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Federal Reserve Refuses To Budge On Interest Rates Despite Market Highs

The U.S. Federal Reserve is still so concerned about the economy that it has put off even a small increase in interest rates. The decision comes at a time when the Dow Jones and the S&P have rallied to record highs.
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Community, Developers Grapple Over Adams Morgan Plaza

The debate over how to develop the SunTrust site in Adams Morgan raises questions about privately-held public spaces.

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U.S. Senator Takes Aim At D.C. Over... Occupational Licensing

Republican Mike Lee of Utah is proposing a bill that would streamline — or gut, depending on your point of view — the city's occupational licensing rules and regulations for dozens of professions.

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British Prime Minister Announces Key Members Of New Cabinet

Boris Johnson is Britain's new foreign secretary and David Davis will manage the country's complicated exit from the EU under Prime Minister Theresa May. She was against Brexit. They were for it.
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Montgomery County: Hungover On Liquor Laws?

Montgomery County's Prohibition-era liquor laws are a long-running frustration for local business owners and residents. Will things ever change?

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Americans Have Less Debt; Are Saving More For Emergencies

Americans are feeling more confident about their finances according to a survey released on Tuesday by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
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Despite Low Interest Rates, Governments Hesitate To Fix Infrastructure

Following Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union, investors have been moving cash into "safe havens," such as U.S. Treasury bonds. That surging demand for reliable investments has sent interest rates down to record lows. But local governments may not be able to take advantage of cheap money for infrastructure repairs.
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Examining The Increase In Long-Term Disability Payments

David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, explores the issue of federal disability checks.
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Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Calls For 'Responsible Nationalism'

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Larry Summers, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and former U.S. treasury secretary, about his op-ed in the The Washington Post regarding popular support for Brexit and Donald Trump.
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A Swiss Way For The U.K.?

Switzerland has never been a member of the European Union. Former Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey says that it could provide a potential model for the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote.

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