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Number Of U.S. Breweries Is On The Rise

Between 2007 and 2012, Census Bureau data show the number of breweries in the U.S. more than doubled to 869. And shipments from those breweries went up almost 34 percent.
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Reliance On Systems At P&G Could Help VA Nominee McDonald

David Greene talks to Jennifer Reingold of Fortune magazine about what Robert McDonald can bring to the Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonald needs to win Senate confirmation.
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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.
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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.
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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.
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Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises A Question: How To Define 'Closely Held'?

The Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case has focused attention on "closely held" businesses. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested the decision will have broad ramifications because 90 percent of U.S. businesses are closely held. That figure may be correct, but it's also misleading.
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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.
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FTC Alleges T-Mobile Charged Customers Millions In Bogus Charges

The Federal Trade Commission alleges the company profited from scams against its customers. Its long phone bills, the FTC says, made it nearly impossible for customers to understand the charge.
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Facebook's Psychology Experiment: Ethics and Emotion

Facebook sparked an outcry when it published a study revealing that it manipulated user's emotions without telling them. We explore research ethics and the growing interest in emotional contagions.

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To Get Kids To Save Their Summer Money, Turn To 'Simple Lessons'

How can parents prevent children from squandering their hard-earned summer cash and save some for the future? Michel Martin gets some tips from financial guru Alvin Hall.

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