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Despite Laws And Lawsuits, Quota-Based Policing Lingers

The NYPD is denying allegations that officers were forced to make a certain number of warrantless stops, and faced retaliation from superiors when they didn't.
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While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the few segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.
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For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.
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Economy Adds A Disappointing 126,000 Jobs In March

The monthly numbers from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics were well short of the 245,000 jobs economists had expected.
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March Employment Report Shows Growth — But Disappointing Numbers

Over the past year, the economy had added more than 200,000 jobs each month. That streak broke in the most recent report, as growth dipped to just 126,000 jobs — fewer than economists had anticipated.
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When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.
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The Urban Neighborhood Wal-Mart: A Blessing Or A Curse?

The nation's largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. Now Wal-Mart is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.
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Greece Cracks Down On Longtime Tax Evasion Problem

Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes.
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Dozens Of Countries Join China-Backed Bank Opposed By Washington

Some of Washington's closest allies have signed on to a new Asian development bank. The U.S. opposes the bank in part because it presents a challenge to American influence in the Asia region.
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With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

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