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U.S. Economy Grew By Just 1.2 Percent During 2nd Quarter

While consumers continue to spend, business investment was down, suggesting that companies are growing nervous about the future.

The Economy And Politics Of 1968: Now Playing In Reruns

Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to accept a major party nomination for president. National security experts blast Donald Trump for urging Russia to hack Clinton’s emails. And charges are dropped against the remaining officers in the Freddie Gray case. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top national news stories.


Regulators Draw Up New Rules To Stop Abusive Practices By Debt Collectors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau receives more complaints about debt collection than any other issue.

Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

When A Game Show Contestant Almost Won Too Much Money

There's an art and a science to running a business that has to pay out money, like a casino or insurance firm. See how game shows craft the appearance of risk while trying to limit it.

Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score High In Medicare Rankings

Hospitals have been fighting to block the rankings, but Medicare released them Wednesday. Of the 102 hospitals that got a five-star rating, few are among those generally praised for great care.

After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

Much of the United Kingdom's economy relies on European labor. After the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, what will happen to millions of EU residents who now work in the U.K.?

Fewer Young People Buying Houses, But Why?

First-time home buyers are participating at lower rates in the otherwise booming housing market. Experts offer differing opinions on whether — or when — younger buyers are likely to return.

Insurers May Share Blame For Increased Price Of Some Generic Drugs

Consumers often blame drug companies for the rapidly rising costs of some commonly used generic drugs. But changes made by insurers influence the price of these drugs, too, it turns out.