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Land Rush In Eastern Ohio A Boon For The Economy

There's a land rush for drilling rights in part of the energy-rich Utica Shale. It's good for the Buckeye State's economy and landowners with mineral rights. But despite the hype, little is publicly known about how much oil and gas the Utica will actually produce.
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Detroiters Urged To Make The City Better

All cities have PR campaigns to attract tourists and business travelers. In Detroit, the city is doing a publicity blitz to make residents feel good about their hometown, and to urge them to volunteer to make Detroit a better place to live.
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College Students Join Occupy Wall Street Protests

Students at more than 100 colleges across the country rallied Thursday to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Demonstrators, both on and off campus, are voicing increasing frustration with the high cost of college, mounting student debt loads and the lousy job market for recent graduates.
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Despite Doubts, Support For Eurozone Is 'Strong'

The 27 nations in the European Union are feeling pressured to help solve the debt crisis. Seventeen of those nations share the euro. Joao Vale de Almeida, the European Union's ambassador to the U.S., tells Steve Inskeep the crisis has made them realize they are not fully equipped to handle difficult times, but they are moving forward.
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Playing Chicken To Cut The Deficit

If you've ever thought that most of politics is game-playing, you're right. Political scientists often use mathematical game theory to describe how Congress works. And when they look at the current battle over how to handle the deficit, the game that comes to mind is chicken.
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Charlotte Sees Beyond Bank Of America's Troubles

The North Carolina city is perhaps best known as the home of Bank of America. But Mayor Anthony Foxx, banks aren't the city's only job engines. Other big sectors include energy, health care and transportation. Energy workers now compete with bankers for a sunny spot to lunch downtown.
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Silence Of Super(secret)committee May Be Progress

On Capitol Hill, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has gone silent for the past month. The 12 members have been meeting behind closed doors — sometimes all together, sometimes in smaller groups — to try to hammer out a deal on future budget cuts.

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