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Questions Remain About Airbag Recall After Takata Testifies Before House

Auto parts supplier Takata has agreed to modify the way it makes airbags. Takata and government safety officials were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to answer questions about the massive recall effort. Some 34 million vehicles need to have new airbags installed.
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Climate Change Meeting To Focus On Ensuring Countries Keep Commitments

The meeting in Bonn, Germany, comes a day after European energy companies urged countries to adopt a pricing system for carbon emissions.
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Oregon To Test Switching To Mileage-Based Gas Tax

So far, it's a voluntary program. But as cars become more fuel efficient, the state could expand it, if it proves to be a successful way of offsetting stagnant gas tax revenues.
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Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans

The largest outbreak of avian flu in U.S. history is ravaging poultry at farms in the Midwest. Sec. Tom Vilsack says there's no risk of transmission to humans, but egg prices may rise.
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Several Cash Withdrawals Triggered Investigation Into Former Speaker Hastert

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sharon Cohen Levin, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at WilmerHale, about the federal law that triggered an investigation into J. Dennis Hastert.
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First-Quarter Revision Puts GDP In The Red

A harsh winter and burgeoning trade deficit forced the economy to contract by 0.7 percent in the January-March period.
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FCC Proposes Expansion Of Lifeline Program To Include Internet

The government currently subsidizes phone service for low-income Americans, and now the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to extend that benefit to Internet service.
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Route 1 Center Targets Hidden Poverty In One Of Maryland's Richest Counties

Howard County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation... but some people are still struggling to make ends meet.
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Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

Home prices are on the rise again. Overall though, with sales and new construction still at ho-hum levels, the recovering remains choppy at the national level and inconsistent from market to market.
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The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

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