkins for rural women on the subcontinent. Women whose self-help groups buy Arunachalam Muruganantham's machine can make more than a dollar a day — close to a global poverty line threshold — selling the pads.

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