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JPMorgan Chase is facing six federal investigations or lawsuits, making it in line to unseat Bank of America as the bank with the most legal problems.  Plus, Merck has pulled, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots. The supplement became popular as the cost of feed rose and now eliminating this and similar supplements would shrink the country’s meat supply and possibly raise prices. Finally, the upheaval in Egypt is terrible for the Egyptian economy. Businesses can’t operate and foreign companies are running in the other direction.

Living with fire: In the dry West, it's not if a house will burn, it's when

Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Posted In: fire, california, wildfire

My first job: At the amusement park

Now a truck driver, Don Holzschuh talks about his first job in Minnesota.
Posted In: Jobs, My First Job

Book publishing business tries a rewrite

Once upon a time, running a publishing house was a prestige thing -- even if it was one with a challenging business model.
Posted In: Books, publishing

At the English seaside, poverty comes to stay

Britain's coastal resorts were once the summer playground of its people with funfairs, bands and acres of sand. But the holidaymakers now head for mainland Europe.
Posted In: Britain, poverty

JPMorgan in the crosshairs?

JPMorgan Chase is facing six federal investigations or lawsuits, in line to unseat Bank of America as the bank with the most legal problems.
Posted In: Banks, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase

Raising beefier cattle just got harder

Merck withdraws, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots.
Posted In: cattle, ranching

Who's still investing in Egypt's economy?

The upheaval in Egypt is terrible for the Egyptian economy, but some countries and companies remain.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, foreign aid

Hacking Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

A developer apologized for the hack in the message he left on Zuckerberg's page.
Posted In: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, hacking

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The Hardest Part
Kisses
Pyramids [Explicit]
Frank Ocean
Ruin
Cat Power

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