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Employment is up, with most of the new jobs coming from small and medium-sized businesses, like this accessories store in Manhattan. But some owners of small businesses say they're still cautious about hiring. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Small Businesses Staying Lean, Wary Of Hiring

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The entrance to the Museum of the Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece, is cordoned off last month, after two hooded thieves broke into the museum and made away with more than 70 ancient objects. The stolen loot included chariots, horses and a gold ring that was more than 3,000 years old. Greeks say such sites are vulnerable because of cutbacks that have reduced the number of guards. Dimitris Papaioannoy/EPA/Landov hide caption

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With Cutbacks, Greeks Say Antiquities Are At Risk

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Gladys Ferguson, of Detroit, looks on as SuVon Treece of the Detroit Department of Transportation explains the new service schedule. A public hearing discussed future Detroit Department of Transportation bus service at the Northwest Activity Center on Feb. 24. Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press hide caption

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Commuters Suffer As Detroit Cuts Bus Service

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Chef Mario Batali prepares dishes for the crowd at the world premiere of Volkswagen's new Jetta compact sedan in New York City in 2010. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Settles Lawsuit With His Waitstaff

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Brandi Carlile's song "Dying Day" took on new meaning for a Wisconsin woman hoping to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Winter Songs: A Family In Limbo Looks To Brandi Carlile

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Afghan female police officers are trained by Afghan police and NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Sept. 12. In the culturally conservative country, women serving in the security forces say they face systemic sexual coercion and even rape by male colleagues. STR/EPA/Landov hide caption

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For Afghan Policewomen, Sex Abuse Is A Job Hazard

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One USDA official credits the use of plastic benefit cards with helping to reduce federal food stamp fraud. But lawmakers say that isn't enough. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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House Committee Urges Action On Food Stamp Fraud

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D. Landreth Seed Co. President Barbara Melera with a bunch of peanuts at her Philadelphia Flower Show booth. Max Matza for NPR hide caption

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A Seed Company That Helped Presidents And Immigrants Garden Falters

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum addresses an election night party in Steubenville, Ohio, on Tuesday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Economic Conservatives Question Santorum's Record

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