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Supporters Of Immigration Overhaul Remain Focused

The debate over an immigration overhaul is at a standstill in Congress, but activists continue their push to keep the issue alive on the legislative schedule. The Senate passed a bill in June, and supporters of immigration reform are pressuring House lawmakers to take action before the end of the year.
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City Workers Fret Over Pensions As Detroit Enters Bankruptcy

A federal judge has ruled Detroit qualifies for bankruptcy. But the cash-strapped city, laden with roughly $18 billion in long-term debt, faces a long road to regain financial solvency. Unions whose members face pension payment cuts are appealing the ruling, and the ultimate decision about paying the pensions may be made by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Advertising Push Helps Last Month's Car Sales

November was a better than expected sales month for the auto industry. Carmakers saw their sales go up nearly 9 percent over last year, and the increase had a lot to do with advertising.
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Immigration Debate To Drag Into Next Presidential Election

It's more than likely that overhauling immigration will not happen this year. Congress has only nine working days left in 2013. And it appears, the issue will not be resolved next year either.
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NFL Thursday Matchup: 2 Losing Teams Will Still Get Ratings

This week's Thursday Night Football features two teams that are as far from great as you can get. The Houston Texas face the Jacksonville Jaguars. It may just be the worst matchup of the year.
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Around The World, Ford's Mustang Fuels A Dream

On Thursday, Ford will unveil the new generation of its iconic pony car in the U.S. and cities around the world. The Mustang is eagerly awaited in Europe, where it hasn't been sold since 1979.
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Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again

House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.
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Polar Bear Researcher Gets $100,000 In Settlement With Feds

The Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management admits no liability in the whistle-blower case brought by the scientist. The agency says it agreed to the settlement to avoid litigation costs.
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FCC Proposes AM Radio Changes To Give The Band A Boost

AM radio was what folks used to gather around to listen to soap operas, big bands and live drama. Later, it's where baby boomers heard the Beatles. Now, it's largely the province of news and talk — and often hard to hear because of interference. The FCC is proposing some changes it hopes will make the AM band relevant again.
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Illinois Approves Rescue Of Its Ailing Pension System

The bill would cut benefits and push back the retirement age for younger workers in an effort to close a $100 billion shortfall. The governor has said he will sign it, but the state's public employee unions bitterly oppose it.

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