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Wanted: A New Generation Of High-Tech Aviation Workers

Millions of U.S. factory jobs have been lost in the past decade. Now, in North Carolina, high school students are being encouraged to think about taking manufacturing jobs. But this isn't the furniture-making or textile labor of generations past — it's a new kind of highly technical work in aviation.
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Tesla Slips From Pedestal That May Have Been Too High

The electric car company saw its stock fall this week after a video of its Model S ablaze went viral. But car analysts say the new car on the block should expect to get extra scrutiny. Consumers are watching closely to see if Tesla really is the way of the future.
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That Smoky Smell Means Chile Roasting Season In New Mexico

Green chile burritos, green chile chicken enchiladas, green chile stew with pork, green chile on a burger: If it has green chile, you're in New Mexico.
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Behind JPMorgan's Potentially Massive Settlement With Feds

JPMorgan Chase could be facing the largest bank fine in U.S. history, an $11 billion settlement related to allegations of mortgage abuse during the housing crisis. Heidi Moore, U.S. finance and economics editor at the Guardian, explains what led to the negotiation between federal bank regulators and one of the world's largest financial institutions.
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Pirate Joe's Celebrates Dismissal Of Trader Joe's Lawsuit

Pirate Joe's, the Vancouver store that sells Trader Joe's products in Canada, has won a battle in its legal fight against the supermarket chain. A U.S. district court judge dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit this week.
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Does Capitalism Work? A True/False Quiz In Times Square

"Starting a conversation about capitalism is like walking up to a stranger and asking, 'Can I talk to you about Jesus?'" says artist Steve Lambert. The best way to talk about the C-word, he says, is to make it personal. His giant art installation in New York challenges passers-by to weigh in.
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Google Vs. Facebook: A Map Of Global Conquest

The two powerhouses are the most visited sites in the world, according to the U.K.'s Oxford Internet Institute.
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The 'Faux Friday' Jobs Report: What Economists Can Guesstimate

With the federal government partially shut down there was no September jobs report Friday, leaving some economists suffering data withdrawal. But sorting through unofficial numbers, most economists are fairly sure the labor market continued its steady, modest growth last month, adding perhaps as many as 180,000 jobs.
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Is Welfare 'A Rational Alternative To Work'?

A new paper argues that the value of various welfare benefits add up to well over $30,000 a year, far more than a minimum-wage job would pay. Some people on welfare disagree.
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Tech Week That Was: Bitcoin Bust, Twitter IPO, Siri Outed

In a week full of tech headlines, we explored your digital trail, followed the technology hiccups for the new health care exchanges and reported on the takedown of Silk Road, the online illicit goods market. And we may have learned who gave voice to Apple's Siri.

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