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WAMU 88.5

For Nonprofits Tackling Poverty, Collaboration Remains Important Hurdle

Of all the efficiencies created in trying to end poverty for good, the Padua Project may have made its biggest dent simply by getting organizations with the same mission to work together. 

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Zombie Docket Keeps Foreclosures From The Financial Crisis Alive

After the housing market crash, a lot of foreclosure cases got started and then were abandoned. A court clerk in Queens discovered it's hard, lonely work to tie up a loose end of the financial crisis.
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FACT CHECK: Donald Trump And The Victimization Of U.S. Steel

Is Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. steel industry fell victim to dumping, unfair trade pacts and self-serving politicians accurate?
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Mexico Gets First Independent Gas Station In Over 75 Years

The first non-state-run gas station has opened in Mexico in more than 75 years, breaking the monopoly on fuel and opening the possibility that fuel prices could become more competitive.
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Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.
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When Botswana Sells Its Big Diamond, Who Will Benefit?

It's the largest found in over a century and is valued at $70 million. How much do sales like this help the country?
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Brexit Makes Investors Nervous, But U.K. Recession Isn't Certain

Last week's Brexit vote sent financial markets tumbling. It also raised questions about the future of the U.K. economy. Analysts now expect slower growth but not an immediate tumble into recession.
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Volkswagen Reaches $14.7 Billion Settlement In Emissions Cheating Scheme

Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle major claims in the U.S. against the company over its emissions cheating scheme.
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Volkswagen Dealer Reacts To Emissions Scandal Settlement

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Matt Welch, a Volkswagen dealer in Auburn, Washington, after the company announced a settlement related to its emissions scandal.
WAMU 88.5

Taking The Personal Approach To Lifting People Out Of Poverty

If a nonprofit is going to end poverty, it has to take a deep personal interest in its clients. Caseworkers for the Padua Project do it by having client loads that are a fraction of similar social service agencies, but does it work?

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