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Puerto Rico Faces Uncertain Future Amid Debt Crisis

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Record Water Levels Shut Down Miles Of Mississippi River

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A Saudi man walks past a pump at a petrol station Monday in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Saudi Arabia said it plans to reduce subsidies on power, water and fuel as part of new measures introduced in the face of low oil prices. Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Higher Gas Prices, Long Lines: What Cheap Oil Means For Saudi Arabia

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Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla, shown here in an appearance in Washington this month, has been urging Congress to allow the commonwealth to seek bankruptcy protection. Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico Calls On Congress For Help In Billion Dollar Debt Crisis

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (from left), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma pose for a photo during the BRICS Summit in Ufa, Russia, in July. RIA Novosti via AP hide caption

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Highflying 'Emerging Markets' Had Their Wings Clipped In 2015

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Wind turbines dot the landscape in Mojave, Calif. The recent extension of federal tax credits is expected to give the wind and solar energy industries a big boost. Irfan Khan/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Tax Breaks, Falling Costs Are Boosting Wind And Solar

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José Anzaldo, the son of migrant farmworkers, has been to seven schools in three years. He's the subject of a documentary premiering Dec. 28 on PBS. Kate Schermerhorn/Courtesy of ITVS hide caption

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Paid Family Leave Gains Ground For Private, Public Sector Workers

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Pedestrians are reflected in the glass of a window showing share prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Dec. 17. At least five business stories had major impacts in 2015. They involved everything from crashing oil prices to merging beer companies. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shoppers walk out of Uniqlo on Fifth Avenue in New York City on Black Friday, Nov. 27. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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Brick-And-Mortar Stores Go Further To Get You In The Door

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Not All Santa Costumes Are Created Equal: A Tariff Dispute Over Red Suits

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Despite Energy Savings, Consumers In Vermont Remain Cautious

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Gas prices are displayed at a service station in Leonia, N.J., Nov. 24. Gas is under $2 a gallon across much of the country and the price is expected to remain low next year. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Low Gas Prices Expected To Continue In 2016

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