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Customers line up in front of a San Francisco Apple Store to purchase an iPhone 6 on launch day.

Apple saves on rent thanks to long iPhone lines

Tony Wagner | Mar 11, 2015
Here are the stories we're reading and numbers we're watching Wednesday.
A General Motors' worker assembles a Cadillac ATS on the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, 2012.

Ahead of labor talks, GM puts pressure on itself

Gigi Douban | Mar 11, 2015
GM's $10 billion shareholder payout could have autoworkers pushing for a raise.
Gold bars

Apple's invented a new way to make 18-karat gold

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 11, 2015
Apple files a patent for "metal matrix composite."
Posted In: apple, apple watch, wearables
A metropolitan police officer writes a ticket to a motorist who was talking on her cell phone while another officer looks for other offenders in Washington, DC.

Police fees shore up budgets in many towns

Nova Safo | Mar 11, 2015
Experts say local governments have been relying on police ticketing and fees
The strengthening dollar makes it a good time to book a trip to Europe.

How does the strong dollar affect U.S. consumers?

Tracey Samuelson | Mar 11, 2015
The dollar remains strong against other currencies. What's the effect on consumers?
Posted In: dollar, euro, yen
Police officers observe a minute of silence to commemorate of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2015 in Fukushima, Japan.

Japan struggles to build a new electricity network

Scott Tong | Mar 11, 2015
The expansion of solar power to replace nuclear has hit a wall: The capacity of Japan's grid.
Heidi and Anderson Stark grocery shop almost exclusively for fresh fruits, vegetables and meats at Lakewinds Food Co-op in Minneapolis.

Why sales of packaged or processed foods are declining

Annie Baxter | Mar 11, 2015
Packaged food companies' big brands are suffering as consumers opt for fresh food.
Public Schools

Quiz: How effective are Teach for America teachers?

Dan Hill | Mar 11, 2015
TFA received a $50 million federal grant in 2010 to put more teachers in classrooms.

Big change to farm subsidies

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Mar 11, 2015
Taxpayers are on the hook after changes in the Farm Bill
Posted In: farm bill, farming, subsidies

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