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Maryland Dispensary Scrutinized For Illegal Liquor Purchase

Worcester County Officials recently purchased $175,000 of liquor from an Alabama wholesaler, in a move that goes directly against Maryland state law.

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Should Farm Kids Be Allowed To Drive A Tractor? Some Say It's Too Dangerous

Traditional family farmers say a Department of Labor proposal threatens the future of agriculture. But child and labor advocates who say the plans are a much-needed update to protect vulnerable young workers.
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How Fear Drove World Rice Markets Insane

No one can guarantee that the rice crisis of 2008 won't happen again. A lot of damage remains from the disaster that sent rice prices soaring even while there was plenty of rice. And there's still some of the fear that produced the crisis in the first place.
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When Lactose Intolerance Makes You Scream For No Ice Cream

Most adults can't digest milk sugar: it's a recent genetic adaptation most common in Northern Europe. The food industry has come up with enzyme supplements and lactose-free products for those who want to enjoy ice cream without a tummy ache. But not all supplements have what it takes.
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'Trade You Snickers For Smarties': The Economics Of Halloween Candy

The decibel level in a room filled with children trading candy rivals that of Wall Street. When the trading peaks, cross-room deals have Milk Duds flying overhead while a Jolly Rancher comes the other way.
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Kids And Teens See More Ads For Sugary Drinks

Kids and teens saw double the number of ads for soda in 2010 than they did in 2008, according to a report. The author says the industry's efforts to regulate its advertising to kids haven't worked.

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