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Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.
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Chicago's Credit Rating Is Downgraded

Earlier this week, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Chicago's credit rating to junk status. How did the city's finances reach this point?
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Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.
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Group Makes Character Key Part Of Reducing Baltimore Unemployment

For years now, the Center for Urban Families has provided training in the city's poorest neighborhood. People don't just work on their resumes, but also attitude and life skills.
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'Planet Money' Does The Math On 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'

The Six Million Dollar Man TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: The Six Billion Dollar Man. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.
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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.
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What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?

Six months after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michel Martin heads there to hear from the artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the city's future.
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Fast-Track Trade Measure Clears Key Senate Hurdle

The 65-33 vote comes two days after senators rejected a measure to take up the bill giving President Obama fast-track trade authority.
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The Georgelas Family: Three Generations Of Building Fairfax County

John Georgelas built his first home in 1963 from a kit ordered through a catalog. More than 50 years later, his family is playing a major role in the redevelopment  of Tyson's Corner.

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Fairfax County's Economy, Long Driven By Uncle Sam, Seeks A New Engine

The county is chock full of empty office space, due to a reduction in spending by the federal government, leaving local officials seeking ways to make up the difference.

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