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As Strikes Wane, Caterpillar Workers Hold The Line

About 800 machinists at an Illinois Caterpillar plant are entering their third month on strike. Strikes of large numbers of workers were relatively common in the 1970s, but today, work stoppages of this size — and this length — are rare.
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First Airbus Plant In U.S. Will Bring 1,000 Jobs To Ala.

Airbus and Alabama officials announce the building of the company's first major manufacturing facility in the U.S on Monday. It's a $600 million investment that is expected to directly create about 1,000 jobs. Archrival Boeing has argued against allowing Airbus — a European company — to set up shop in the U.S.
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Dish's Ad-Skipping Ability Roils Broadcast Networks

The satellite TV provider Dish Network is offering subscribers a new feature that automatically skips over ads. But broadcast networks hate that idea and they're suing. All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks with Joe Arico, a staff writer for the technology blog Mobiledia, about the dispute.
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Glaxo Agrees to Pay $3 Billion in Fraud Settlement

British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3 billion in civil and criminal fines for promoting two drugs, Paxil and Wellbutrin, for unapproved uses, and failing to report key safety data about the diabetes drug Avandia.

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