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A gate blocks the entrance of a farm operated by Daybreak Foods, on May 17, 2015 near Eagle Grove, Iowa. The facility was reportedly struck by the current outbreak of bird flu. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsick says biosecurity measures are crucial to containing the spread of the disease, which has only infected birds, not humans. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans

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Several Cash Withdrawals Triggered Investigation Into Former Speaker Hastert

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FCC Proposes Expansion Of Lifeline Program To Include Internet

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Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

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While annual deficits have shrunk dramatically since the depths of the Great Recession, the federal government is still adding to its overall debt. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

Detroit is attracting entrepreneurs who like the relatively cheap workspaces. But real estate developers and business owners like Sean Harrington, who turned the Iodent Building into an apartment complex, are paying the price in property taxes. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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On The Road To Recovery, Detroit's Property Taxes Aren't Helping

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An engineer from Cisco shows live wireless traffic to a FedEx employee during a recent security conference in San Francisco. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

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Paper can make the abstract tangible in a way that digital devices don't. Alejandro Escamilla/Unsplash hide caption

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

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IRS Reports Theft Of More Than 100,000 Taxpayers' Information

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Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55 Billion

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Los Angeles started offering a $3.75 rebate on every square foot of grass replaced with a drought-friendly landscape. The drought is a boost in business for local conservation entrepreneurs. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty hide caption

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California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

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Seattle Space Needle elevator operator Michael Hall says despite the success of the attraction, his pay hasn't budged in four years. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

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