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Billionaire Investor George Soros Sees Economic Trouble Ahead

The last time the hedge fund founder started making big defensive investing moves was right before the worst financial crisis to hit the U.S. since the Great Depression.
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Challenges For The Democratic Party And The Presidential Race Ahead

Hillary Clinton has the delegates to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Bernie Sanders vows to stay in the race. Please join us to discuss challenges for the Democratic Party and the presidential race ahead.

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Bust Times In Oil-Rich Venezuela: 'The Banks Don't Have Money To Give Out'

New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey talks about life in Venezuela, where the collapse in oil prices has caused shortages of everything, including water, electricity, medicine and cash.
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Washington, D.C., Is Latest To Raise Minimum Wage

Lawmakers unanimously approve a measure hiking the hourly minimum wage to $15, pending ratification. The District joins a growing number of cities and states raising pay for some lower-wage workers.
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U.S. Lawmakers Scrutinize China's Bid To Buy Agrichemical Giant Syngenta

Although Syngenta is a Swiss company, it does more than a quarter of its business in the U.S. So the U.S. government is reviewing whether the sale will be a threat to national security.
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U.S. Workers Are Skeptical, But China Says It Will Restrain Steel Output

At the end of a two-day meeting, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to work on reducing the world's steel glut. But U.S. companies and workers said they were skeptical that China will really act.
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D.C. Takes First Step Toward $15 Minimum Wage

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill increasing the city's minimum wage to $15 by 2020. The tipped wage would also go up, from $2.77 to $5, over the same time period. Mayor Muriel Bowser supports the bill.
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An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy

Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks following a weak jobs report for May. An update on the state of the U.S. economy. A look at interest rates, employment and prospects for wage growth.

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D.C. Poised To Adopt $15 Minimum Wage, Give Restaurant Workers A Boost

The D.C. Council is poised to give initial approval to a bill increasing the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Tipped restaurant workers will also see a pay hike, though not as big.

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Fed Chair Yellen Says Weak Jobs Report Raises Questions For Economy

U.S. employment is one of many uncertainties Federal Reserve officials are weighing as they consider raising interest rates. Overall, Yellen expects ongoing economic recovery and growth to continue.

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