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Summer Food Program Tries To Reach At-Risk Kids

For millions of kids, being out of school means missing out on a free or reduced-price meal. Summer food programs try to meet the need but for every child they reach, seven more kids miss out.
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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?
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Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.
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The Obstacles And Opportunities Of Nigeria's Exploding Economy

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. She speaks with Audie Cornish about how Nigeria has been coping with the militant group Boko Haram and the responsibilities attendant with becoming Africa's largest economy.
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Summit Focuses Investors On Africa's Energy Opportunities

The U.S., World Bank and private companies are announcing billions of dollars in investment in Africa. President Obama says the U.S. wants to be a good partner with Africa.
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Obama Says U.S. Exports Have Room To Run In Africa

The White House says U.S. exports to Africa have jumped 40 percent in five years. But the administration says growth can be even faster. "I want Africans buying more American products," Obama said.
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Obama Touts Improved Climate For U.S. Businesses

In an interview with The Economist, President Obama said no matter how you look at it, the U.S. economy is better off than when he took office, and that most U.S. businesses have done well.
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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.
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Africa: The Richest Region For Young Workers And Consumers

Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.
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Hospitals And Health Plans See The Future Very Differently

Are we going back to the bad old days of big increases in health care spending or is the modest boost of recent years here to stay? It really depends on who you ask — insurers or hospitals.

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