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As Gas Prices Rise, Oil Company Tax Breaks Debated

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Politicians Put Positive Spin On Budget Battle Words

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High Deficit Could Hinder U.S. Credit Rating

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People try to browse at a supermarket with no electricity in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Businesses are especially worried about weathering Japan's sweltering summers without air conditioning. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Major Power Shortages Loom Over Japanese Firms

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Crisis Stalls Japan's Toyota City As Automakers Wait

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Blackouts A Hazard For Japanese Hospitals

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Japan's Nuclear Crisis Takes Its Toll On Utility

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Tokyo Sees Its Lights Go Dim, And Lifestyles Change

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Defunding Public Media: Disaster Or Opportunity?

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Frog Design and ECOtality created the Blink family of recharging stations for the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and other electric vehicles. frogdesign.com hide caption

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Silicon Valley Job Outlook Brighter, Still Cloudy

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Wiretaps May Play Big Role In Insider Trading Case

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Buffett Remains Optimistic About The Economy

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Wall Street Bonuses Fell From 2009 Level

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Oil Prices Reflect Fears Unrest Will Spread

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Fiscal Crisis Strikes At Labor's Core: Public Workers

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