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Gasoline Prices Keep Moving Higher

Prices at the pump jumped 18 cents over the last couple weeks which is the biggest increase so far this year. The Lundberg Survey shows that heading into the weekend, the national average price of a gallon of self-serve was $3.69. Analysts say the spike is in part because of some refinery and pipeline issues across the country.
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Maine Lobstermen Give Farming Sea Scallops A Try

As more areas are becoming overfished, fishermen and scientists in Maine are developing a way to farm scallops instead of catching them. It's said to be safer for the environment and brings in more money, but the method isn't approved yet.
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Small Investors Stay Wary Of Betting On Wall Street

The stock market has been rising lately, but a lot of small investors are sitting the rally out. After years of watching their 401(k)s lose ground, it's hard to convince people to trust stocks with their money — if they still have any.
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"Dr. Doom" Takes A Look At The Economy

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer interviews Nouriel Roubini, whose nickname is Dr. Doom, for the second installment in her series of big idea conversations with leading economists.
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How A Pasta Factory Got People To Show Up For Work

And what happened when a guy called in sick so he could play soccer.
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Consumer Group Files Suit Against Sweetener For Claiming It's 'Essential'

What's with marketing food as a health miracle? The Center for Science in the Public Interest files the latest in a slew of complaints about the claims food companies make about their products.
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Year Of The Woman At The London Games? For Americans, It's True

Every nation that sent a delegation to the London Games sent at least one female athlete — a first for the Olympics. This year's Team USA has more female than male athletes — and the women have won nearly twice as many medals as the men: 100 total medals, by my count, to 59 for the men.
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Bankers Behaving Badly

Scandals at three big British banks have grabbed headlines recently. Some in the financial world say these aren't isolated incidents, but rather all-too-common practices.

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