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Features by Annie Baxter

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler speaks during his keynote conference during the second day of the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

FCC eyes subsidies for low-income Americans' broadband

"Broadband is the indispensable infrastructure of the 21st century."
Posted In: broadband, internet access, low-income, fcc

Predicting algae levels on Lake Erie

Scientists are developing methods to avoid another water crisis.
Posted In: Environmental Protection Agency, Lake Erie, Plant Life
Brian Way, a U-Haul store manager, said the rental facility in Williston, N.D. had more customers leaving town than arriving. Way now works at a U-Haul in Fargo, N.D.

The oil economy, as measured in hot dogs and U-Hauls

What unusual metrics tell us about North Dakota.
Posted In: North Dakota, Bakken, oil boom
A CVS store is viewed in Manhattan on Thursday in New York City.

CVS seeks to buy Omnicare

CVS wantsto buy the pharmacy services provider that supplies many elderly people .
Posted In: CVS, pharmacy, Omnicare, aging
Target is looking to promote healthier foods.

Target zeroes in on food, glorious food

Target is emphasizing produce and organic foods in its grocery departments.
Posted In: Target, produce, canned food, processed foods

Pedialyte embraces its new customers: revelers

More than a third of sales of Pedialyte now come from adults.
Posted In: Pedialyte, rehydration drinks, Abbott Laboratories

A look at Macy's bottom line ahead of a new strategy

Macy's will open four discount stores in New York this fall.
Posted In: Macy's, earnings report, discount store
David Brown, vice president for operations at Capital Lodge.

Oil downturn takes men out of 'man camps'

Housing planned during North Dakota's oil boom is now short on occupants.
Posted In: Bakken, oil rigs, oil drilling, oil prices, North Dakota, Williston, mancamps
Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation near McKittrick, California.

How much is a 10-year forecast for cheap oil worth?

OPEC predicts oil prices will hang below $100 a barrel for as long as a decade.
Posted In: oil prices, OPEC, crude oil

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