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Oregon may end self-serve gas ban _ but only in rural areas

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon is one of only two states where motorists aren't allowed to pump their own gas. The other is New Jersey....
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In Seattle, 'kayaktivists' take on Arctic oil drilling

SEATTLE (AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront - but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change....
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Beijing tries to tap brakes on stock market boom

BEIJING (AP) -- China's leaders are trying to tap the brakes on a stock market boom that could run out of control and disrupt economic reform plans....
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German factory orders pick up in March, but below forecast

BERLIN (AP) -- Factory orders in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, picked up in March after two consecutive declines thanks to higher domestic demand - but the improvement was smaller than economists expected....
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For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary....
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Fries at the doorstep: Fast-food pushes into delivery

NEW YORK (AP) -- On the same day McDonald's said it would begin testing delivery in New York, an order placed for two cheeseburgers, two large fries and a vanilla shake took about a half-hour to arrive at The Associated Press headquarters....
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Lower oil prices dent Repsol profits in Q1

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish energy company Repsol says its first-quarter profit fell by 6 percent compared with the same period last year following a sharp drop in oil prices and interruptions in Libyan production....
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Global shares roiled by Yellen comment on high valuations

TOKYO (AP) -- Global markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Are the debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees, Pennsylvania government’s biggest fiscal problem? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
93%
No
7%
Total Votes: 14

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
To what do you attribute the low U.S birth rate?

The Economy:
96%
Postponing Motherhood:
4%
Fewer Teen Pregnancies:
1%
Total Votes: 42,674