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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.
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Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.
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A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.
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Attorney General Holder: Ferguson Scenes Cannot Continue

Eric Holder said federal investigators have already conducted interviews with eyewitnesses to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.
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Once-Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying A Renaissance

Cities like St. Paul, Minn., and Denver are revitalizing old union stations with brewpubs and cafes. It's part of an effort to spur downtown development and attract young adults and baby boomers.
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Ferguson Pastor: 'This Is Not A Race Issue ... This Is A Human Issue'

Rev. Willis Johnson's church is just one mile from where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Johnson explains what he's hearing from protesters.
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Ferguson Braces For New Night Of Clashes, As Leaders Call For Peace

Ferguson police expect to again clash with protesters. Ferguson's police chief called for calm, while reiterating that he will not release the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown.
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Strife In Ferguson Focuses Microscope On Police Diversity

Melissa Block talks with Capt. Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA, about efforts to diversify police forces nationwide, the impact that diversity has on communities and the challenges in recruiting minorities to the profession.

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