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Egypt May Not Need Fighter Jets, But The U.S. Keeps Sending Them Anyway

American military advisers in Cairo say we should stop sending F-16s to Egypt. Military contractors disagree.
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California's New Rules Could Change The Rideshare Game

For years, cities and states have struggled to figure out what to do about the rise in ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. California recently took the first steps toward legitimizing them, a move that could serve as a model for places also trying to catch up with the boom.
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For One-Time Tech Exec, Leading D.C. Charity Is No Small Job

Patty Stonesifer once held a top spot at Microsoft. After that, she spent years at the helm of philanthropy giant the Gates Foundation. But this year, Stonesifer downsized. She's taken on a smaller-scale role as CEO of Martha's Table, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that serves the poor.
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The History — And Future — Of Cable's Bundling

For Time Warner Cable customers in major cities, the battle for the future of television is playing out before their eyes as CBS and the cable giant fight over fees. You might not realize it, but between a third and half of your cable bill goes directly to pay for channels like CBS or ESPN.
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Bring Home The Bacon Or Put It In A Meat Locker?

If you're suddenly the proud owner of 25 pounds of pork or chicken, your freezer may feel the hurt. So marketers at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ithaca, N.Y., are piloting a community meat locker where consumers can store large quantities of meat purchased through meat shares.
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After Immigration Bust, Herb Grower Tries A New Path

One of the nation's largest herb producers once relied heavily on undocumented labor, but has learned some hard lessons since an immigration crackdown. He says transitioning to a legal workforce was well worth it, but that navigating a cumbersome foreign worker program has been challenging.
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Freddie Mac Earns $5 Billion In 3 Months; To Pay U.S. $4.4 Billion

Mortgage backer Freddie Mac says it has extended its streak of profitable quarters to seven in a row. The $5 billion in earnings is the second-highest in its history, the company said in its quarterly report Wednesday.
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Amazon Enters Art World; Galleries Say They Aren't Worried

Will the local gallery go the way of the local bookstore or record store? In the past few years, there's been a growth in sites that sell fine art on the Internet. On Tuesday, Amazon joined that market.
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Tensions Flare Over Rock Of Gibraltar

Once again, Spain and Britain are at odds over a tiny limestone peninsula at Europe's southern tip — Gibraltar. It's physically attached to Spain but has been a British territory for 300 years. Now some Spaniards want it back.
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Want To Be A Chicken Farmer? Try It Before You Commit

The idea of raising backyard chickens has become very popular. But people who follow through on the idea don't always know what they are getting into. So a few companies are letting would-be chicken farmers try out the experience — for a fee.

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