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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.
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Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Prices Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.
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Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri. But towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
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Reining In Financial Advisers May Help — But Americans Still Aren't Saving

The White House is concerned Americans are losing billions of dollars to advisers who aren't acting in their interest. But the problem with retirement saving goes far beyond fees.
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50 Years Of Shrinking Union Membership, In One Map

Union membership has been on a steady decline nationally since the middle of the last century. Watch as membership declines in states across the country.
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Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker

Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.
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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.
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WATCH: Shipping Around The World In 1:40

A video that presents a fascinating visual representation of the extent of international shipping.
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Bakers And The Birth Of The Minimum Wage

For most of U.S. history, there was no minimum wage. Politicians passed laws tiptoeing toward one. But the Supreme Court struck those laws down. We look at how the U.S. finally got a minimum wage.
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Labor Secretary Perez Says To Dock Workers And Port Operators: Squash It Today

The Labor secretary has intervened in the negotiations and the ongoing labor dispute is hitting U.S. businesses.

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