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Broke And Barred From Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico Seeks Outside Cash

It's been called the "Greece of the Caribbean." Puerto Rico is more than $72 billion in debt. But because it's not a state, it can't use bankruptcy protection to help it restructure its debt.
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Downgrade: How State Credit Ratings Could Impact The 2016 Race

How well a governor has handled his state's finances can help or hurt him. That's especially true in a presidential campaign when nine current and former governors could vie for the White House.
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Introducing The First Non-Medical Intern Union In The U.S.

At the American Teachers Federation, the union's interns are putting their foot down. After about a year of negotiating, they have voted to form their own union.
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Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.
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How To Make A Living In Cash-Poor Zimbabwe

The country's in crisis. But Fortunate Nyakupinda manages to earn a living by selling secondhand clothes. Although she'll be the first to tell you: A $10 profit disappears in a flash.
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Benjamin Lawsky, The Sheriff Of Wall Street, To Hand In His Badge

It's been nearly seven years since the start of the financial crisis. Benjamin Lawsky has been policing the world's biggest financial institutions. Before stepping down, he talks to Renee Montagne.
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Questions Remain About Airbag Recall After Takata Testifies Before House

Auto parts supplier Takata has agreed to modify the way it makes airbags. Takata and government safety officials were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to answer questions about the massive recall effort. Some 34 million vehicles need to have new airbags installed.
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Climate Change Meeting To Focus On Ensuring Countries Keep Commitments

The meeting in Bonn, Germany, comes a day after European energy companies urged countries to adopt a pricing system for carbon emissions.
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Oregon To Test Switching To Mileage-Based Gas Tax

So far, it's a voluntary program. But as cars become more fuel efficient, the state could expand it, if it proves to be a successful way of offsetting stagnant gas tax revenues.
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Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans

The largest outbreak of avian flu in U.S. history is ravaging poultry at farms in the Midwest. Sec. Tom Vilsack says there's no risk of transmission to humans, but egg prices may rise.

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