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The View From The Northeast: Economic Concerns

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about economic concerns voters have in the Northeast, and how they might affect the election.
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Ticketmaster Issues Free Ticket Vouchers In Lawsuit Settlement

Ticketmaster is now making discounts and free tickets available as part of its settlement in a class-action lawsuit over fees. NPR checks in on how well that's working.
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What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

Mat Johnson grew up poor, but managed to land in the middle class as an adult. Still, he says, opportunities for advancement are few and far between, and it's all too easy to slide back economically.
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If Your Job Is To Attract Investments Here, Then 'Brexit' Could Hurt

The U.K. is the largest source of foreign investments in the U.S. Representatives of state economic development teams weigh in on the possible impact of a "Brexit" on business in their states.
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Clinton Stings Trump On Economy: 'We Can't Let Him Bankrupt America'

Hillary Clinton delivered a stinging indictment today of Donald Trump's business record and his economic policy, an effort to undermine what he has billed as one of his chief qualifications.
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D.C. Legislators Give Final Approval To $15 Minimum Wage, Bowser Will Sign Bill

Under the bill, the minimum wage in D.C. will increase to $15 by 2020, and the tipped wage earned by restaurant workers will rise to $5 from the current $2.77.
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The Brexit Vote And What's At Stake For Europe And The US

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union: Join us to discuss what an exit vote could mean for the U.S., remaining EU members and the postwar structure of Europe.

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Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.
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Big U.S. Companies Are Weighing In On This Week's 'Brexit' Vote, Too

U.S. firms that do business in the United Kingdom, such as Mars and Chase, are speaking out against the idea of the U.K. leaving the EU. They say it would complicate their operations in Europe.
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The Future Of The Sharing Economy And What It Means For Work

"The Sharing Economy" may be a misnomer; expert Arun Sundararajan says it's more like "crowd-based capitalism." And it's changing our country's economy and how we think about employment. Sundararajan and The Washington Post's Emily Badger discuss the so-called Sharing Economy of today and tomorrow, and what it could mean for the future of work.

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