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Jeff Faux: "The Servant Economy" (Rebroadcast)

An economist describes the financial decline of the middle class and why he believes neither political party will stop it.

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Six Policies Economists Love (And Politicians Hate)

A summary of the economic policies that won a thumbs-up from our broad spectrum of economists — and would probably prove toxic to any actual presidential candidate.
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Ford Recalls Some 2013 Escapes, Tells Owners Not To Drive Them

A problem with a fuel line could lead to an engine fire, the company warned. The recall affects 2013 Escape models with 1.6-liter engines. Ford will deliver a loaner vehicle to owners and take the Escapes to its dealers for repair.
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Developers Seek to Put the 'Wonder' Back in the Wonder Bread Factory

The iconic Wonder Bread factory in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood is getting a new lease on life after being empty for more than a decade.

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A Drive-In Does Battle With Its Neighbor

We visit a Baltimore County drive-in whose owner has been locked in a long-running dispute with neighboring Royal Farms.

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Small Business Loan Process Can Be A Bear, Even For Successful Startups

Small businesses seek out help from experts as they seek access to capital. 

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Jobless Claims Rose By 34,000 Last Week

Claims continue at a pace signalling that the economy is still having trouble producing jobs.
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Drought Hits Farmers And Residential Landscapers

The drought is beginning to really sink its teeth into the Midwest. More than three-quarters of the nation's corn acres are in a drought zone. In Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, corn crops are burning up and its causing commodity prices to shoot up. Suburban residents are paying to water their lawns, but it isn't doing much good.
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Yahoo May Be Marissa Mayer's Biggest Challenge Yet

Newly named Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer comes with an impressive track record of achievement. She was one of Google's first employees and its first female engineer. But Yahoo's troubles will present her with new challenges.

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