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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 09, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

By Leila Fadel

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Egyptians gather at a petrol station in Cairo as the government drastically raised fuel prices to tackle a bloated subsidy system on July 5.

It's 2 p.m. on a hot day in Cairo and cars are lined up for blocks at this gas station in the east of the capital. People are waiting to fill their cars with the cheapest gas available — which is 78 percent more expensive than it was last week.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

By Mary Agnes Carey

Customers walk into a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City on Monday.

In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court allowed a key exemption to the health law's contraception coverage requirements when it ruled that closely held for-profit businesses could assert a religious objection to the Obama administration's regulations.

Categories: Business, Health


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 26, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Unemployment Down From Last Year In All IL Metro Areas

By Jim Meadows

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment was down from a year ago in all of Illinois' 12 metro areas in May. It was the second straight month of across-the-board, year-over-year declines. 

Categories: Business, Economics




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