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New Schedules Push Graveyard Shift Off The Clock

Some car companies have adopted "three crew" work schedules, forgoing regular graveyard shifts and the traditional three shifts a day. It's a highly efficient way to get more out of workers, machines and factories, but it can also wreak havoc with employees' sleep needs and home lives.
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Nailing The American Dream, With Polish

The idea of an "affordable manicure" was once an oxymoron. That's before Vietnamese immigrants arrived in the U.S. and cornered the market for inexpensive nail-care salons. The industry has offered a path to self-sufficiency for many Vietnamese-Americans in California and around the nation.
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Victim: Ponzi Schemer Stanford Destroyed Families

Texas financier R. Allen Stanford received a 110 year sentence in prison on Thursday. He bilked investors out of more than $7 billion over 20 years in what was one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.
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D.C. Dives: The Raven Grill

In the inaugural edition of our new series, D.C. Dives, we visit the Raven Grill, one of the city's oldest drinking establishments.

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Report Urges Food Stamp Program To Clarify Purchases, Corporate Profits

While Congress debates food stamp cuts, the government should disclose where the program's costs are going and how much retailers and banks are profiting, says a new consumer watchdog report, Food Stamps: Follow The Money.
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Jobless Claims Rose Last Week; Consumer Prices Fell In May

There were 6,000 more unemployed Americans filing for benefits last week than the week before. But inflation remained in check as gas prices plunged.
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Cellphone Maker Nokia Announces Job Cuts

Finnish cellphone manufacturer Nokia announced it will cut 10,000 jobs by the end of next year; that follows a cut of 14,000 jobs announced last year. Nokia once dominated the cellphone industry but in recent years has struggled to keep up with smartphone makers like Samsung and Apple.
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Jury Deliberates In Gupta Insider Trading Case

The insider trading case against Rajat Gupta is in the jury's hands. Gupta was a former member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs and a close associate of Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund manager who was convicted of insider trading last year.

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