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Americans Have Less Debt; Are Saving More For Emergencies

Americans are feeling more confident about their finances according to a survey released on Tuesday by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
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For Pickers, Blueberries Mean Easier Labor But More Upheaval

Many farm workers call blueberries their favorite crop to pick. It pays well and the work is comfortable. But there's a catch: It's a short season, and workers and their families have to keep moving.
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Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds

Many disabled adults want to work — and many do. But a survey shows that a workplace can be particularly stressful for them, and workplaces may not be doing enough to lower the stress.
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Despite Low Interest Rates, Governments Hesitate To Fix Infrastructure

Following Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union, investors have been moving cash into "safe havens," such as U.S. Treasury bonds. That surging demand for reliable investments has sent interest rates down to record lows. But local governments may not be able to take advantage of cheap money for infrastructure repairs.
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Coney: The Hot Dog That Fueled Detroit's Middle-Class Dreams

Hundreds of eateries selling chili-topped hot dogs dot Detroit. The story of how this food became the city's signature dish is deeply entwined with its auto industry and the workers who flocked to it.
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Overworked Americans Aren't Taking The Vacation They've Earned

And they're not unplugging from email and text messages when they do get away, an NPR poll finds. "So they're taking their stress along with them wherever they go," says a Harvard scientist.
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How Federal Workers' Commutes Stand To Benefit During SafeTrack

Federal employees could use their commuter benefits for rideshare services like Uber during Metro's SafeTrack if a bill introduced in Congress moves forward.

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Crunch Time: Can A Hip New Cereal Bar Help Kellogg's Revive Soggy Sales?

Kellogg's has opened a cereal bar near New York City's Times Square. It's part of a strategy to energize a sagging cereal business by tapping into nostalgia while creating a refined dining experience.
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Pokemon Go: The Live Video Game Everyone Seems To Be Playing

Pokemon Go is the latest game to use something called augmented reality which combines virtual and real worlds on a smartphone screen. Released only last week by Nintendo, it is a runaway success.
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Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

Biomass was rising a decade ago as a carbon-neutral energy. But the industry is sputtering as oil and natural gas booms, and some scientists are questioning if it's actually good for the environment.

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