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Bernanke Defends His Efforts To Lift Economy

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In a much-anticipated speech Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke about the "nontraditional" measures he's had to use to boost the economy. The Fed can't use the traditional tool — lowering interest rates — because rates are already so low. At a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Bernanke also warned about the dangers of the stagnant labor market.
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Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
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A Matter Of Taste: What Prix Fixe Menus Say About D.C.'s Dining Scene

Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?

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Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.
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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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