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Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Increase

According to U.S. Census data, 62 percent of women who've been giving birth held jobs at the time. Despite improvements in recent decades in attitudes and treatment of women in the workplace, many still face discrimination when the boss finds out they are pregnant.
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Are Today's Millennials The 'Screwed Generation'?

U.S. student loan debt tops $1 trillion, and young people face disproportionately high unemployment. Writer Joel Kotkin points to these numbers when he claims the millennial generation is getting the short end of the stick. Kotkin speaks with host Michel Martin about what he calls the "screwed generation."
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Charlotte Braces For Democratic National Convention

Delegates, journalists and protesters are beginning to fill the streets of Charlotte, N.C. The city has a lot riding on the Democratic National Convention which gets underway Tuesday.
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Want To Grill Like A Zillionaire? There's An App For That

Sales spiked for the iGrill, a Bluetooth-connected cooking thermometer for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, after an enthusiastic online mention from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. But is it worth the $80 pricetag? We put the iGrill through its paces.
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Saving For Retirement? Here's A Tip

The stock market hasn't been kind to 401(k) plans in recent years. At an annual economics retreat in Maine, some experts offer up a word of caution: Watch out for fees.
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Battle Over Michigan's New Swine Rules Goes Hog Wild

Michigan officials and pig farmers are locked in an escalating debate over new rules that make wild boars illegal in the state. The state maintains that the animals can destroy natural ecosystems, but some farmers say that the rules will destroy their livelihoods.
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Thieves Hit Warehouse Holding $30 Million Of Canadian Maple Syrup

In Canada, a remote warehouse that was holding millions of pounds of maple syrup recently became the scene of what may be "the sweetest heist of all time," as a Canadian newspaper calls it.
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Gas Prices Expected To Retreat As Isaac Fades

With the remnants of Isaac dissipating, economists are saying the storm's national economic impact will be relatively muted and short-lived. After the Labor Day weekend, gasoline prices are expected to begin easing down from their storm-related run-up.
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Inside America's Most Indebted City

The bizarre tale includes a do-gooder who skipped town, an epically mismanaged incinerator, and possible criminal behavior.

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