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Big U.S. Companies Are Weighing In On This Week's 'Brexit' Vote, Too

U.S. firms that do business in the United Kingdom, such as Mars and Chase, are speaking out against the idea of the U.K. leaving the EU. They say it would complicate their operations in Europe.
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The Future Of The Sharing Economy And What It Means For Work

"The Sharing Economy" may be a misnomer; expert Arun Sundararajan says it's more like "crowd-based capitalism." And it's changing our country's economy and how we think about employment. Sundararajan and The Washington Post's Emily Badger discuss the so-called Sharing Economy of today and tomorrow, and what it could mean for the future of work.

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Nigeria Prepares For Drastic Economic Changes

Nigeria is Africa's largest economy. Reuters correspondent Alexis Akwagyiram explains why President Muhammadu Buhari wants to stop pegging the country's currency to the U.S. dollar.
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Irish Voters Share 'Brexit' Opposition To Protect Economic Interests

Many Irish citizens living in Britain can vote in Thursday's referendum on European Union membership. Ireland, with billions of trade dollars at risk, wants them to vote to keep the UK in the EU.
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Iraqi Ambassador: 'There Always Has To Be An Interdependency' To Address Global Terrorism

Now that Iraqi forces are retaking Fallujah, what is next? NPR's Rachel Martin sat down with Lukman Faily, Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S., to talk about his country's future and America's role in it.
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Rio's Governor Declares 'State Of Calamity' Ahead Of Olympic Games

Just seven weeks before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, the governor of Rio de Janeiro has declared a "state of calamity." He says the state's government is bankrupt.
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Russia Aims To Profit Big From Arktika, World's Largest Icebreaker Ship

Russia on Thursday launched the new, nuclear powered icebreaker Arktika in St Petersburg. It shows Russia's ambitions to control the top of the world in the 21st century.
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U.S. Economic Recovery Looks Good Compared With Sluggish Europe, Asia

The recovery might feel slow to many U.S. workers, but the United States is in far better shape than other developed countries, according to an organization that tracks global growth.
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In Fight For More Housing In Washington, Groups Hope To Make Case For 'Yes'

The NIMBY or "not in my backyard" impulse is strong in cities like Washington D.C., but what if there was an organized group of YIMBYs to balance them?

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'Shakespearean Drama' At Viacom As 5 Board Members Are Ousted

Media mogul Sumner Redstone, 93, has moved to replace five board members of Viacom Inc., including the chairman and CEO whom he has considered a surrogate son.

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