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As Drought Intensifies, 2 States Dig In Over Water War

The Republican River is crucial to the agricultural economy of several states in the West and Great Plains. But as a drought drags on, Kansas says Nebraska farmers have been taking more than their fair share of the river — and have asked the Supreme Court to weigh in.
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REI Executive Tapped For Interior; Geithner Joins Council On Foreign Relations

Sally Jewell, REI's CEO, would succeed Secretary Ken Salazar. She's a former engineer at Mobil.
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With Gasoline Prices Rising, Consumers Are Having A Tough Year

They're getting hit with a double whammy: a spike in gas prices and smaller paychecks because a payroll tax break expired. That combination could dampen consumer spending, economists say.
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The Squeeze: Higher Costs And Smaller Paychecks

The economy may be on the rebound, but life is getting tougher for some people in the middle class. With rising gas prices, insurance costs, and higher payroll taxes, people are feeling squeezed. Host Michel Martin asks if there's any financial relief in sight.
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Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Get Severance: Interview With An Iron

We talk with the Monopoly iron about its career as a token.

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In Cost-Saving Move, Post Office Cuts Saturday Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday announced that it plans to halt Saturday mail delivery, a major shift in operations that the agency says it must make in order to keep from bleeding billions of dollars every year. Package deliveries would continue under the plan.
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Hasbro's Monopoly Trades Its Old Iron For A New Cat

The iron will no longer be passing go or stopping at Park Place. The company ran a "save your token" campaign, and only 8 percent of respondents fought for the iron. The winner? That little Scottie dog, which might prefer the old iron to the token replacing it: a cat.

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