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It's Legal To Sell Marijuana In Washington. But Try Telling That To A Bank.

Voters in Washington and Colorado just approved measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use. But businesses that want to sell marijuana in those states will face a problem: No bank wants to do business with them.
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Eurozone Slips Back Into Recession

Eurostat, the European Union's statistical agency, said Thursday that the bloc contracted 0.1 percent in the third quarter; it shrank 0.2 percent in the second quarter. The eurozone was last in recession in 2009.
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Busted: What Happens When Shoplifters Get Caught?

Shoplifting costs the retail industry nearly $35 billion annually, according to the National Retail Security Survey. Shoplifters who are caught are often prosecuted, but some may also face civil recovery — where retailers demand additional payment to recoup some of their costs.
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A Military Boot Camp For Your Money

Service members are known for their discipline and their ability to stay cool under fire. Veteran and financial planner Steve Repak says those skills are crucial to managing everyday finances. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his book, Dollars and Uncommon Sense: Basic Training for Your Money.
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The Politics Hour

Forging ahead on a casino at National Harbor, Md., streetcars in Arlington, Va., and school closings in the District. It's our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Superstorm Sandy Sends Jobless Claims Up Sharply

The storm threw some people onto unemployment rolls and shut down some state offices the previous week — meaning some laid-off workers couldn't file their claims until last week.
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BP Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $4 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Gulf Oil Spill

Eleven people were killed and one of the largest environmental disasters in history happened after an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in 2010.
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Online Campaign Asks Macy's To Dump Trump

An online petition is urging Macy's to stop selling its line of Donald Trump branded clothing. The petition says the department store should sever ties with Trump because he is offensive, sexist and hypocritical. But a Macy's spokesperson insists its merchandise and marketing do not represent any political position.

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