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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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An FDA field inspector in Los Angeles checks imported shrimp, February 2009. More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say that leads to a lack of coordination, a patchwork of rules and holes in the system. FDA hide caption

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A little booze can't hurt: The Hy-Vee grocery chain has added a Market Grille to several of its locations in the Midwest and Great Plains. You can order drinks and dinner before or after you do your grocery shopping. Courtesy of Hy-Vee Market Grille hide caption

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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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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

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The Wassail cider bar, which recently opened in New York City, offers a dozen ciders on tap and another 80 or so in bottles. Noah Devereaux for Wassail hide caption

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Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

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The hood ornament of a 1955 Chevy Belair. Under new more liberal policies instituted in Cuba the past few years, the owner, Julio Alvarez, started a restoration shop and named the car Nadine. Its baby-pink counterpart is named Lola. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

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Yemenis walk past near oil tankers that were burnt during clashes between Shiite Houthi rebels and their opponents in the capital, Sanaa, in September. Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes this week to counter the Houthis' offensive. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A health inspection grade is posted outside a Manhattan eatery. In several cities, Yelp users can now find out how a restaurant scored on its health inspection well before they walk through the door. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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A Southwest Airlines pilot and co-pilot preparing for a flight from Dallas last year. In the wake of the Germanwings crash this week, many European airlines are rushing to adopt a two-person cockpit rule similar to the one already in place in the U.S. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Evaluating Whether It's Time To Cut The Cord

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