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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.

To Lure Investors, China Links Its Two Giant Stock Markets

Chinese investors will now be allowed to directly buy stock in Hong Kong and foreign investors will be able to do the same in Shanghai. Its a small move with big implications.

As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.
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Is D.C. Transforming From A Government Town Into A Tech Hub?

Washington, D.C. is generating all sorts of buzz for its growing tech sector. Just don't try to compare it to Silicon Valley.


Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.

Banking Giants Settle Currency Manipulation Charges

Six banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase, will pay regulators more than $4 billion to settle charges they manipulated the currency exchange market to boost profits.

As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.

Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Manipulation Charges

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.