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Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.
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Women Welcome: D.C.'s Tech Sector Bests Silicon Valley At Addressing Gender Gap

Women who work in D.C.'s tech sector say they have an easier go of breaking into the traditionally male-dominated business in the nation's capital than Silicon Valley.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.
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Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured.
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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.
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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.
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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.
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Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.
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New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

The automaker said the new policy would allow dialogue — but not collective bargaining — with groups. It comes months after the UAW lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.
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'Washington Post' To Add Editor's Notes To Fareed Zakaria Columns

The editorial page editor of The Washington Post says he will append editor's notes to four columns by Fareed Zakaria, saying the columns failed to credit sources sufficiently.

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