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Swiss Voters Reject Guaranteed-Income Proposal

Voters took a dim view of a plan that would have mandated a basic monthly income for all of Switzerland's 8.1 million residents, regardless of employment status.
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How Donald Trump Could Benefit In November From A Bad Economy

Economic studies suggest that when people feel economic pain, they punish the sitting president's party.
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U.S., China Officials Gather For Annual Strategic Meeting

David Greene talks to Bill Bishop, writer of the Sinocism Chinese Newsletter, about what's on the agenda for this year's U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.
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Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp

Why are chefs adopting sea greens in their cuisine? They're tasty and nutritious, and growing them is good for the planet. Maine's budding seaweed business is boosting an endangered coastal economy.
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Gentrification Pressures Weigh On The Economy

For this week's Hanging On, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with poet and activist Bobby LeFebre about gentrification in North Denver. LeFebre has watched his neighborhood change over the past 15 years.
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How Should You Look At The Jobs Report? Try These Different Angles

The latest monthly jobs report showed a sharp slowdown in hiring. Economists, who didn't see the drop coming, suggest reasons ranging from a workers' strike to presidential politics.
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Coding While Black: Hacking The Future Of The Tech Industry

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, with many tech companies employing a tiny number of African-Americans in key jobs. In Atlanta, black techies are working to diversify the industry's future.
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Jobs Growth Slows Dramatically In May

The Labor Department says in May, employers added just 38,000 workers to payrolls. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast the report would show 158,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, but only because so many people dropped out of the workforce. Forecasters had expected the unemployment rate to hold steady at 5 percent.
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Mixed Employment News: Job Growth Slowed In May; Joblessness Dropped

Job growth was at a crawl in May, according to the government's monthly report released Friday; only 38,000 new jobs were added to payrolls. But unemployment fell to it's lowest level since 2007.
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U.S. Economy Adds Just 38,000 Jobs In May, Far Short Of Expectations

Economists had anticipated 160,000 new jobs, even factoring in a large strike by Verizon employees. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined because of people dropping out of the workforce.

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