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Lobster Glut, Low Prices Leave Boats High And Dry

The glut of lobsters is good news for consumers and food retailers, but lobster catchers are finding it hard to make a living. Prices are plummeting, and the lobstermen are staying away from their traps to save extra expenses.
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Global Markets Brace For China's Slowing Economy

The latest Chinese economic figures are due to be released Thursday night. Most analysts are predicting they'll show that the world's second largest economy is suffering its deepest slowdown since the global financial crisis.
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Turning Trash Into Cash To Help Nation's Poor

A nonprofit that helps low-income families in Eugene, Ore., recycles mattresses to help bring in money. Its funding model is inspiring other nonprofits to start salvaging junk to support services for the poor.
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Pimp My Rickshaw: India's Drivers Pump Up The Glam

Rickshaws — motorized three-wheeled buggies — are the cheapest and most convenient way to get around town in India. Amid fierce competition, drivers are looking to attract more passengers with everything from seat covers adorned with Bollywood stars and track lighting to tricked-out sound systems.
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Waiting For JPMorgan And The Whale

When the big bank reports second-quarter earnings on Friday, the real news will be how big its trading losses have grown. The answer could have repercussions for the entire banking sector.
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How To Define Your Terms In 300 Pages

New rules governing the swaps market highlight the risks behind sprawling, complex regulatory initiatives. When rules get too complicated, lawyers and lobbyists are the main audience.

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