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Calif. Voters Forced To Choose How To Ease Defict

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown says the state's budget deficit is now $16 billion. That's almost double the figure he gave in January. Brown is attempting to force voters to choose between higher taxes and deeper spending cuts.
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LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy Protection

LightSquared, which had been trying for years to build a high-speed wireless broadband network, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company's plans ran afoul of government regulators who said the new network would interfere with GPS signals.
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JPMorgan's Loss A Gain For Campaign Positioning

JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss in a risky investment brings attention to the presidential candidates' stances on financial regulation. President Obama supported the Dodd-Frank act, while Mitt Romney has said he would replace it with other regulations.
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From Iowa To Russia, Tractors Build Economic Bridge

Russia has one of the world's 10 biggest economies, but it isn't even among the top 30 U.S. trading partners. A new John Deere plant there shows the complications of that relationship. To avoid tariffs, tractors and combines are built in Iowa, then taken apart and shipped to Russia, where they're reassembled.
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Jet-Lagged By Your Social Calendar? Better Check Your Waistline

The disconnect between our social calendars and our biological clocks is creating "social jet lag," according to key researchers. And that's taking a toll on our weight because the body stores fat when it's not getting enough sleep.
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Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers

Mysterious fumes wafting in from outside have repeatedly sickened several nurses at a rural Pennsylvania health clinic, forcing the clinic to temporarily relocate. Like many other people living near gas wells around the country, the clinic's staff wonder whether the industry in their backyard is making them sick.

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