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Fact-Check: GOP Candidates On Taxes And Downgrades

The US doesn't have the highest taxes in the world ... but it's close if you're talking about corporate taxes.
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After Cruz Win, How Important Is Candidate Stance On Ethanol?

Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?
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States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.
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Unemployment May Be Dropping, But It's Still Twice As High For Blacks

The jobless rate fell is at an eight-year low, the government reported today. But for blacks, the rate is still 8.8 percent — a bit lower than worst unemployment whites experienced in the recession.
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Obama Celebrates 'Durable Economy' As Unemployment Drops Below 5 Percent

The January jobs report indicated unemployment was at 4.9 percent, the lowest rate since the recession. But the U.S. only added 151,000 jobs, missing economists' expectations of 190,000 new jobs.
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Jobless Rate Dipped To 4.9 Percent In January

After a hiring spree in the final three months of 2015, U.S. employers added just 151,000 jobs last month.
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Rental Property Shortages Contribute To Record High Rents

A new report from the Commerce Department finds that rents have hit historic highs. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman about the state of the rental market.
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With Oil Prices Languishing, Shell Reports 80 Percent Drop In Earnings

The company is the latest industry giant to report huge drops in earnings from 2014 to 2015. BP, Exxon and Chevron have also seen their revenues fall steeply.
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The White House And Congress Debate Efforts To Address Puerto Rico's Growing Economic Crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has warned for months that the U.S. territory is in a "death spiral" with its crushing $72 billion debt. Join us to discuss Puerto Rico's financial crisis and new actions being considered by the White House and Congress.

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Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow Suit

Intel is revealing more details about its diversity goals — the ones the chipmaker has met and failed to meet — than any other Silicon Valley giant to date.

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