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With ‘Single-Stream’ Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It’s much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

For a decade, Venezuela offered cheap oil at favorable rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela’s economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to about $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.

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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.

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