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West Texas an 'Extraction Colony' as Oil, Gas Exports Surge

By Kiah Collier of The Texas Tribune and Jamie Smith Hopkins and Rachel Levin of the Center for Public Integrity | Oct 14
Drilling booms have come and gone in this oil town for nearly a century. But the frenzy gripping it now is different - and overwhelming.

Retailers Up Their Game After Toys R Us Closures

Retailers Up Their Game After Toys R Us Closures

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 14
When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Retailers, on the other hand, saw an opportunity.

50 Years After Fists: Who Would Listen, Who Would Care?

50 Years After Fists: Who Would Listen, Who Would Care?

By Eddie Pells | Oct 14
Two men stood together, utilizing the worldwide platform that only the Olympics can provide, to call attention to the struggle they shared with fellow Americans during a divisive, seemingly intractable period in their country's history.

Israeli Frankincense Farmer Cashes In on Rare Honey

Israeli Frankincense Farmer Cashes In on Rare Honey

By Ilon Ben Zion | Oct 13
An Israeli farmer has cashed in by making exotic honey from a rare tree that produces frankincense — the resin once worth its weight in gold and venerated in the Bible.

Retailers Up Their Game After Toys R Us Closures

Retailers Up Their Game After Toys R Us Closures

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 12
When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Retailers, on the other hand, saw an opportunity.

Bogota Implores Tourists to Stop Feeding Pigeons

Bogota Implores Tourists to Stop Feeding Pigeons

By Manuel Rueda | Oct 12
Officials believe that if people stop nourishing the birds, they will stop concentrating in public squares where their droppings sully historical buildings and put people's health at risk.

Pot Legalization Advocates Seek Foothold in Midwest States

Pot Legalization Advocates Seek Foothold in Midwest States

By David Eggert | Oct 11
Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states.

3 Strategies for Companies Concerned About Amazon Wage Hike

3 Strategies for Companies Concerned About Amazon Wage Hike

By Joyce M,. Rosenberg | Oct 11
Amazon's plans to pay all its U.S. employees at least $15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those who aren't retailers directly competing with the huge company.

Carbon Tax Gets Renewed Attention but Still Faces Resistance

Carbon Tax Gets Renewed Attention but Still Faces Resistance

By David Koenig | Oct 9
Previous alarms about global warming met with resistance from Congress and the White House. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change last year.

Postal Workers Rally Against Privatization of Mail

Postal Workers Rally Against Privatization of Mail

Oct 9
Postal workers and their backers rallied Monday to protest what they say is a White House effort to take the U.S. Postal Service private. President Trump says the service needs to be restructured to prevent a bailout funded by taxpayers.

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