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At Resource Management's materials recovery facility, workers pull plastic bags, other trash and large pieces of cardboard off the conveyor belts before the mixed single-stream recyclables enter the sorting machines. Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

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Homeowners sit in a conference room in Detroit's Cobo Center while waiting for their cases to be heard to avoid foreclosure from tax debts in Detroit on Jan. 29. This year, Wayne County officials sent out 62,000 foreclosure notices to city homeowners behind on property taxes. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

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Cushing, Okla., is a major oil storage site. Amid record oil production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

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A couple enjoys the view of Singapore's financial center. Conservatives saw Singapore as a free-market success story, but Lee Kuan Yew's government played a big role in the economy. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

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A riot late last month forced officials to close the Willacy County Correcitonal Center in Wallcy County, Texas. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap

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Oakland Kids Get A Raise From The New Minimum Wage

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