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Economy Hurts Young Adults Looking For Their First Job

Youth unemployment is double the national rate. Renee Montagne talks to Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege Inc. and Courtney Hawkins of the Federation Employment & Guidance Service Bronx Youth Center.
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Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks

Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.
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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.
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Flood Plan Leaves Clarksville, Mo., Residents On Their Own

The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.
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Detroit Shuts Off Water As It Tries To Collect Millions Owed

This year, 17,000 customers have had their water shut off because of late payments. Residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.
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Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems

Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to reconnect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound even if dads and kids don't live together.
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Global Boom In Asset Prices Leads To Worries About Market Bubbles

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.
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To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along

An anti-poverty agency in Ohio says the breakdown of the family is undermining all its other efforts, so it is focusing on teaching moms and dads how their relationship impacts their child.
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With Default 23 Days Away, A Little Clause Could Cost Argentina Big

After missing a June 30 deadline, Argentina has a 30-day grace period to pay investors $539 million in interest. Otherwise, the country will default on its debts. Argentinian officials argue they can't make the payment without triggering other debt payments that would bankrupt the country.
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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.

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