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American Airlines Fliers Fed Up As Labor Clash Rages

It hasn't exactly been a barrel of fun flying American Airlines lately. The carrier, which is in bankruptcy, is in a bitter contract dispute with its pilots union. Its on-time performance has plummeted while cancellations are way up. Meanwhile, some of American's best customers are rethinking their loyalty.
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D.C. Dives: Tune Inn Thrives After Nearly Devastating Fire

In this month's D.C. Dives, Jerad Walker visits Capitol Hill's legendary Tune Inn, a bar that was almost lost to a fire in 2011.

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Housing Prices Up, But Market Far From Recovered

Housing prices are on the rise across the country, according to the latest Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index. But there's more to the story behind the numbers. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with WDET Senior News Editor Quinn Klinefelter and housing market expert Eugene James.
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Pepco Workers' Union Rejects Contract, Possible Strike Ahead

Pepco customers may face possible rate hikes, as well as more headaches when it comes to service.

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Orders Plunge, GDP Growth Revised Down

There was a sharp drop in demand for durable goods last month. Meanwhile, it looks like the economy slowed more than thought in the spring. One bit of bright news: Claims for unemployment benefits declined last week.
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Regular NFL Refs Will Be Back On The Job Thursday

A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the National Football League and the referees' union. The impasse began in June when the NFL locked out the officials and used replacement referees.
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In Solyndra's Wake, Solar Company Sees Bright Spot

SoloPower is on its way to receiving a loan of $197 million from the Energy Department — the same kind given to now-bankrupt Solyndra. But SoloPower has to meet a number of benchmarks before tapping into the fund, and one step toward that is the opening of a new plant in Oregon on Thursday.
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U.S. Banker Arrested On Fraud Charges In London

Kareem Serageldin is accused of hiding mortgage security losses during the financial crisis. He faces extradition to the U.S. A former senior trader for Credit Suisse, Serageldin is the highest level Wall Street executive to be charged in a case related to the 2008 financial meltdown.

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