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Democrats Sound Similar Alarm On College Affordability

Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan to make college more affordable on Monday. How does it compare with the proposals of her Democratic opponents?
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Europe's Growing Migrant And Refugee Crisis

More than 200,000 migrants and refugees have reached Europe this year. Many are fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on the cross-border crisis and proposals to address it.

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Why The Nation's Rental Market Is Exploding

More Americans are renting, rather than buying their home. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
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In Music City, Rents Keep Going Up And Up

Nashville, Tenn., is experiencing a hot rental market. In some places it's at levels that are at 40 percent or more of household income. That's a level economists consider "risky."
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Watchdog: Consumers 'More Responsible' With Credit Card Debt

Before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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You're The Judge: Can The Job Market Stand Interest Rate Hikes?

On Friday, the Labor Department said the July unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent. If you had to choose, would you take that to mean the economy is too cool or too hot? Weigh the evidence.
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Unemployment Rate Steady As Economy Adds 215,000 Jobs

The July numbers were roughly in line with economists' expectations, and likely were strong enough to keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates.
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Jobs Numbers Suggest A Healthy Economy — And May Let Fed Nudge Rates Up

The economy likely added about 220,000 jobs in July, according to surveys of economists. That just about matches the job creation number for June, and should put the unemployment rate at 5.3 percent.
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Suez Canal Expansion Opened With Pomp And Ceremony

The $8.5 billion project includes a new 22-mile channel to allow two-way traffic and the deepening and widening of other parts of the canal to accommodate larger vessels.
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Startups' Need For Speed Nudges Montgomery County To Install New Wireless Network

Young companies at the Silver Spring Innovation Center will have access to UltraGig, a "wireless fiber" setup that offers high-speed Internet access.

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