Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

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Obamacare is putting the agricultural industry in a tizzy.

Contractors who provide farm labor must now offer workers health insurance are complaining loudly about the cost in their already low-margin business.

Some are also concerned that the forms they must file with the federal government under the Affordable Care Act will bring immigration problems to the fore. About half of the farm labor workforce in the U.S. is undocumented.

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The company that built a 17-story apartment building that collapsed during Saturday's earthquake in Taiwan no longer exists – but three of its former executives are now under arrest, as prosecutors look into allegations of shoddy building practices.

Two passenger trains crashed in southern Germany Tuesday, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 100 — a third of them seriously. The accident in Bavaria happened shortly before 7 a.m., local time.

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If you want to know whether Hillary Clinton will stay close to Bernie Sanders on Tuesday or are looking for an early hint of how the Republican race will end up, here's a tip: Keep an eye on Rochester.

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