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Consumer Groups On The Lookout For Immigration Scams

There's been a lot of talk about immigration reform on Capitol Hill this summer. But scam artists are not waiting for a new law to pass before luring unsuspecting immigrants with the possibility of gaining legal status. Local consumer protection agencies are trying to prevent immigrants from becoming fraud victims.
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Ford Taking America's Best-Selling Truck All 'Natural'

Ford is taking a big step into the alternative fuel world with an F-150 pickup truck that can run on natural gas. If it succeeds, the move could have repercussions for the broader auto industry.
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Farm Laborers Get A Foothold With Their Own Organic Farms

Thousands of seasonal workers come to California's Salinas Valley each year to pick crops, and many of them seem destined for a life in the fields. Now, a training program run by ALBA Organics is giving these workers the skills they need to be their own bosses.
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Citing Supreme Court, Judge Awards Benefits To Same-Sex Widow

It's the latest in a series of court rulings equalizing benefits for legally married same-sex couples in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
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White House Proposes Major Changes To Corporate Tax Code

President Obama traveled to Tennessee on Tuesday, another event in his recent push to emphasize jobs and the economy.
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Will Obamacare Mean Fewer Jobs? Depends On Whom You Ask

Are employers already cutting hours and jobs to avoid pending requirements of the Affordable Care Act? As with so many of the issues surrounding Obamacare, the answers are all over the map.
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Is The Way To Tech Workers' Loyalty Through Their Stomachs?

Google's extensive and delectable food offerings have long been part of the company's perks. Now startups in other cities are hiring chefs who prepare fresh, creative food to attract and keep top talent.
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Regulators Near Settlement With JPMorgan Chase

Federal regulators are close to announcing a settlement with JPMorgan Chase. The bank was accused of manipulating prices in the U.S. energy market. It's not yet clear whether JPMorgan will be forced to admit wrongdoing.
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BMW's Electric Car Cut From A Different Cloth

BMW has finally unveiled its electric car. When you think of the parts and engineering, you'll get that it's a BMW, but when it comes to the looks ... not so much, one auto analyst says.
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Amazon Puts Out 'Help Wanted' Sign Around The Country

President Obama visits Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday to continue his "job creation" speeches around the country. He's stopping at a distribution center for Amazon.com. On Monday, the online retailer announced it's hiring 5,000 workers across several states.

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