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One-Way Tickets To Florida: Puerto Ricans Escape Island Woes

Life in Puerto Rico is tougher than ever. The U.S. territory — popularly known as "the island of enchantment" — faces a decaying economy and escalating violent crime rate. Many residents are leaving the island in record numbers and embracing the mainland as home.
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DOJ Plans To Sue S&P Over Its Ratings Of Mortgage-Backed Securities

Audie Cornish talks with Jim Zarroli about the news that Justice Department is planning to sue Standard & Poor's over its ratings of certain mortgage-backed securities back in 2007. S&P said such a suit would be without factual or legal merit.
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Canada Bids Its Penny Goodbye; Should The U.S.?

The USA's northern neighbor stopped distributing cents on Monday. The Canadian government expects to save millions of dollars a year. The case has been made for years that the U.S. should get rid of its penny too. Would that be a good idea?
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Small Farmers Aren't Cashing In With Wal-Mart

The world's largest retailer says its investing in one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture: local food. But small farmers say they aren't necessarily seeing the benefits.
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Analysis: Mikulski To Take Role In Federal Funding Bills, Cuccinelli Releases New Book

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest in the federal funding bills.

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Montgomery County Residents Begin SNAP Challenge

A group of Maryland officials and nonprofit leaders in Montgomery County will be living on very limited budget this week.

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U.S., E.U Bilateral Trade Deal 'Is Within Our Reach'

With both sides of the Atlantic suffering economic woes, there is renewed interest in a free-trade zone between the U.S. and the European Union. The idea has been discussed often but has always been defeated. Vice President Joe Biden has signaled Washington wants a deal with the E.U.

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