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Wake Up And Smell The Tuna? Sunrise At Honolulu's Fish Auction

Actually, fresh fish doesn't smell "fishy," says Joe Palca. He spent a recent morning watching Hawaii's fishermen sell some 50,000 pounds of catch on the auction floor and sends this postcard.
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A 'Poison Pill' In The Immigration Bill?

It might be up to the government to decide whether foreign workers are the most qualified applicants for for jobs at private companies.
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Portugal Struggles To Avoid 2nd Bailout

Portugal's creditors are evaluating the country's latest austerity package, which includes 30,000 public sector layoffs, to determine whether Lisbon might need a second international bailout. The Portuguese government is raising the retirement age and lengthening work weeks to try to squeeze out more revenue, and repay its bailout loans.
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Casino Gambling Data Shows Economic Conditions Are Better

Casino gambling is back to pre-recession levels in the U.S., according to a new report from the gaming industry. One in three Americans went to a casino last year, and those who opened their wallets wagered a total of $37 billion, about 5 percent more than the previous year.
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Tile Business Owners: Web Sales Tax Would Be A 'Nightmare'

With the Senate's passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, David Greene asks two small business owners what the law could mean for them. The bill would require online retailers to collect state sales taxes. Lundy Wilder and Dave Perry own Villa Lagoon Tile in Gulf Shores, Ala.
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PG&E Could Pay Record Fine For 2010 Natural Gas Blast

Regulators recommend utility company Pacific Gas and Electric pay a $2.25 billion penalty for a natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif. The fire, blamed on poor maintenance on an aging pipeline, killed eight people, injured dozens and destroyed 38 homes in the San Francisco suburb.

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