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World's Steel Makers To China: Time To Cut The Glut

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says the United States will join other nations in trying to curb China's steel output. Chinese steelmakers are overproducing, hurting prices and jobs, she says.
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Breaking Up The Banks May Be More Complicated Than It Seems

Bernie Sanders says one of his first acts as president would be to begin the process of breaking up big banks. But there's a problem: The president doesn't really have any direct authority to do so.
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The Local Effect Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Kojo will examine Maryland's economy and this race through the lens of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest trade deal in a generation.

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Local Verizon Workers on Strike

Verizon's union workforce has been on strike for nearly a week. We discuss how the work stoppage has affected the D.C. area - and what the impasse means for local workers.

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D.C. Mayor Fleshes Out Minimum Wage Plan, Including Boost For Tipped Workers

Mayor Muriel Bowser released details of a plan she announced last month. D.C.'s minimum wage would increase to $15 an hour by 2020, and hourly wages for tipped restaurant workers would more than double by 2022.
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Do You Yahoo? Despite Dismal Reputation, Many People Still Do

Yahoo goes on the block Monday. The tech company will accept bids for its Internet businesses, properties estimated to be worth billions of dollars. Despite its reputation as a digital dinosaur, Yahoo is the third most trafficked site on the web. NPR looks at users who have stuck with Yahoo.
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A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The scale is expected to drive down the cost of electric cars and batteries that homeowners can use to store surplus solar power.
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What Britain’s Potential Exit From The EU Could Mean For Global Markets, The Migrant Crisis And Fighting Terrorism

As President Obama prepares to travel to London, the campaign to persuade British voters to stay in the EU is underway. What the 'Brexit' could mean for global markets and European efforts on the migrant crisis and terrorism.

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China Killed 1 Million U.S. Jobs, But Don't Blame Trade Deals

Candidates on the campaign trail have blasted NAFTA and the TPP. But the rhetoric has been wrong, says an MIT economist, noting it's trade with China that's done a number on U.S. manufacturing jobs.
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Why Candidates Are Out Of Sync With How Americans Really Feel About Trade

Leading candidates have tried to channel Americans' frustration when they talk about trade, but on the whole polls show Americans think trade has been good for the U.S.

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