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Latest Sign Of Slowing: Factory Orders Fell In April

Orders dropped for the second straight month. The report adds to the evidence of a weaker economy.
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Small-Scale Slaughterhouses Aim To Put The 'Local' Back In Local Meat

Some producers of "local" meat have had little choice but to ship their products hundreds of miles away to process, and then ship it back for sale. So some small producers are banding together to build slaughterhouses closer to home.
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Branson's Shows Go On Despite Tornado Damage

June, July and August are the bread and butter of tourist season for Branson, Mo. So the tourism industry is doing all it can to let the public know there's still plenty to do in the city even though a February tornado caused heavy damage in certain areas of the strip.
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Employers: Qualified Workers Aren't In Jobs Pool

With the latest unemployment figures released on Friday, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the complexities of the jobless situation. It's not just a lack of jobs. Many companies complain they can't find enough skilled workers to fill the positions — but are companies part of the problem?
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Spain's Jobless Claims Fall For 2nd Month In A Row

Spain's labor ministry announced Monday the number of people who registered for unemployment benefits fell by more than 30,000 from the previous month. Analysts say seasonal hiring accounts for the decrease as companies increase hiring in preparation for the summer tourism season.
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After A Decade, LeMay Car Museum Opens In Tacoma

The country's newest and largest automobile museum opened in Tacoma, Wash., over the weekend. The LeMay America's Car Museum takes up 165,000 square feet in a four-story building. Harold LeMay was a self-made millionaire who owned more than 3,000 vehicles.
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EU Tries Keep Eurozone From Going Down The Tubes

The European Central Bank holds a meeting this week as analysts warn of tough consequences if the euro crisis isn't brought under control. Billionaire investor George Soros goes further saying the euro crisis could bring down the entire European Union.

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