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Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

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In The Service Industry, New Year's Is Often About Just Getting By

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Despite Recent Production Boost, Wyoming Coal's Long-Term Outlook Is Dim

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By Returning To Farming's Roots, He Found His American Dream

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Reports On Wells Fargo Whistleblowers Spark Inquiry In Congress

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Beverly Kurtz and Tim Guenthner live near Gross Reservoir outside Boulder, Colo. They oppose a an expansion project that would raise the reservoir's dam by 131 feet. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West

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Walter Shaub Jr. is the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, which tweeted last month about President-elect Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. U.S. Office of Government Ethics hide caption

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U.S. Ethics Chief Was Behind Those Tweets About Trump, Records Show

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The river banks in Sunderland here were once home to shipyards, but like the city's coal mines, they disappeared. In June, the voters of Sunderland voted by more than 60 percent to leave the European Union, even though it would put tens of thousands of local jobs at risk. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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In Pro-Brexit English City, A Jobs Crisis Is Averted — But For How Long?

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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, stands with the Buick Riviera concept as it makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 in Detroit. John F. Martin/Courtesy of General Motors hide caption

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From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

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2008 Bank Bailout Chief Has A Plan To Prevent The Need For Another One

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Striking McDonald's restaurant employees lock arms during nationwide "Fight for $15 Day of Disruption" protests. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Wages Are Increasing, But What's Behind It?

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