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Liberia's 'Flags Of Convenience' Help It Stay Afloat

The weak Liberian economy has been hit by the Ebola crisis. One thing Liberia does have going for it is an unusual export — its flag. The Liberian flag is the second most popular flag flown by international cargo ships and is a huge source of revenue.
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'Grand Bargain' Will Help Save Detroit — And Its Art

A federal judge in Detroit ruled favorably on the city's "grand bargain" on Friday, approving the city's exit from Bankruptcy. We look at the role foundations played in bringing it about and the Foundation for Detroit's Future, which will be set up in the wake of the verdict.
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Beyond The Unemployment Rate: Look At These 5 Labor Indicators

The unemployment rate tells only a partial story about the labor market and the state of American workers. Five other measures provide a fuller understanding of the economy and the nation's workforce.
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Judge Approves Detroit's Plan To Exit Bankruptcy

The deal worked out by the city's emergency manager includes shedding $7 billion in debt and borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars to implement the strategy.
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Economy Continues Adding Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.8 Percent

The economy added 214,000 jobs in October, less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just enough to continue pushing the unemployment rate down.
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October Jobs Data Show Solid Employment Growth

The economy added 214,000 jobs in October, less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just enough to continue pushing the unemployment rate down.
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Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

The face of manufacturing has changed. In the future, the pool of workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with on-the-job education.
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Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.
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Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.
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'Slumlord Watch' Blogger Targets Urban Blight In Baltimore

Carol Ott is an "urban wanderer" with a unique mission: she identifies abandoned buildings around Baltimore, then publishes information about the sites and their owners.

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