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Fairfax Debates a Meal Tax

airfax County residents will vote on whether to adopt a four percent meal tax ballot measure on November's ballot. We explore why the ballot question has become such a hot-button issue in the county.

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Who Pays Federal Income Taxes And Who Does Not

In the first presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump said he was smart not to have paid federal taxes. Tax exemptions for individuals: who pays federal income taxes, who does not -- and why.

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Report: Wells Fargo Considers Clawing Back Executive Pay Over Fake-Account Scandal

The Wall Street Journal says the bank's board reportedly hopes to resolve the issue ahead of this week's House hearing on the unauthorized opening of as many as 2 million customer accounts.
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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Obama Power-Plant Emissions Rule

A key piece of the Obama administration's efforts to cut back on carbon emissions faces a test in court on Tuesday. An appeals court is hearing arguments on regulations announced last year.
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Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.
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Philippine President Says He'll Open Trade Alliances With China, Russia

President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he's willing to "cross the Rubicon" with the U.S., a close ally, and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier."
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A Million Dollars Goes To An App That Brings A Better Bus Commute

The $1 million Hult Prize went to team Magic Bus. By cutting wait times in Nairobi, the bus crew makes customers happy — and boosts their own income.
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Millennials Want To Be Entrepreneurs, But A Tough Economy Stands In Their Way

Millennials admire startup founders and revere self-employment, new survey findings show, but they're worried about debt and wary of starting businesses in an unforgiving economic environment.
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Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.
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Wells Fargo Case Prompts Questions Of Corporate Ethics Reform

The bank's CEO appeared before a Senate banking committee this week to answer questions about fake accounts created by more than 5,000 of his employees. Scott Simon talks with consultant Dov Seidman.

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