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Coal Loses Crown As King Of Power Generation

A Georgia utility's announcement that it will shutter coal-powered generators in the coming years is part of a national trend of shifting to natural gas. One key factor is low gas prices, fueled by a boom in shale gas production.
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Cigarette Makers Frustrated As Product Approvals Stall

The Food and Drug Administration must review all new tobacco brands, and changes to existing ones, under a 2009 law giving the agency jurisdiction over tobacco. But the FDA has yet to approve any products under the new system, leaving some cigarette makers frustrated with the pace.
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Businesses Sue Government Over Birth Control Mandate

Religious groups were among the first to object to a requirement that employers' health plans provide free birth control. But some companies have also objected, saying the mandate violates their religious freedom, too.
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FAA To Review New 787 Dreamliner After Spate Of Problems

Boeing faces a comprehensive review of the design and manufacturing of its ballyhooed 787 Dreamliner.

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