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David Crisp To Be Sentenced In Massive Mortgage Fraud Case

Steve Inskeep talks to Gary Silverman of the Financial Times about a real estate fraud scheme that helped make Bakersfield, Calif., one of the home foreclosure capitals of the country.
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When Planning For The Future, Women Have Been Hands Off

Women earn more than ever but their attitude about investing hasn't kept pace. They lack confidence, experts say, and fear they, like Cate Blanchett's character in Blue Jasmine, will run out of money.
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Ford Investment In Ohio Plants Boosts Midwest Car Manufacturing

Ford Motor Company is adding 300 jobs and investing $500 million at its plant in Lima, Ohio. Earlier this month, Ford announced it was moving production of two truck models to Ohio from Mexico.
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IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies

Christine Lagarde says giving women access to the job market isn't just about equal opportunity — it makes economic sense. In an interview, she also reflects on being the only woman in the room.
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Women And Wealth: Local To Global Money Lessons

In the weeks leading up to Tax Day on April 15, NPR will explore the topic of women and wealth. The stories and conversations will cover working, investing and sharing lessons about money.
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IMF Bailout Comes With A Hefty Side Of Pain For Ukrainians

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to a large bailout for Ukraine's struggling economy, but the austerity measures that come with it will have a severe impact on the population.
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What Raising Tipped Workers' Wages Could Mean For Economy

A new White House report says raising the minimum wage for tip-based workers will be a big help to women. Tell Me More hears from the Cato Institute and the Economic Policy Institute.
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Ward 8: Will Real Estate Heat Up On The East Side Of The River?

Some people are looking at the more than 1,000 vacant buildings in D.C., many in Ward 8, and how they can be utilized to address the city's growing problem in affordable housing.

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A Booming Economy Doesn't Save Children From Malnutrition

It seems to make sense that economic growth automatically leads to better nutrition for children, and better health. But an analysis of 36 countries finds that's not true.
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Ward 6: 'The Wharf' Aims To Redefine D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront

Last week, hundreds of Washingtonians attended the groundbreaking for The Wharf: a 24-acre mixed-use development that will dominate one mile of waterfront real estate in Southwest D.C. and could transform that part of the city.

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