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A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

Ten supertankers are under construction and there are orders for another 15, but just three years ago the tanker market was barely moving.
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Takes White House To Task Over Privacy

In an open letter, the Facebook co-founder said the U.S. should be "a champion for the internet, not a threat."
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Report: Target Missed Its Chance To Prevent Data Breach

The giant retailer was hit by a massive breach that exposed tens of millions of customer credit cards to cyberthieves. A Bloomberg Businessweek investigation found that Target missed early warnings.
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The World Bank Gets An Overhaul — And Not Everyone's Happy

The World Bank is undergoing a vast reorganization, its first in nearly 20 years. The process has been controversial, but the bank's president says it's needed to foster better internal collaboration.
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Amtrak Opens The Door To Writing On The Rails

On Twitter, some writers started asking the same question: Wouldn't it be great if Amtrak offered "residencies" to writers, so they could ride the rails and write? And Amtrak said: Let's try it.
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Employers React To New Overtime Expansion

President Obama is directing his Labor Secretary to tighten U.S. overtime laws. Under the changes, millions of workers will become eligible. Business groups are now reacting to the news.
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Top 5 Ways Asparagus, A Rite Of Spring, Can Still Surprise

Did you know how fast these green shoots, the season's iconic vegetable, can grow? Or that they come in male and female versions? Or that what we eat in the U.S. is mostly now grown abroad?
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Obama: If You 'Work More, You Should Get Paid More'

Announcing he intends to change the rules governing overtime, President Obama said Americans have "spent too much time working more and making less."
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When Bad Things Happen To Planes, Flight Codes Get 'Retired'

Malaysia Airlines says it will stop using codes associated with its missing Flight MH370 as a "mark of respect" for the plane's passengers and crew. It's a long-standing industry practice.
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Gentrification: Progress Or Destruction?

Many cities are undergoing economic change as new residents and businesses move in. We hear from a housing expert and residents on both sides of America's gentrification debate.

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