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Lobster Glut, Low Prices Leave Boats High And Dry

The glut of lobsters is good news for consumers and food retailers, but lobster catchers are finding it hard to make a living. Prices are plummeting, and the lobstermen are staying away from their traps to save extra expenses.
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Setting Sun Casts 'Manhattanhenge' Shadows In NYC

Twice a year, the setting sun aligns perfectly with the street grid of Manhattan. It simultaneously illuminates both the north and south sides of every cross street and makes New York City a mecca for photographers from all over the world.
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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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