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Hospitals And Health Plans See The Future Very Differently

Are we going back to the bad old days of big increases in health care spending or is the modest boost of recent years here to stay? It really depends on who you ask — insurers or hospitals.
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Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge

Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.
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Forgoing School To Pay The Bills

In one predominantly Latino neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., young people are working instead of going to school at four times the national average.
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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.
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Economic Growth Hits Headlines, But Not Wallets

Despite the economy adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up and incomes have stayed stagnant. For many people, stretching every dollar is still an economic necessity.
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Stock Markets Take A Dive After Months Of Growth

On Friday, the stock markets took a dive for the first time in months. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks The Wall Street Journal's Erin McCarthy whether the mounting global conflicts had something to do with it.
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Fast Food Wages and the Role of Franchises

A new effort to boost wages for fast food workers is pitting McDonald's and its franchisees against the National Labor Relations Board. We explain the issues and the impact.

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Addressing The State Of The Union's Job Market

On the occasion of the July jobs report, Ari Shapiro speaks with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the growth in hiring and what that means for the U.S. labor market.
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In July Jobs Numbers, Fodder For Cautious Optimism

According to new numbers, the U.S. economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace in July. Employers added 209,000 jobs to their payrolls, and while the report showed the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 6.2 percent, even that was a somewhat positive sign.
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As Labor Market Advances, Millions Are Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.

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