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Changing Roles And Workplace Policies For Fathers

Guest host Lisa Desjardins and a panel of guests discuss how fatherhood today is different than for previous generations and what that means for families, workplaces and society.

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Economic Asteroids! No Interest Rate Hike Expected From Fed Yet

As Fed Chair Janet Yellen tries to chart a course forward for the economy, there are some warning lights blinking on her radar. Wages are rising but there are worries that job growth may have stalled.
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Bonds Pay Less Than Zero As Investors Flee To Safety

Germany became the latest country where investors are paying the government for the privilege of owning bonds. It's usually the other way around. Global economic fears are driving this unusual trend.
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Developers Recycle Suburban Office Parks For New Age

Suburban office parks and corporate campuses look increasingly like dinosaurs as corporate America downsizes and chases a younger workforce into city centers. But some developers are trying to recycle older office parks for the information age.
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Microsoft To Buy Tech Giant LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

Microsoft announced it's buying another tech giant, LinkedIn, for $26.2 billion. The companies, both leaders in the productivity marketplace, believe the move could boost their income potential by 50 percent in that market. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, talks on the massive deal began in March.
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With Minimum Wage Fight Over, D.C. Activists Hope To Eliminate Tipped Wage

D.C.'s tipped wage is set to go up from $2.77 to $5, but some labor activists want to get rid of it altogether.

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Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion, Pursuing 'Productivity' Industry

To put it in terms runners will understand, the price tag is roughly $1 billion for each mile of a marathon. It's a bet on a new kind of connected professional workplace.
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Many Manufacturing Workers Don't Make Enough To Keep Off Public Assistance

A UC Berkeley's Labor Center study suggests that many American manufacturing jobs aren't paying enough to keep workers off of public assistance. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Center's, Ken Jacobs.
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Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction treatment is a growth market, and private equity firms are buying up treatment centers and chains. But it's too soon to say how this might affect access to care and quality.
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House Approves Bipartisan Bill To Address Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

The bill, which still needs to be approved by the Senate, would appoint a seven-person board that could restructure the territory's debts. Puerto Rico owes more than $70 billion.

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