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Modern Television Portrays Complex View Of The Middle Class

As part of the All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," we take a look at how the middle class has been portrayed on television.
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Federal Judge Throws Out Uber Driver Class-Action Settlement Offer

Uber drivers claims that they should be compensated as employees, not independent contractors, get a boost. Negotiators for the drivers had okayed the deal but the judge wasn't satisfied.
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Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

For some climate activists, the personal decision to have a child is also fraught with moral consequences: the negative impact on the environment, and on the quality of life for those children.
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Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs Would Be Harder Than It Sounds

On the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump frequently promises to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But how realistic is it to think he could do that, if elected?
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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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