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In South Jersey, New Options For Primary Care Are Slow To Take Hold

Residents of an apartment building in Camden, N.J., racked up more than $1 million a year in hospital admissions and trips to the ER over about a decade. In response, a community group opened a doctor's office on the ground floor. But at first, residents weren't as eager to go as doctors had hoped.
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H-1B Visa Applications As An Economic Indicator

The demand from American companies for highly skilled immigrants seems to be up this year. And that could mean something is about to change for the overall economy.
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No April Fool's Joke: Samoa Air Charges Passengers By Weight

The airline says it's a fairer system that saves some passengers money. The news comes just days after an economist in Norway argued that charging passengers by weight would benefit them in the long run.
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Adam Grant: "Give and Take"

A Wharton school professor re-examines what it takes to succeed and finds many misconceptions. What we can learn from people who are both extremely giving and extremely successful.

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In Spain, A Mattress That Lets Your Money Rest Easy

A bed company is selling a mattress that has an armored safe hidden in one end for people who may be wary of Spain's troubled banking system.
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The Hidden Limitations Of Health Savings Accounts

In order to get the tax advantages of a health savings account, the health plan it's linked to has to meet several certain criteria. Consumers with a health savings account may also be on the hook for the entire cost of medical care, except preventive care.
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Fannie Mae Posts Record Profit; Paid Taxpayers $11.6 Billion In 2012

The mortgage giant needed a $116 billion bailout from the federal government after the housing bubble burst in 2007. As housing recovers, it's been able to put money back into Treasury's coffers.
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Hybla Valley Walmart Agrees To Lock Down Shopping Carts

Little Hunting Creek in Fairfax County has been plagued by all kinds of trash, including a number of discarded Walmart shopping carts. Local residents may, however, have finally gotten through to the big-box retailer.

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Economic Success Transforms Germany Into Europe's Political Powerhouse

Steve Inskeep talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes, of The Economist, about the long-term impact of the Cyprus crisis on European economies. Beddoes offers the view from Germany. That country is now turning its attention to its own general elections in September.

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