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Pub Owner Frustrated That Health Plan Prices Keep Jumping

The ACA may eventually smooth out the volatility in health insurance costs for small businesses. But for the next few years, it could be a bumpy — and expensive — ride for some firms.
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Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don't Know That

People are rarely offered medication to help them stop drinking. But there are drugs that work, and they don't make you sick. Instead they target the underlying mechanisms of addiction.
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Companies Face Backlash Over Foreign Mergers To Avoid U.S. Taxes

Pfizer, the giant drugmaker, is the latest American company seeking a foreign merger to elude U.S. taxes. Public advocacy groups call such deals unfair and want Congress to crack down.
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Housing Regulator Has Big Plans In Store For Two Mortgage Titans

A top federal regulator for the U.S. housing market signaled some big changes for government-run mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The changes likely mean lending will be expanded.
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In GOP Primaries, Establishment Has Kept The Tea Party Quiet

Primary season is in full swing. Early on, it appears that the Republican Party establishment is finally having its way and beating Tea Party challengers with ease.
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As Wildfire Season Looms, Alaskan Smokejumpers Suit Up To Face It

Wildfire season is approaching, and smoke jumpers are refreshing their skills in preparation for what's expected to be a busy summer. These jumpers are a small, elite group of men and women who take to the air when a fire can't be fought on the ground alone. Emily Schwing of member station KUAC reports from a training camp in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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Obama Judicial Nominee Gets A Hostile Reception From Democrats

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a controversial nominee for the Georgia federal district court bench. Though President Obama nominated him, many Democrats take issue with his history.
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Ranchers Wary As U.S. Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country's livestock has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. American ranchers worry about the risk and lower beef prices.
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150 Years On, Arlington National Cemetery Honors Its First Burial

Arlington National Cemetery kicks off celebrations of its 150th anniversary by commemorating its first military burial on May 13, 1864. Members of the family of Army Pvt. William Christman will participate in a wreath laying ceremony and place a stone of remembrance from the family's original home.
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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.

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