Feb 2, 2016

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GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz wins the Iowa caucus despite ethanol opposition; what life is like for residents of Porter Ranch during the massive gas leak; and a look at China's last free-flowing river. 

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Jeb Bush spent $2,800 per vote in Iowa and came in 6th

Feb 2, 2016
He outspent all the other GOP candidates in Iowa, but only brought in about 5000 votes
Jeb Bush addresses an audience of supporters on January 29, 2016 in Sioux City, Iowa.
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Life during the gas leak in Porter Ranch

Feb 2, 2016
A gas leak in Porter Ranch, north of Los Angeles, has changed the community
A woman holds a sign while attending a public hearing before the South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding a proposed order to stop a nearby massive natural gas leak, on January 16, 2016 in Granada Hills, near Porter Ranch, California.
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Oil? Almonds? They have something in common

Feb 2, 2016
Commodities are commodities, whether you drill a hole or plant a crop to produce.
Almond trees in the central valley of California. 
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Ted Cruz wins Iowa despite corn ethanol opposition

Feb 2, 2016
It's a boon to the Iowa economy, but there's growing opposition to the bio fuel.
People cheers as Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is declared the winner at the caucus night gathering at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Jet engine finally meets a moving assembly line

Feb 2, 2016
Jet engines weren't built like cars before because they were a low volume business
Jet engines, suspended from a track on the ceiling, are moved down the assembly line. 
Courtesy, Pratt & Whitney

Why is it so hard to fix Yahoo?

Feb 2, 2016
Yahoo's revenue report is in and it's not looking very good.

Will China dam its last free-flowing river?

Feb 2, 2016
The Nu River, along China's border with Burma, is at the center of a controversy.
China's last free-flowing river, the Nu, runs along its border with Burma. For years, government officials have planned to build a series of 13 dams along the river to generate electricity. Environmental groups in China and Southeast Asia have protested the plans.
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GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz wins the Iowa caucus despite ethanol opposition; what life is like for residents of Porter Ranch during the massive gas leak; and a look at China’s last free-flowing river. 

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