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LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

Los Angeles has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country. While much of American manufacturing is high end, folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.
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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there have been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.
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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

While the United States has the most total foreign-born residents, they make up a higher percentage of the population in most European countries and some Gulf states, as well as Canada and Australia.
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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.

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Online Dating Site Used Fake Profiles To Get Members To Upgrade Service

The Federal Trade Commission is making JDI Dating pay more than $600,000 to users who were scammed into paying for upgraded accounts after receiving messages from fake profiles.
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After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Stephen Drimalas fled his home as the storm hit, and it was badly damaged. Now he and some of his neighbors are selling their property to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.
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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.
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To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

Colleges are under pressure to revamp how they handle sexual assault cases. Some schools, rather than trying to train administrators to act like prosecutors, are outsourcing the job to real ones.
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Janet Yellen Brings A Different Leadership Style To The Fed

Melissa Block talks to Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent for The New York Times, about the leadership style of Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve.
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Ebola Nurse Fights Second Quarantine In Maine

The debate over how to monitor people returning from areas stricken by Ebola in West Africa heated up on Wednesday, with a nurse in Maine threatening to violate her state's quarantine policy.

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