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Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily — and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.
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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity: Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.
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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.
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French Economist Wins Nobel For Market Power And Regulation Research

French economist Jean Tirole, 61, works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France. The economics prize completed the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements.
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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.
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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.
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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.
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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.
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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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