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With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

The price of copper is down 40 percent from four years ago. Arizona residents from smaller mining towns worry about job losses, but some companies are planning to expand in the state.
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Wild Day In Madison Likely To Be Another Win For Gov. Walker

The latest protests in Madison could reinforce Walker's law-and-order image, at least with Wisconsinites who voted for him — and Iowa Republicans who will be voting for president early next year.
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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.
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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.
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Credit Rating Agencies Agree To Change Process For Reporting Errors

The three major credit rating agencies reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday to change the way they handle errors on credit reports.
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In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide

Kansas City boasts one of the fastest, most competitive Internet service markets. But people are still trying to figure out what to do with all that speed — and some neighborhoods aren't being served.
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More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.
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Part-Time Workers Struggle With Full-Time Juggling Act

By the numbers, February was a good month for job creation. But while there is plenty of hiring, there are still many part-timers who want more work and struggle to balance the jobs they do have.
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Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.
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Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.

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