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Headquarters of failed green energy firm Solyndra
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Inslee Wants to Promote Green Energy – Here’s How It Might Succeed

One of Gov. Inslee's big goals announced in his inaugural address was to champion a green economy.

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DC Celebrates Inauguration With Gala Balls
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While Obama Celebrates Inauguration Companies Continue to Slash Jobs

The list of American jobs disappearing -- many of them due to Obamacare -- continues to grow.

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Could we soon be charged by the mile for driving?
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Washington Is Considering a Pay-As-You-Drive Tax [POLL]

Never mind that Washington state government has not shown any real ability to spend within its means. With automotive technology improving gas mileage, the state is actually losing millions of dollars with the gas tax...

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Obama at one of ten inaugural balls in 2009
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Only 7 Companies Donate Cash for Obama’s Inauguration Ceremonies

Perhaps it's a sign of our economically-challenging times?

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Gregoire set to be appointed head of EPA
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Obama May Tap Gov. Gregoire as New EPA Chief – Administration Official Claims It’s Only Speculation

One of the quietest news stories over the holiday was the abrupt resignation of controversial EPA director Lisa Jackson. 

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American made furniture company praised by Obama goes under
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Furniture Company Praised by Obama Abruptly Closes – Could Not Generate Enough Business

Maybe everything he touches goes up in smoke!

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Charity giving goes up during holidays
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Are We Asked to Give Too Much During the Holidays? [POLL]

It's been proven time and time again. Americans are the most charitable citizens in the world.  Even foreigners think so. The Christian Science Monitor last year ran the results of a study conducted by interviewing people from 152 other countries across the globe and the U.S. came in first -- again. The New York Times says, depending on the year, Americans donate anywhere from $229 to $295 billion to charitable causes of all types.

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Hostess goes down-for good
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The ‘Death’ Of Hostess-Who’s To Blame? Newstalk Poll Results

With the breaking news that Hostess is going bankrupt, who's responsible?  You told us.

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Commercial Food and Workers union attempting to disrupt Black Friday at Wal-Mart
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Wal-Mart Fires Back At Strike Plans-Labor Union For Alleged Illegal Activities

Just ahead of the busiest retail weekend of the year, Wal-Mart has a filed legal complaint against a union.

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Black Friday shopping
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Holiday Shopping Now Starts Before Black Friday or Cyber Monday — Dollars and Sense

While some fanatical Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers are already at the gates waiting to assault the holiday-shopping season with their fearsome craving for stuff, some retail analysts say the gates are actually open now and the race is already in progress.

Thom Blischok, chief retail strategist for Booz and Company says, “Cyber Monday has begun, essentially. No question about it.”

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