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A Brief History Of America's Middle Class

What does it mean to be middle class in the U.S.? Over the past century, the idea of the "middle class" has gone through a number of drastic transformations.
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Venezuela Is In Crisis. Its Economy Is In A Tailspin

The South American country is experiencing widespread shortages of food and medicine, along with rolling power blackouts. All of which have sparked rioting and large anti-government protests.
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Life-Size Noah's Ark To Open Amid A Flood Of Skepticism

The replica opens in Williamstown, Ky., this week. The group behind Ark Encounter and many local officials say it will be an economic boon to the area, but some locals are skeptical.
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Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

They were earning a little less than $3.50 a day. Then their bonus was cut. They didn't trust their union to stand up for them. So they had only one choice.
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If Some Homeowner Trends Continue, Signs Of Another Housing Bubble Ahead

Double-digit price rises, easy credit and no money down — these all led to a housing bubble a decade ago. NPR's Rachel Martin asks UCLA economist Stephen Oliner if we are headed for disaster.
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Don't Panic Over 'Brexit,' Former Bank Of England Governor Says

Markets reacted quickly and negatively to the U.K. referendum results. But Lord Mervyn King, who spent 10 years as the governor of the Bank of England, says some of the dire warnings are overblown.
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'Brexit' Hits The Big Screen: U.K. Film Industry Rattled By Referendum

Many film and television productions in the U.K. rely on tax breaks and funding from the EU. They say they're nervous for what the "Brexit" results could mean for their business.
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Mixed Reaction In Puerto Rico To New Financial Oversight Board

President Obama signed into law the implementation of a financial oversight board for Puerto Rico, which has been trapped in a fiscal crisis. But it's not a permanent solution.
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Will Brexit Put A Damper On The U.K.'s Global Generosity?

The U.K. gives billions of pounds to the developing world. Will this benevolent spirit survive in the wake of Brexit?
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With Britain Leaving, European Union Looks For New Financial Hub

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to The New York Times reporter James Stewart about the new financial hub for the European Union in place of London, following Britain's vote to leave the bloc.

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