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Europe's Central Bank Goes Negative

The European Central Bank became the first major central bank to announce a negative interest rate. The ECB is trying to encourage spending in the eurozone, which has been mired in ultralow inflation.
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Sprint Might Finally Get Its Way With Possible T-Mobile Deal

Reports say that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is at hand. Sprint has made no secret of its designs on its smaller rival; why are the companies considering a deal now?
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Sprint Is Reportedly Close To Deal To Buy T-Mobile For $32 Billion

If the sale goes through, T-Mobile would join Sprint as the second U.S. wireless company acquired by Japan's Softbank. It would unite America's third- and fourth-ranked carriers.
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Couple Goes High-Tech And Low Cost For Their Big Day

Putting on a wedding in New York City can be financial suicide. But one young couple, profiled in Fast Company, say they priced their upcoming celebration at just $10,000 by using online startups.
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A Master's In Media...From Conde Nast?

Architectural Digest, Wired, Vogue, Gourmet...why a magazine brand is getting into the education business.
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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.
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There's Trouble In The Job Market For Black College Graduates

If you're a black college graduate, a degree won't guarantee success in the job market. That's according to a recent report by the Center for Economic Policy Research. Host Michel Martin learns more.
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What's Keeping Some Graduates From Getting Hired?

This year's college graduates may have better job prospects than those in recent times, but not everyone is landing their dream job. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax shares more.
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Slots Revenue Revives Horse Racing in Maryland

In anticipation of this weekend's Belmont Stakes, and in honor of Triple Crown contender California Chrome's Maryland roots, Kojo explores how revenue from slot machine gambling has revived horse racing and breeding in Maryland.

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Minimum Wage Hikes Popular, But May Not Spread Everywhere

Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.

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