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Known as 'buffalos', water tanks from Northern PA were arrive at a steady pace at West Virginia American Water on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. 

A case before the court involves whether the government should be allowed to take payroll taxes from severance pay.

How do you measure the cost of a toxic spill that turns off the tapPeople affected by the West Virginia water contamination had to suspend the convenience of running water, and instead relied on bottled water for everything except flushing toilets.

The Federal Reserve has an enormous balance sheetAfter all, it bought trillions of securities from banks. But could something designed as stimulus turn into nasty inflation down the road? Don't worry. The Fed has a plan for that. It's called Reverse Repo.

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