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Cuba Prepares For Onslaught Of American Tourists As Commercial Flights Open Up

Commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba begin this fall, and Cubans are preparing for a wave of American tourists. But some wonder how the surge in visitors might alter the island's slow pace.
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Activists Gather To Push For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.
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Airbnb Hikes Paris Rental Housing Market Prices

The city of Berlin just banned Airbnb because it was swallowing up long-term rentals and driving up prices. Paris is now struggling to temper the explosion of the rental site for the same reasons.
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Verizon Transforms To Contend In Silicon Valley

After acquiring Yahoo, Verizon ranks third in digital advertising and is a major player in media and tech. It wants to play in the Silicon Valley sandbox — but don't expect a full transformation yet.
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How Did Trump's and Clinton's Economic Policy Speeches Compare?

While both candidates diverge vastly on many issues, they also have some surprising areas of agreement.
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Platform Check: Trump, Clinton Deliver Competing Economic Policy Speeches

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to economist Diane Swonk about the economic plans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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In The Pacific Northwest, Oil Train Derailment Highlights Potential Dangers

The number of trains carrying oil along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington could dramatically increase. There's a plan to ship more oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota to a proposed oil terminal in southwest Washington state. An oil train derailment earlier this year has shown the potential danger faced by the region.
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2 Resign From Panel Set Up To Rehab Panama's Financial System

Millions of documents — dubbed the Panama Papers — were released earlier this year that showed how a local law firm hid the money of the world's rich and famous in offshore accounts.
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After Criticism, Trump Adds Women To His Economic Advisory Team

The new advisers include several longtime GOP fundraisers and critics of Hillary Clinton. The GOP presidential nominee's initial list last week consisted entirely of white men.
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Hillary Clinton Outlines Economic Policy In Rebuttal To Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton's economic speech Thursday in Michigan is intended to be a rejoinder to Donald Trump's earlier address on the same subject in the same state.

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