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‘Trucker’ is the new ‘freeloader’

A worker who makes more than $100,000 a year at a freight terminal could be eligible for a temporary tax break from the state of Hawaii.State Sen. Mark Takahashi (D) and two fellow lawmakers introduced the bill on Wednesday, calling it a "freelance tax break for truckers."Takahashi said the proposal is an effort to help pay for infrastructure and a

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Why you should stop driving in California

People are being driven more and more around our cities, but why?It's a good question.And a bad one.It's one that's been plaguing us for decades, because the roads have been designed to allow cars to drive around, and the roads are designed to keep people from driving on them.In the meantime, the highways have become more and less safe.There are

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Thai grocery stores have been replaced by McDonald’s

LONDON -- McDonald's Thailand has been replaced with McDonald's Australia and the restaurant chain said Monday that it has closed all of its Thai grocery and convenience stores and is no longer selling any of its Australian products.McD's Thailand was one of the world's largest supermarket chains, with more than 500 outlets in Australia.It was acquired by Wal-Mart in December

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How did a food stamp program fail the American dream?

This is the second in a three-part series on how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) failed to deliver on its promise to make the food stamp system work for people with low incomes.In the first installment, we learned about the problems with food stamp eligibility and how the program was being implemented.In this installment, how SNAP has turned into

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