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Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

A new book argues that Tyson's system treats farmers like "modern-day sharecroppers." Author Christopher Leonard looks at Tyson's inner workings and the not-so-independent farmers who raise the birds.

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LA Mayor: 'The Basics Have Been Neglected For Too Long'

Eric Garcetti says he wants to reinvent Los Angeles and promote its diversity, food and innovators — but first, he says, he's going to focus on a less-glamorous agenda: infrastructure.

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Elusive Goal: A Transparent Price List For Health Care

Price-shopping for coffee makers is easy. Finding the actual cost of a colonoscopy? Nearly impossible. But putting together a useful, comprehensive price-list for patients of the widely varying charges for various health procedures is difficult and expensive, states are learning.

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AFL-CIO's Trumka: Keep VW Union Vote In Perspective

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Another Murder Case In Florida Sparks National Outrage

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