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Obama To Urge Japan To Join Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Obama at the White House Friday for discussions that will focus on both security and economic issues. The U.S. is pushing Japan to join a regional trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Japan wants the U.S. to agree to special conditions first.
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At A Trade Show, Power Tools Fit For The Amish

The Amish don't drive and don't connect to the electrical grid. Yet a growing number of Amish people are leaving farming for manufacturing. That means they need tools — and power.
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In Miami, A New Condo Boom Revives Hopes Of Housing Recovery

At the height of the housing boom, condominium towers popped up on the Miami skyline faster than you'd believe. Once the market crashed, those towers sat vacant. Now, led by foreign buyers, condos are selling again as developers try new, more stringent financing rules.
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CNBC Adopts Tougher Tactic In Booking Wars

CNBC is far and away the ratings leader in the financial cable news business — and its executives, producers and reporters are working hard to keep it that way. They're telling some guests they can't appear on rival channels amid breaking news.
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Wheaton Residents Take Costco Gas Station Fight To State House

Some Wheaton residents want to take the fight over a mega-gas station at Costco to Maryland state lawmakers, after disappointment with a measure that passed the county council last year.

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