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How Gig Economy Workers Make A Living

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with economics professor Alan Krueger of Princeton University about how people participate in the gig economy — particularly as Uber drivers — to supplement their incomes.
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Cuba Prepares For Onslaught Of American Tourists As Commercial Flights Open Up

Commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba begin this fall, and Cubans are preparing for a wave of American tourists. But some wonder how the surge in visitors might alter the island's slow pace.
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Activists Gather To Push For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.
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'The Travel Detective' Explains How Airlines Became A 'Mafia'

Airlines are making record profits, but more fees and flight cancellations haven't made air travel great recently. Travel journalist Peter Greenberg talks about the reasons why.
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Airbnb Hikes Paris Rental Housing Market Prices

The city of Berlin just banned Airbnb because it was swallowing up long-term rentals and driving up prices. Paris is now struggling to temper the explosion of the rental site for the same reasons.
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Verizon Transforms To Contend In Silicon Valley

After acquiring Yahoo, Verizon ranks third in digital advertising and is a major player in media and tech. It wants to play in the Silicon Valley sandbox — but don't expect a full transformation yet.
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How Did Trump's and Clinton's Economic Policy Speeches Compare?

While both candidates diverge vastly on many issues, they also have some surprising areas of agreement.
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Platform Check: Trump, Clinton Deliver Competing Economic Policy Speeches

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to economist Diane Swonk about the economic plans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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More Women Step Forward To Accuse Roger Ailes Of Sexual Harassment

Roger Ailes lost his job as chairman and CEO of the Fox News Channel amid allegations of sexual harassment, and since his resignation, the scandal has grown in scope. On Friday, Fox also announced changes to the network's leadership.
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In The Pacific Northwest, Oil Train Derailment Highlights Potential Dangers

The number of trains carrying oil along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington could dramatically increase. There's a plan to ship more oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota to a proposed oil terminal in southwest Washington state. An oil train derailment earlier this year has shown the potential danger faced by the region.

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