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Oil Company Looks To Great Lakes As Shipping Demand Booms

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1.3 Million Americans Prepare For Life After Unemployment Checks

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Sysco To Buy U.S. Foods

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N.Y. Train Crash Spotlights Push For Automatic Safety System

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Illinois Lawmakers, Labor Spar Over How To Fix Gaping Pension Gap

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It takes Chicago resident Sarah Hairston two hours to go 15 miles to get to her part-time job. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Epic Commutes Face Those Caught In Public Transit Puzzle

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Early Warnings Saved Lives In Weekend Storms

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Midwest Tornadoes Send Residents Scrambling

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Midwestern States Sort Through Aftermath Of Scores Of Tornadoes

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Size Does Matter, At Least In The Tallest Building Debate

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Food Stamp Benefits Set To Shrink

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Reverse Commutes Now Often A Daily Slog, Too

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NOAA Says No More Paper Maps Of U.S. Waterways

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Japanese Airlines Makes Deal To Buy Airbus Planes

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An expert FAA advisory committee has recommended that airline passengers be allowed to use most personal electronic devices below 10,000 feet. Leonardo Patrizi/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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FAA May Stop Making You Power Off Those Electronics

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