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Bain Employees Fight Back After Campaign Attacks

Workers in the private equity industry are miffed that their business is becoming a dirty word in the presidential campaign. The indignation at such attacks runs especially deep at Bain Capital in Boston, the private equity firm started by Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.
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Fungicide Scare Trickles Down To Domestic Oranges

Nowhere are oranges more important than in Florida. The state grows most of the oranges consumed in the United States. So any scare about tainted foreign fruit is bound to trickle down to the domestic industry.
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FDA: Fungicide In Orange Juice Is Not A Health Risk

The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up testing of orange juice after finding traces of a chemical fungicide that is not approved for use in the United States. Regulators are holding 13 shipments of imported juice at ports until tests are completed. Even so, officials say the fungicide residue does not present a public health threat.
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Luxury Tractor Makes Debut At Detroit Auto Show

Craftsman's CTX is fast, powerful and loaded with automobile-inspired features, including cup holders. The company hopes its new line of riding lawn mowers will appeal to consumers of luxury vehicles.
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Project's Promise Of Jobs Has Appalachia Seeing Stars

Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are waiting to hear which state Shell Oil will pick to host a huge new chemical refinery. The project would turn ethane gas, produced through "fracking," into ethylene, which is used to make plastics. The venture could be the biggest investment in the region in decades.
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Gingrich, Romney Go At It Over Abortion

As the race heads to socially conservative South Carolina, the Republican presidential candidates are accusing each other of being less than pure on the issue.
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The History Of Factory Jobs In America, In One Town

Greenville County in South Carolina is where manufacturing's past and future live side by side. In South Carolina, and throughout America, factories produce more than ever. Yet in Greenville, there are abandoned textile mills everywhere you look.
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Can Iran Close The World's Most Important Oil Route?

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic waterway that handles 20 percent of the world's oil, in retaliation for a new round of sanctions. Experts say Iran has low-cost options, such as mines, to wreak havoc and potentially close the strait.
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NPR's Science Desk Experiments With Twinkies

The NPR science desk was inspired to take part in the fine, and longstanding, tradition of experimenting with Twinkies.

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