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As Medical Costs Rise, More Americans Turn to Acupuncture

A year after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, many Americans are still struggling to get their insurance to cover basic medical treatments. And now, they are increasingly exploring …

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Japan Disaster Creates Possible Windfall for U.S. Meat Exports

Japan’s domestic food supply faces plenty of threats, including nuclear radiation, a crippled distribution infrastructure and a shaky electric grid. But there’s some good news for U.S. suppliers: A shortage of domestic beef and …

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Earthquake Rattles Japanese Animation Industry

One of Japan’s best-known exports, its unique style of animation, faces a new crisis — a disruption in production following the recent earthquake and tsunami. The multi-billion-dollar “anime” industry has already been challenge…

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Cuba’s Deepwater Oil Exploration Could Be a Game Changer

The delivery of a Chinese-built, Spanish-backed offshore oil rig to Cuban waters has been delayed until summer. But when drilling does begin 90 miles off the Florida coast, it could mean a host of problems — and opportunities -…

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Wind Power Gets a Favorable Breeze From the Mideast

With oil prices soaring on the region’s turmoil, alternative energy such as wind is again gaining attention. But wind technology hasn’t been standing still: Its power output worldwide jumped by 22% last year. However, it’s still…

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