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Federal Court Blocks Challenge To Social Cost Of Carbon

Economists call it the social cost of carbon. A single number that is supposed to reflect all of the costs society incurs when people burn fossil fuels. That number is now part of federal regulations, and some industries aren't happy.
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Long-Troubled D.C. Regulatory Agency Gets Week-Long Review From Mayor

Mayors tend to be big-picture people, but this week Muriel Bowser is getting deep into the weeds over at the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
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Student Debt And Rethinking The Value Of A College Degree

Americans have accumulated $1.3 trillion in student debt. College graduates can earn more over time compared to high school graduates, but many now question the net benefit of a college degree. A look at the student debt crisis and plans from the presidential candidates.

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Vincent Orange Departs Early From D.C. Council, Touting 'Service Above Self'

Orange is headed to the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, but it remains to be seen how actively he'll be able to lobby his former colleagues on matter of importance to the city's businesses.
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Hillary Clinton’s Economic Plan And New Questions About The Clinton Foundation

Hillary Clinton details her economic plan as another batch of emails is released from her time as secretary of state. Analysis of her vision for jobs and trade—and new questions about the relationship between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

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District Residents Have The Most Student Debt In The U.S.

A new study ranks Washington as the worst place in America for student debt. But it’s not as bad as it sounds.

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How Gig Economy Workers Make A Living

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with economics professor Alan Krueger of Princeton University about how people participate in the gig economy — particularly as Uber drivers — to supplement their incomes.
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Cuba Prepares For Onslaught Of American Tourists As Commercial Flights Open Up

Commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba begin this fall, and Cubans are preparing for a wave of American tourists. But some wonder how the surge in visitors might alter the island's slow pace.
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Activists Gather To Push For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.
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Airbnb Hikes Paris Rental Housing Market Prices

The city of Berlin just banned Airbnb because it was swallowing up long-term rentals and driving up prices. Paris is now struggling to temper the explosion of the rental site for the same reasons.

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