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Teens Hoping For More Jobs, Higher Wages This Summer

Younger workers are likely to find more job opportunities and better wages. But still, it's tough out there. The May unemployment rate for teens was 17.9 percent, about triple the national average.
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Economy Beats Expectations, Adding 280K New Jobs In May

The Labor Department says the jobless rate increased to 5.5 percent as more Americans who had been sitting on the sidelines begin looking for work.
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IMF Recommends Fed Officials Rethink Plans To Raise Interest Rates

The U.S. economic outlook is positive, despite slower than expected growth in the first quarter. Renee Montagne talks to Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, about some of the group's recommendations.
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Hiring Ticks Up In May — But Unemployment Rate Does, Too

The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 280,000 jobs. The pickup in hiring brought more people back into the workforce, which pushed the unemployment rate up a notch to 5.5 percent.
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As Campaign Ramps Up, Clinton Courts Obama Coalition Voters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for policies to make it easier for people to vote. She trying to attract young people, single women, Hispanics and African-American voters.
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Broke And Barred From Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico Seeks Outside Cash

It's been called the "Greece of the Caribbean." Puerto Rico is more than $72 billion in debt. But because it's not a state, it can't use bankruptcy protection to help it restructure its debt.
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Downgrade: How State Credit Ratings Could Impact The 2016 Race

How well a governor has handled his state's finances can help or hurt him. That's especially true in a presidential campaign when nine current and former governors could vie for the White House.
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Introducing The First Non-Medical Intern Union In The U.S.

At the American Teachers Federation, the union's interns are putting their foot down. After about a year of negotiating, they have voted to form their own union.
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Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.
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How To Make A Living In Cash-Poor Zimbabwe

The country's in crisis. But Fortunate Nyakupinda manages to earn a living by selling secondhand clothes. Although she'll be the first to tell you: A $10 profit disappears in a flash.

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