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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.
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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.
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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on Jan. 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.
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Back to Reality for Brazil

With the World Cup over, Brazil faces a stagnant economy, poor infrastructure, and wide dissatisfaction with government policies. Kojo explores what's next for the United States' biggest South American trade partner.

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Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs In Company's History

Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs in the next year. That's 14 percent of the company's global workforce, and the largest reduction in its history. The changes reflect Microsoft's shift to mobile.
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Latest Wrinkle In The Jobs Debate: Blame The Boomers

Half the drop in the labor force can be explained by retirements, a White House economic report concludes. And the other half of missing workers may yet be lured back, but only with better policies.
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U.S. Firms Beat Corporate Taxes By Moving Their Headquarters Abroad

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about corporate income taxes. Many businesses, analysts and politicians argue the U.S. system is broken.
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Proposal To Allow State Tolls On Interstates Hits Roadblocks

President Obama has proposed allowing states to collect tolls on interstate highways as a way of raising funds to pay for reconstructing those roads. Most of the interstate system is toll free.
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Treasury Secretary Calls For Corporate Tax Code Overhaul

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is asking U.S. companies to show their patriotism by resisting the temptation to reduce their tax bill by moving abroad. He was interviewed by CNBC on Wednesday.

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