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OPEC Agrees To First Cut In Oil Production Since 2008

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

With the cut, OPEC’s production will drop by 1.2 million barrels daily to 32.5 million barrels. The deal takes effect at the start of 2017.

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Millions Of People Are Having An Easier Time Paying Medical Bills

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The number of people who say they are struggling to pay medical bills has dropped by 13 million in the past five years, a study finds. An improving economy and the Affordable Care Act are why.

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Uber Drivers, Other Workers Protest For $15 Minimum Wage

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Employees at two airports and at McDonald’s restaurants across the country were striking or protesting, while other workers — including home care and health workers — were joining demonstrations.

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Texas, Oklahoma Divided Over How To Handle Earthquakes Linked To Oil Drilling

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Oklahoma and Texas have been experiencing a rash of human-caused earthquakes. It happens when oil and gas wastewater gets pumped underground in the wrong places and disrupts faults. Oklahoma officials have cracked down on wastewater injection; Texas is apparently uninterested in doing much. That could mean a lot more quakes given that the country’s biggest oil reservoir has just been discovered in west Texas.

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Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis

Monday, November 28th, 2016

To develop a new variety of kale tailored to American palates, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? “Be less like kale.”

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