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As U.S. Economy Grows, Many Americans Struggle To Face Trade-Offs

Many economists say stronger growth is a reliable path toward boosting opportunity. But they also agree that many Americans are not ready to face the trade-offs that come with a more dynamic economy.
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Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.
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Harvard University Endowment Posts 2 Percent Loss On Investments

The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.
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Amid A Business Boom, A Wealth Gap Between Races Leaves Some Struggling

The growing gap between America's rich and poor plagues many cities, including Boston, where the economy is flourishing. But a legacy of racial discrimination has left a huge wealth divide.
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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.
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Fed Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate, But Still Expects Increase

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.
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Springfield, Ohio, Launches Efforts To Restart Struggling Economy

It's population has shrunk and many of its manufacturing jobs have also disappeared. The city is working hard on a turnaround plan, but young people are still more likely to leave than stay.
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Trump Says African-Americans Are In Their 'Worst Shape' Ever. The Data Disagrees

A look at major indicators suggests that while African-Americans lag behind the rest of the country in many key areas, they've also experienced steady economic and socioeconomic gains.
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Are The Warehouses Around Union Market Worth Saving?

Developers are transforming the area of Northeast D.C. around Union Market into a foodie destination, but preservationists say the area should preserved as a historic district.

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November Voters Will Be Asked To Raise Taxes To Fund Transit Projects

Ballot measures in more than 30 cities would raise $200 billion to expand rail and bus lines, to build new transit stations and to fix and replace aging transit infrastructure.

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