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Japanese Carmakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Faulty Airbags

About 3.4 million vehicles produced since 2000 are subject to the recall due to faulty airbag inflators.
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Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week

After recent reports that were disappointing, Thursday's news was more positive. An estimated 346,000 people filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance, down 42,000 from the week before.
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Postal Service Backs Off Ending Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service is giving up on its plan to save money by eliminating Saturday delivery. It says Congress won't let it make the change — so it's back to losing more money than it planned.
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Dealer Says He Doctored Most Valuable Baseball Card Ever Sold

William Mastro says he altered the 1909 Honus Wagner card that sold for $2.8 million in 2007. He also admits he used shill buyers to drive up the price of other memorabilia.
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White House Unveils 2014 Budget Plan

President Obama formally releases his budget for fiscal 2014 Wednesday. But it's not clear if anyone in the Republican leadership is even willing to negotiate the details.
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How The Latest Budget Could Affect You

President Obama unveiled his fifth annual budget proposal to Congress Wednesday, offering a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. The newest changes include cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits. Across the country, some are only beginning to feel the affects of sequestration.
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Court: ExxonMobile Guilty In N.H. Contamination Suit

ExxonMobile has been ordered to pay more than $200 million to clean up ground water contaminated with the gasoline additive known as MTBE. New Hampshire won the lawsuit in state court. Exxon argues the federal government approved MTBE to reduce air pollution, and should be blamed for the consequences.
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New Report On Black America Reveals 'A Tale of Two Truths'

The National Urban League releases its annual State of Black America report today. And the group found that - even as African Americans make gains in education - many economic disparities between whites and African-Americans persist. Host Michel Martin finds out why.

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