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Despite Low Interest Rates, Governments Hesitate To Fix Infrastructure

Following Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union, investors have been moving cash into "safe havens," such as U.S. Treasury bonds. That surging demand for reliable investments has sent interest rates down to record lows. But local governments may not be able to take advantage of cheap money for infrastructure repairs.
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Examining The Increase In Long-Term Disability Payments

David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, explores the issue of federal disability checks.
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Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Calls For 'Responsible Nationalism'

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Larry Summers, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and former U.S. treasury secretary, about his op-ed in the The Washington Post regarding popular support for Brexit and Donald Trump.
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A Swiss Way For The U.K.?

Switzerland has never been a member of the European Union. Former Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey says that it could provide a potential model for the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote.
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Post-Brexit, Ireland Faces Economic And Political Downturn

Ireland is not happy with Britain's decision to leave the EU. Correspondent Frank Langfitt tells NPR's Lynn Neary that the country faces economic uncertainty and border issues with Northern Ireland.
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We Could All Use A Vacation Right Now; And Firms Are Staffing Up To Help

Travel experts had been predicting that summer 2016 would bring out our desire to take vacations and have fun. The latest jobs report confirms it: Employers are hiring to help you enjoy the season.
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Irish Economy Likely To Falter In Wake Of Brexit

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union is expected to hit the Irish economy hard. Ireland has a close trading relationship with the UK and relies heavily on British tourism.
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U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June

Hiring bounced back in June, according to the Labor Department's monthly jobs report. Employers added 287,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate went up a bit to 4.9 percent, but that was because more job seekers were drawn into the labor force.
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U.S. Hiring Bounces Back In June After Dismal May

The Labor Department released its monthly jobs figures, and there's a glimmer of positive news. Hiring experienced a pretty strong rebound in June, with 287,000 jobs added to the economy.
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U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June, Exceeding Expectations

The U.S economy added 287,000 jobs in June, according to the monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Analysts had expected the economy to add some 170,000 jobs.

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