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Experts Urge Caution As $50 Billion In Sandy Aid Passes House

More than two months after the storm, the House of Representatives passed a bill to spend $50 billion to help Eastern states struck by Hurricane Sandy. But some scientists and engineers say there's danger in rushing ahead to rebuild a coastline that's sure to get hit again.
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Homebuilding Is Booming, But Skilled Workers Are Scarce

More than 2 million construction jobs disappeared during the economic downturn. But now that there are indications the sector is rebounding, the industry is actually experiencing a labor shortage in many parts of the country.
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Bump On The Road For Driverless Cars Isn't Technology, It's You

New technology is getting us closer and closer to the point where cars will drive themselves. Automakers are testing and refining systems that will make this happen. But our love for control may keep us from riding in these cars anytime soon.
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Beleaguered American Airlines Looks For A Fresh Start With New Look

American Airlines unveiled the first change to its logo and the look of its planes since 1968 on Thursday.
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In Connecticut, Two Sides Of A Deep Economic Divide

Leafy, tony Greenwich, Conn., feels a world apart from nearby Bridgeport, where unemployment and crime levels have soared as industry has declined. The vast differences in wealth in these two Fairfield County towns reflect a level of income inequality that's among the nation's highest.
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Jobless Claims At Five-Year Low; Home Building Hit Five-Year High In 2012

The day's economic news is on the positive side: 37,000 fewer people filed claims for unemployment benefits last week; and home construction surged in December and last year.

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