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Nigeria, You Win! Your Development Plan May Be The 'Best In History'

The idea of just giving away nearly $60 million to tiny businesses seemed crazy. Did it work?
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Obama Visits Asia Pacific Nations Awaiting Action On TPP Trade Deal

President Obama heads to Japan and Vietnam, two nations waiting for the U.S. to act on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the long-stalled multilateral trade pact.
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Money Transfer Companies Fight Back Against IRS Scammers

There's a phone scam going around where an intimidating caller pretends to be from the IRS, demanding money immediately. There is also an anti-scam going on. At check cashing outlets, employees are dealing with terrified victims demanding to send money to fake IRS agents. Intervening requires awareness, compassion, and a script, just like the scammers use.
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Why One Startup Is Offering Meals Made By Home Cooks And Middle-Schoolers

Young people are looking for new takes on fast food. Enter Josephine, a company that connects home chefs in the San Francisco area with folks in their neighborhood who are hungry for a good meal.
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Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Named In Insider Trading Case

U.S. officials say the former chairman of Dean Foods passed inside information to famed gambler Billy Walters, who then tipped off Mickelson. The SEC wants Mickelson to turn over $931,000.
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A Reporter On The Panama Papers: The Basic Idea Is 'To Hide True Ownership'

Documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm have offered new insight into how easy it is for the rich and corrupt to hide their assets. McClatchy's Kevin Hall has been reporting on the documents.
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Roger Thurow: "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time For Mothers And Children—And The World"

A new book tells the story of the First 1,000 Days movement, an international effort to end malnutrition during the most crucial time of development, from the beginning of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday.

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Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No

If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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Budget Shortfalls Affect National Parks' Maintenance, Cleaning

There are about 250 toilets on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a small number of people to clean them. With decreasing budgets, employees are doing more with less.
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Biden To Announce New Overtime Pay Rules In Ohio

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Ohio on Wednesday to announce a new overtime rule the White House hopes will make millions more American workers eligible for overtime pay.

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