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    Indian tribes get another wooing from Obama and his team

    While President Barack Obama's popularity has slipped in public opinion polls, he found plenty of support Wednesday among one key constituency: the 566 leaders of federally-recognized Indian tribes. "I'd rank him as high as I can go...

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:29 PM

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    Critics say U.S. is going too far to protect drug companies in trade talks

    Critics of a plan to expand trade in the Pacific Rim today accused the Obama administration of pushing terms that would benefit U.S. pharmaceutical companies while raising drug prices. Their assessment is based on an analysis of new documents pu...

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:49 AM

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    Pear, apple exports to Europe plummet

    U.S. pear and apple exports to Europe are in steep decline, dropping 73 percent over the past five years. That's a loss of $33 million a year in export revenue, according to a bipartisan group of nine senators that wants the issue to receive...

    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM

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    Northwest lawmakers fear takeover of power agency's operations

    Lawmakers in the Pacific Northwest said Friday that they fear the Obama administration will move to take control of the operations of Bonneville Power Administration after the agency was accused of discriminating against veterans in its hiring.T...

    Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:39 PM

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    Top exporter of U.S. cars? It's a German company that wants uniform crash tests

    It may come as a surprise that the top exporter of U.S. cars is a company from Germany: BMW. Its Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, which employs 7,000 people, now produces more than 300,000 BMWs per year, sending 70 percent of them to 140 dif...

    Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:35 PM

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    Pro-pot forces are out to legalize in 13 more states by 2017

    Buoyed by their success at the polls Tuesday, marijuana backers say they’ll now try to get the drug fully legalized in 13 more states by 2017. They’d join Colorado and Washington state, which voted last year to allow pot sales for re...

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

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    Voters give new momentum to legalizing marijuana

    The national drive to legalize marijuana won new momentum Tuesday as voters approved pro-pot ballot measures in Maine, Colorado and Michigan. Buoyed by their success at the polls, the Marijuana Policy Project, a pro-legalization group, said it w...

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM

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    U.S. chicken growers balk at European trade deal

    U.S. chicken growers will send 20 percent of their product to more than 100 countries this year, but none of it is going to Europe. And industry officials say that’s unlikely to change, even if the U.S. strikes a new trade deal with the Eu...

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM

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    Portland, Me., becomes first East Coast city to legalize marijuana

    Voters in Portland, Me., made their city the first on the East Coast to legalize marijuana on Tuesday.

    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 3:33 PM

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    Trade talks resume with European Union; U.S. scraps beef ban

    After getting disrupted by the federal government shutdown, trade talks between the United States and the European Union are back on track, with a second round of negotiations set to begin on Nov. 11 in Brussels, officials announced today. And E...

    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 1:26 PM

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