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D.C. Mayor Fleshes Out Minimum Wage Plan, Including Boost For Tipped Workers

Mayor Muriel Bowser released details of a plan she announced last month. D.C.'s minimum wage would increase to $15 an hour by 2020, and hourly wages for tipped restaurant workers would more than double by 2022.
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Do You Yahoo? Despite Dismal Reputation, Many People Still Do

Yahoo goes on the block Monday. The tech company will accept bids for its Internet businesses, properties estimated to be worth billions of dollars. Despite its reputation as a digital dinosaur, Yahoo is the third most trafficked site on the web. NPR looks at users who have stuck with Yahoo.
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A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The scale is expected to drive down the cost of electric cars and batteries that homeowners can use to store surplus solar power.
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What Britain’s Potential Exit From The EU Could Mean For Global Markets, The Migrant Crisis And Fighting Terrorism

As President Obama prepares to travel to London, the campaign to persuade British voters to stay in the EU is underway. What the 'Brexit' could mean for global markets and European efforts on the migrant crisis and terrorism.

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China Killed 1 Million U.S. Jobs, But Don't Blame Trade Deals

Candidates on the campaign trail have blasted NAFTA and the TPP. But the rhetoric has been wrong, says an MIT economist, noting it's trade with China that's done a number on U.S. manufacturing jobs.
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Why Candidates Are Out Of Sync With How Americans Really Feel About Trade

Leading candidates have tried to channel Americans' frustration when they talk about trade, but on the whole polls show Americans think trade has been good for the U.S.
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Trade Matters In 2016; This May Help You Understand Why

Candidates vying for president are talking a lot about trade. But trade is not a subject easily summed up in slogans. Here are resources to help you study up on trade and make your own decisions.
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How Do We Ensure Big Banks Aren't 'Too Big To Fail?'

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."
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After Factory Plant Closures, Job Loss, A Small N.Y. Town Struggles To Bounce Back

Small towns like Massena, N.Y., have been devastated by recent plant closures, and presidential candidates are blaming free trade agreements. Former factory workers admit they had a part to play too.
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For Couples Skipping The Ring, It Pays To Plot Out Finances

As couples live together in greater numbers, old rules about how to divide finances and plan for the future don't quite fit the modern family. Experts offer financial tips for unmarried couples.

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