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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.
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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.
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Analysts Mixed On Whether Strong U.S. Dollar Is Positive Or Negative

A strong U.S. dollar is raising concerns that it may be too strong and cause problems for the U.S. economy. But many analysts say the positives of a strong dollar usually outweigh the negatives.
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What Does NPR's Planet Money Team Have In Common With George Soros?

Our Planet Money team shorted the entire U.S. stock market. The team learned they had some good company in their short, billionaire George Soros also shorted the S&P — but his strategy was different.
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Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

Air travel is projected to reach a 7-year high this spring. A major travel organization predicts longer lines and larger crowds. It is calling for airlines to improve airport infrastructure.
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Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

This week, Wisconsin joined two dozen other states with laws saying workers can't be forced to join labor unions to keep a job. But as more states move to weaken unions, the unions are fighting back.
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Report: Low-Cost Apartments All But Gone, Rent Hikes Hitting Most D.C. Residents

A new report finds that the city’s stock of affordable rental housing is all but gone.
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With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

The price of copper is down 40 percent from four years ago. Arizona residents from smaller mining towns worry about job losses, but some companies are planning to expand in the state.
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Wild Day In Madison Likely To Be Another Win For Gov. Walker

The latest protests in Madison could reinforce Walker's law-and-order image, at least with Wisconsinites who voted for him — and Iowa Republicans who will be voting for president early next year.
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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.

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