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Turning Trash Into Cash To Help Nation's Poor

A nonprofit that helps low-income families in Eugene, Ore., recycles mattresses to help bring in money. Its funding model is inspiring other nonprofits to start salvaging junk to support services for the poor.
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Waiting For JPMorgan And The Whale

When the big bank reports second-quarter earnings on Friday, the real news will be how big its trading losses have grown. The answer could have repercussions for the entire banking sector.
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State Legislatures Stay Busy On Abortion Laws

There were 39 laws restricting abortion enacted in the first half of 2012. While that's less than half the 80 put in place during the first half of last year, the number of laws already on the books for 2012 is higher than any other year before 2011.
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Three Crucial Years Propel Romney's Business Career Back To Center Stage

The Boston Globe cites official documents that say Mitt Romney ran Bain Capital through 2002, although Romney maintains he left the firm in 1999. Does it really matter? To hear both the Romney and Obama campaigns, it does. Quite a bit.
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How To Define Your Terms In 300 Pages

New rules governing the swaps market highlight the risks behind sprawling, complex regulatory initiatives. When rules get too complicated, lawyers and lobbyists are the main audience.
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Detroit Lost And Found: Vintage Photos Speak Volumes

In 2009, two Italian photographers on assignment in Detroit kept stumbling across old photos around the city. They have compiled 200 of the photos in a book.
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Studies Tie Human Bladder Infections To Antibiotics In Chicken

A new investigative report connects human drug-resistant infections and overuse of antibiotics in animals raised for food. But not everyone agrees the problem of antibiotic resistance is so clear cut.
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What The Penn State University Report Reveals

The internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University finds that head coach Joe Paterno and other top officials "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade." The report offers recommendations on how to detect and prevent future abuse on campus.

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