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States, Federal Regulators Warm To Online Gambling

For years federal regulators cracked down on online gambling, deeming it illegal. But in 2011, the Justice Department changed its mind and now states are beginning to see an opportunity. Renee Montagne talks to David Schwartz of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas about these new laws, and what they mean for the future of gambling.
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Ag Department Warns Budget Cuts Will Affect Food Inspectors

The secretary of Agriculture says if the sequester cuts go into effect, he'll have to furlough food safety inspectors. What would that mean for food companies and consumers?
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Sequester Cuts Could Affect Air Safety

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, FAA administrator Michael Huerta explained to lawmakers what the sequester means to the aviation industry. He said he has limited ability to avoid furloughs for key personnel, such as air traffic controllers. That could lead to delays for passengers and the closing of towers.
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Non-Profit Hopes To Get Kids Excited About Computer Coding

It's expected that more than one million software and programming jobs will open up in the United States between now and 2020. But the country's educational system is not on track to train enough people to fill those jobs.
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Sequester Countdown Clock Keeps Ticking

Automatic spending cuts are scheduled to take effect Friday. Over time, the across-the-board spending cuts could slow economic growth and lead to hundreds of thousands of government employees going out on furlough.
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Better Than Nothing? GDP Revised From Slight Drop To Slight Gain

The economy barely grew in the fourth quarter of 2012, the government now says. But that's better than what it thought before — that the economy had contracted. Meanwhile, the number of people applying for jobless benefits fell last week.
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Experts Boil Telecommuting Decisions Down To Flexibility Vs. Serendipity

Yahoo touched off a debate about the effectiveness of telecommuting when it told employees last week that they may no longer work from home. The policy change was made, according to the company's internal email, to enhance workplace collaboration.

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