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Is An Art-Focused Hotel The Answer To D.C.'s Artist Displacement Issues?

We speak with artists and a developer aiming to bring an art-focused boutique hotel to the Northeast.

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U.S. Coal Giant Peabody Energy Files For Bankruptcy

As the coal industry struggles with falling prices, weak Chinese demand, regulatory changes and competition from fracking, St. Louis-based Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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As Hollywood Stars Can Attest, It's Good To Be A Man On Payday

Economic data show that men still make a dollar for every 79 cents a woman earns. A half-century ago, that figure was just 59 cents. So, much progress has been made, but a large wage gap persists.
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Beyond The Panama Papers: How Else Do Wealthy People Avoid Paying Taxes?

The offshore revelations from the Panama Papers come in the midst of U.S. tax filing season. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author and tax journalist David Cay Johnston about how else wealthy people avoid paying taxes.
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IRS Head Says Cybersecurity Problems Leave Taxpayers Vulnerable

With taxes on the minds of many Americans this week, a Senate committee looks at how vulnerable taxpayers' information is to cyber theft. The head of the IRS testifies on Capitol Hill.
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On Equal Pay Day, Why The Gender Gap Still Exists

President Obama issued a proclamation making April 12 "Equal Pay Day." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin about what's behind the pay gap between men and women.
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5 Reasons Why The IMF Says Global Economic Growth Is Slowing

In January, International Monetary Fund's economists thought the global economy would grow 3.4 percent this year, but now they've back ratcheted that forecast.
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What Income And Geography Mean For Life Expectancy

New research shows location is a key factor in determining life expectancy for poor Americans, and confirms the disparity in health outcomes between the rich and poor. How health and lifespan are linked to factors like income, geography and gender.

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British Parliament Grills David Cameron On Offshore Tax Connections

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Michael Wilkinson, a political correspondent at the Telegraph, about the British prime minister's offshore tax connections revealed in the Panama Papers leak.
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Goldman Sachs Will Pay $5 Billion For Misleading Investors On Mortgage Assets

U.S. officials say the firm sold mortgage-backed securities based on loans that were a lot riskier than they were supposed to be.

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