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Chipotle Is Keeping Its Meat Antibiotic-Free After All

Chipotle isn't changing its ban on meat raised with antibiotics after all, despite headlines to the contrary, a spokesman for the Mexican-fast-food chain tells NPR. According to an official statement from Chipotle, the chain's antibiotic ban still stands. For now.
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Why The World Pays Attention When Elon Musk Proposes An Idea

Derision: It's what would usually greet plans for a futuristic transportation system that could take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes. But when the billionaire inventor behind PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX unveils such a plan, the world pays attention.
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Canada Revokes License Of Company In Quebec Rail Disaster

The railway whose crude oil-carrying train exploded in the center of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, last month can no longer operate in Canada, the country's Transportation Agency says. The disaster resulted in more than 40 deaths and the destruction of many of the town's central buildings.
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Latinas Drive Hispanic Purchasing Power In The U.S.

According to a new report by Nielsen, Hispanic women are a key growth engine in the American marketplace. But marketers face unique challenges in reaching this demographic.
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Justice Sues To Block US Airways-American Airlines Merger

The merger would create the country's largest airline, but the Justice Department says it would violate antitrust law.
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Why Modern Latinas Are A Challenge To Marketers

The market research firm Nielsen has published a report on the Latina consumer. According to Nielsen, Hispanic women are a key growth engine in the American marketplace. The Latina population is growing while the white, non-Hispanic female population is dropping.
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BlackBerry May Be Sold

BlackBerry was valued at more than $80 billion back in 2008. Then the iPhone and Android came along and stole its dominance of the smartphone market. Now BlackBerry is worth only about $5.4 billion and its market share is plummeting.
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Flying Car Could Get You Where You Need To Be Fast

One way to beat bumper-to-bumper traffic is a vintage and very rare 1954 Aerocar, offered for sale by Courtesy Aircraft in Rockford, Ill. The vehicle converts from car to airplane in about 10 minutes and tops out at 60 miles per hour on land, 110 in the sky. The asking price just shy of $1 million.
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Communities Debate Whether Sharing Services Saves Money

Money-strapped municipalities are increasingly sharing services with neighboring governments. Advocates say consolidating police, fire and other departments protect them from budget cuts. Critics worry about emergency response capabilities and wonder if the savings are really there.
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Obamacare: People With Disabilities Face Complex Choices

The Affordable Care Act sets up categories of essential health benefits that insurance plans must cover. Some categories, such as maternity care and drug abuse treatment, are straightforward. But "habilitative services" — including treatments like physical and speech therapy — are much more subjective.

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