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Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil

The world's soil is in trouble. Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert. To make sure that doesn't happen, researchers are testing out innovative ways to keep moisture in the soil.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Intervenes, BART Strike Averted For Now

Commuters can rest a little easier — another threatened strike at the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system has been avoided, at least temporarily. California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a board of investigators to look into the contract dispute that had threatened to shut down the system.
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Dominion Virginia Power Receives Approval For $1.3 Billion Plant

Virginia regulators approved Dominion's request to build a new gas-fired power plant in Brunswick County, which is scheduled to operate in 2016.

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Digital Seen Surpassing TV In Capturing Our Time

2013 is the first year in which Americans will spend more time on digital online devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets than viewing traditional TV. Still, households that subscribe to Netflix watch about the same amount of traditional TV as non-Netflix households.
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Recent Financial Crackdowns A Sign Of Government Toughness

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department have both delivered big crackdowns on Wall Street players in recent weeks. New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera talks with guest host Linda Wertheimer about whether the government is taking a tougher stand on financial crimes.
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Medical Marijuana In The District

The first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened in the District last week, under some of the strictest oversight rules anywhere in the country. We explore what the District might learn from regulation around the country.

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A Spectrum Of Management Styles With Howard Ross

Whether you're a boss or employee, the management style and structure at your workplace affects your job and how you do it. We talk about trends in management and leadership with Howard Ross.

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U.S. Job Growth Slows A Bit As Wages Shrink

While the number of jobs did increase last month, the hiring pace was slower than in the spring, marking a setback for unemployed Americans. "The labor market begins the second half of 2013 with a fizzle," says economist Heidi Shierholz, with the Economic Policy Institute.
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Jobs Have Been Added, But Why Are Wages Stubborn?

New jobs numbers may show that 162,000 jobs have been added, but wages haven't risen much in the last several years. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax and Roben Farzad, contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek, about what the latest numbers mean for your wallet.
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FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

The FDA's new rule says gluten-free food can't contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Most products on the market with the label already meet that standard.

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