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Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."
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Controversial Budget Bill Would Roll Back Dodd-Frank Provision

The House is expected to vote Thursday on a spending bill designed to avert another government shutdown. Among the controversies: a rollback of the Dodd-Frank financial market regulatory overhaul. Banks have lobbied to get rid of a provision requiring them to "push out" derivatives trading.
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Iceland Experiments With A Jubilee Of Debt Forgiveness

A jubilee is an idea that dates back to Biblical times. The idea was that every 50 years or so there would be this moment where debts would be forgiven. The jubilee has not gotten a lot of traction in the modern world, but right now, Iceland is actually trying it.
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Hacked Sony Emails Pull The Curtain Back On Hollywood

Audie Cornish speaks with Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal about the fallout from the leaked emails of Hollywood executives at Sony Pictures and what it reveals about the modern studio system.
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Weekly Innovation: A Smart Power Outlet That Can't Shock You

Kids often hurt themselves when they put their fingers into electrical outlets, but the Brio Smart outlet prevents injury by using sensors to differentiate between human touch and an electric plug.
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Community College Programs Can Lead To Big Payoffs — In The Right Fields

A study tracking grads from Washington state's schools found those who completed programs longer than a year had more pay and steadier work — especially in health care, technology and skilled labor.
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Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.
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Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

Utilities say consumers who put solar panels on their roofs should help pay to maintain the lines that carry the power they sell back into the system. Panel leasing firms say that's anti-competitive.
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'People Are Going To Rebel': Slow Pace Of Rebuilding Frustrates Gazans

Three months after the war between Israel and Hamas ended, reconstruction has barely started. Many people still live in half-bombed houses. But there are a few bright spots and a bit of innovation.
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Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.

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