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With Japan In Recession, Prime Minister Calls For Snap Elections

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for an election two years ahead of schedule, and he also delayed an increase in sales tax.
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Who Pays For Outdated Power Plant That Lacks Customers?

Electricity rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could go up next month by as much as 30 percent. Residents might have to start paying to keep a coal plant open that isn't needed anymore.
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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.
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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.
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'House Of Cards' A Loser For Maryland Taxpayers?

House of Cards may be set in D.C., but it's filmed in neighboring Maryland, where a new report finds tax credits for the show's production are not a net winner for the state as a whole.

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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.
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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.
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To Lure Investors, China Links Its Two Giant Stock Markets

Chinese investors will now be allowed to directly buy stock in Hong Kong and foreign investors will be able to do the same in Shanghai. Its a small move with big implications.
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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.
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Is D.C. Transforming From A Government Town Into A Tech Hub?

Washington, D.C. is generating all sorts of buzz for its growing tech sector. Just don't try to compare it to Silicon Valley.

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