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Storm Damaged Cars Could Boost Auto Sales

As many as 250,000 cars and trucks damaged when Hurricane Sandy stormed up the East Coast will have to be scrapped, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. The estimate is less than the 325,000 cars ruined by hurricane Katrina.
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South Africa Bank Notes Feature Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and first Black President of South Africa, is also the first Black person to grace South Africa's currency. The country's first Mandela bills were put into circulation Wednesday.
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Labor Strife Pits Immigrants Against Immigrants

Mexican immigrant Robert Silva says he just wanted to form a union. The Milwaukee pizza factory worker is one of several dozen employees embroiled in a labor dispute against a frozen pizza company founded by Italian immigrants.
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Mich. Voters Defeat 2 Organized Labor Ballot Issues

Unions poured millions of dollars into ballot campaigns to guarantee collective bargaining rights in the Michigan Constitution and allow state-paid home care assistants to organize into a union. Both were resoundingly defeated.
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Greeks In Store For More Austerity Cuts

The Greek Parliament has approved a sweeping set of austerity measures that were aimed at keeping the country in the eurozone. Members voted on $17 billion in cuts to salaries, pensions, public sector jobs and health care spending.
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Hospitals Gamble On Urgent Care Clinics To Keep Patients Healthy

Urgent care clinics are part of a growth strategy for some hospital chains. But some analysts wonder if hospitals will be able to provide good customer service at the clinics.
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Americans Rediscover The Kick Of Hard Cider

The fruit-based alcoholic drink may not yet rival beer in popularity, but sales have been increasing rapidly in the past few years. A variety of flavors and the use of fruits other than the traditional apple are helping to attract a new generation of hard cider drinkers.

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