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The Two-Way
9:49 am
Thu November 27, 2014

OPEC Holds Production Steady, Signaling Lower Fuel Prices

The lowest gas prices in years are seen Wednesday on a fuel sign in Lawrence, Kan. A day later, OPEC decided to maintain current production levels, virtually ensuring continued low prices at the pump.
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Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 10:37 am

OPEC oil ministers have agreed to keep production levels steady, virtually ensuring continued low prices at the gas pump and lower costs for jet fuel that could translate into cheaper air-ticket prices.

After the decision was announced, crude prices quickly tumbled on the global market. Brent crude droped more than $6 to $71.25 a barrel.

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Business
4:15 am
Thu November 27, 2014

OPEC Ministers To Consider Cuts To Oil Production

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Around the Nation
4:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Business
3:54 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Louisiana Woos Movie Industry With Tax Credits

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Business
3:47 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Business
5:01 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

Vince Cameron has worked the docks at the Port of Jacksonville for more than three decades. If the city doesn't deepen the port, he says, a new breed of massive cargo ship will instead go to Savannah, Ga., or Charleston, S.C.
Peter Haden WJCT News

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:01 pm

Vince Cameron knows all the people buzzing around the Port of Jacksonville in their bright blaze vests. "My dad was a longshoreman for 44 years on these docks before he retired," he says. "I'm a child of this port."

In his hard hat and with a whistle around his neck, Cameron looks on as a weathered Horizon Lines freighter pulls in from Puerto Rico.

The ship is "a baby in the whole scheme of things," says Cameron, president of the local longshoreman's union. "It's a good ship ... but she's kinda slow and she uses diesel fuel. I mean, she drinks it like water."

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Food
4:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Coca-Cola Wades Into Milk Business With 'Fairlife'

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 5:39 pm

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Economy
4:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Don't Feel Guilty — The Holidays Are A 'Macroeconomic Cheat Day'

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 5:39 pm

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The Salt
2:54 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Why American Honey Importers Are Wary Of 'Turkish' Honey

An apiary on the outskirts of Chengdu, China, produces about 440 pounds of honey a day. American honey importers say they suspect the uptick in honey coming from Turkey actually originated in China.
Liu Jin AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 5:38 pm

Turkey is a land of fine honey. Bees produce more of the sweet stuff in Turkey than in any other country except China. And Turkish consumers happily eat most of it themselves. Very little Turkish honey is exported. When it is, it usually commands premium prices.

But some American honey producers say they've observed something odd: cheap Turkish honey headed to the U.S. The U.S. producers think it's not really Turkish honey — and that it actually comes from a country farther to the east.

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Shots - Health News
11:36 am
Wed November 26, 2014

If Supreme Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

Supreme Court police stand guard during a storm in March.
Michael Reynolds EPA/Landov

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 1:28 pm

Exactly what would happen to the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits in three dozen states where the federal government runs the program?

Legal scholars say a decision like that would deal a potentially lethal blow to the law because it would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are its backbone, as well as the mandate requiring most Americans to carry coverage.

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