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With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?

Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.
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Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
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When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From?

Ikea plans to raise its minimum hourly wage to $10.76. Where will the money come from to pay for the raise?
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Economy Hurts Young Adults Looking For Their First Job

Youth unemployment is double the national rate. Renee Montagne talks to Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege Inc. and Courtney Hawkins of the Federation Employment & Guidance Service Bronx Youth Center.
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Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks

Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.
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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.
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Flood Plan Leaves Clarksville, Mo., Residents On Their Own

The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.
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Detroit Shuts Off Water As It Tries To Collect Millions Owed

This year, 17,000 customers have had their water shut off because of late payments. Residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.
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Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems

Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to reconnect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound even if dads and kids don't live together.
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Global Boom In Asset Prices Leads To Worries About Market Bubbles

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.

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