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Obama Laces Up To Tout Asian Trade Deal At Nike

The president says he's pushing for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in part to boost "Made in the U.S.A." products around the world. So why make the pitch at Nike?
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One Chart That Explains A Big Issue Behind Baltimore Protests

A Harvard economist and colleagues looked at data for millions of families. They found that kids living in Baltimore City went on to make less money than their peers in adulthood.
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'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

President Obama is turning his My Brother's Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency. He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday.
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Recovery Begins For Small Businesses Hit By Baltimore Riots

Stores in Baltimore are welcoming customers back Monday as the National Guard begins to move out. But the small mom-and-pop stores in the neighborhood are in for a long road to recovery.
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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.
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Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.
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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.
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Bottom Drops Out Of Syria's Currency Causing Economic Hardship

In the past, Iran has helped out with credit lines. But now, an Iranian official has instead encouraged the Syrians to "develop a resistance economy" like Iran's sanctions-strapped fiscal management.
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Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour

Aetna, the giant health insurance company, raised its minimum wage this month. CEO Mark Bertolini says he expects the raise will pay for itself through increased productivity.
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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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