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Drones Drifting Into Markets Outside War Zones

After years of reliance on large drones like the Predator, the military is now finding that smaller devices can do the job better. The Army has deployed thousands of unmanned aerial devices that fit in a soldier's backpacks. Now, manufacturers are hoping these smaller vehicles will become big sellers.
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Hog Prices Rise On Word That Feds Will Buy Pork In Bid To Help Farmers

President Obama announced today that the federal government will try to help farmers hit hard by feed prices that have been driven up due to the drought. The plan to buy pork, chicken, lamb and catfish products will raise prices.
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Care Workers Around the World

We look at the rapidly growing need for care workers in the U.S., and what it means for the families and societies left behind.

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Tax-Free Shopping Begins In Maryland

Shoppers in Maryland are taking advantage of some tax-free shopping from Aug. 12 to 18.

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Hardcore Job Program Helps Unlikely 'Get To Work'

A new Sundance Channel series looks at the path back from long-term unemployment. The show follows a boot-camp-like job training program, STRIVE, and its clients aren't just victims of hard economic times. They come from addiction, incarceration and abuse. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with STRIVE's Rob Smith about the show Get To Work.
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Google Cutting 4,000 Jobs At Motorola; 1,300 Of Them Are In U.S.

After acquiring the cellphone maker for $12.5 billion, Google is streamlining its operations.
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Canadians Overrun Bellingham, Wash., Costco

Locals have started a Facebook page declaring the city's Costco needs a special time for Americans, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Canada's dollar is strong so Canadians have been crossing the border for bargains.
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Poland Watches Warily As Euro Crisis Spreads

Poland is part of the EU but hasn't yet adopted the euro single currency. An economic success story during rough times, Poland's economy grew an average of nearly 4 percent annually since 2008. But now there is concern that the crisis in the eurozone may threaten the country's post-communist run of prosperity.

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