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Analysis Of Donald Trump’s New Economic Plan

After a rocky few weeks for his campaign, Donald Trump releases his new economic plan. Analysis of his proposals on taxes, trade and financial regulation – and how he’s distinguishing himself from Hillary Clinton.

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Trump Unveils His Proposal To Reshape America's Tax System

Steve Inskeep talks to economist and syndicated columnist Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about Donald Trump's economic vision.
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Wal-Mart Acquires Jet.Com For $3.3 Billion To Challenge Amazon

Wal-Mart is buying the discount e-commerce startup, Jet.com. With the $3.3 billion acquisition, Wal-Mart hopes to become more formidable in online shopping and mount a challenge to Amazon, the top online retailer.
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The First Amendment Meets Trump's New D.C. Hotel

When Trump's hotel opens on Pennsylvania Avenue, will you be able to protest it?

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FACT CHECK: Donald Trump Unveils His Economic Plan In Major Detroit Speech

In a vision described as "Winning The Global Competition," the GOP nominee is proposing three tax brackets and would limit taxes on all forms of business income as well as end the estate tax.

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The Increasing Global Demand For Sand

A construction boom in Asia and Africa, and coastal restoration efforts worldwide, are creating a global demand for sand. The increase in sand excavation in oceans and rivers and the impact on the environment. Diane Rehm and a panel of guests discuss the impact this is having on coastal communities and ecosystems around the world.

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Tech Companies Embrace Election Season

More than ever before, U.S. elections are a business opportunity. Social media companies are capitalizing on attention spent on the candidates.
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U.S. Economy Continues Growth Ahead Of Presidential Election

With new jobs numbers out Friday and the recent anemic growth in the GDP, NPR takes stock of the economy three months before the election.
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July Jobs Report Reflects Strong Numbers, Defying Expectations

A stronger than expected jobs report from the Labor Department on Friday showed that employers added 255,000 jobs to payrolls in July. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent.
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Trump Names Wall Street And Real Estate Titans As Economic Advisers

Donald Trump's list is heavy with successful Wall Street and real estate industry figures, but short of actual economists.

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