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Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.
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Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers, who run a quarter of U.S. farms. But with some crop prices crashing, paying back debts may require hard conversations and delayed dreams.
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Congress Will Get A $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill This Week

Faced with a Thursday deadline to finance the U.S. government, leaders in Congress have worked out a bill that would fund the government until October 2015.
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Supreme Court Rules Employers Are Not Required To Pay For Security Time

The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.
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Argentina: Where Cash Is King And Robberies Are On The Rise

With spiraling inflation and a distrust in banks after the country's 2001 default, Argentines are keeping more cash on hand. And that means robbery rates are spiraling, too.
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A Tale of Two Counties: Loudoun Versus Prince William

New numbers from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show income growth in two Northern Virginia counties are on very different economic paths, despite relatively close proximity.

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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

President Obama is pushing for massive trade deals with Asian and European nations. Critics say the trade negotiations, which are conducted in private, aren't facing enough scrutiny.
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GOP Leaders: Gas Tax Hike Could Fuel Fixes To Bad Roads And Bridges

Several states, including those led by Republicans, aren't waiting for Congress to shore up the federal highway trust fund and help pay for repairing worn out infrastructure.
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'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground

In China's capital city, even the humblest apartment can cost a fortune. But more affordable housing hides below the city's bustling streets, in tiny (and illegal) basements and bomb shelters.
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Getting Your 'Shine On Is Becoming Increasingly Legal

Mention moonshine and you might think of an illegal backwoods still carefully hidden to evade authorities. But recently, legal distilleries have been popping up in a white lightning renaissance.

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