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Try, Try Again: O'Malley Schedules Special Session On Gambling

Gov. Martin O'Malley wants Maryland lawmakers to take yet another stab at expanding gambling in the state with a special session Aug. 9.

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The U.S. Economy, Sliced And Diced In Two Graphics

Economic growth slowed in the second quarter. We look at just how the U.S. economy breaks down into goods and services.
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FCC Funds Will Help Expand High-Speed Internet In Virginia

Virginia will get $2 million from the federal government to help extend high-speed internet access to some rural areas of the state.

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Economy Slowed Further In Second Quarter

The nation's gross domestic product grew at a 1.5 percent annual rate, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates, down from a 2 percent pace in the first quarter.
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We Set Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

What is striking about all the offshore services available today is that while they are totally legal, the system seems to make it easy to get away with things that are not legal.
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A Different Road To Work, Bypassing College Dreams

With college costs rising and student debt mounting, some high school graduates in Charlotte, N.C., are opting for an alternative route: European-style apprenticeships. One straight-A student has shifted her sights from an international relations degree to becoming an engineer.
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Part 1: 'It's Complicated': The Federal Government And The D.C. Region

The D.C. area's many ties to the federal government make the local debate about federal spending particularly complicated — but residents in the region are willing to have that deeper discussion. 

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The Disagreement Behind Our Economic Platform

Getting economists of different stripes to agree on Planet Money's six policy proposals wasn't easy — and panel member Dean Baker says the disagreements matter.

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