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Wal-Mart Threatens To Pull Out Of D.C. Over Wage Requirements

Wal-Mart says it will not build three of the six stores planned for Washington, D.C., after the city council passed a bill that would require the retailer to pay a wage nearly 50 percent higher than the city's minimum wage. Those three stores would be located in mostly low-income areas, with high unemployment and few places to shop. A similar situation once played out in Chicago.
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More Problems On 787s Mean Turbulence For Boeing Stock

Shares in the aircraft maker were down sharply after reports that the aircraft experienced an "onboard internal fire" while on the ground.
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Does The Canadian Rail Explosion Make Pipelines Look Safer?

The Canadian train tragedy is becoming Exhibit A in the political case for building pipelines, such as the proposed Keystone XL, as well as for opposing them. Meanwhile, energy companies have boosted rail shipments of oil in response to a surge in production.
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Report: Beijing, Shanghai Among Worst Airports For Delays

Eight of the world's ten worst airports were in China, according to a new report by FlightStats.
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Analysis: Scandal On Gov. McDonnell's Finances Escalates

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest behind McDonnell's scandal, the District's Walmart dust-up, and Maryland's transportation projects.

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Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?

Software entrepreneur Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his TED talk, he lays out the main problems and offers suggestions to make work work.
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On The Economy: Inflation Accelerates; Fed Rumors Rise

A surge in the cost of gasoline fueled a sharp increase in wholesale prices last month. Meanwhile, Bloomberg News is reporting that former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers wants to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
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Despite Europe's Financial Crisis, Lativa To Adopt Euro

The words eurozone and crisis have been firmly linked together for the past half decade. Many eurozone economies have collapsed to Depression-era levels. And yet this week, the Baltic nation of Latvia, chose to join the euro. To understand that move, David Greene talks to Pauls Raudseps, economics editor of the Latvian weekly news magazine IR.
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Microsoft CEO Reveals New Corporate Structure

CEO Steve Ballmer has shuffled the organizational deck at Microsoft, breaking down long-standing barriers within the company. Microsoft has been criticized for internal turf battles and slow-footed responses to changes in technology.
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Apple To Appeal Ruling It Fixed E-Book Prices

A federal judge this week ruled that Apple conspired to raise prices of e-books, handing a victory to the Justice Department. Another winner in the fallout from this case was Amazon, the dominant seller of e-books.

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