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With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost  |   

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations  |   

For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say  |   

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back   |   

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits  |   

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to about $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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