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Preparing For The Fed's Planned Interest Rate Hike

NPR'S Audie Cornish talks to Megan Greene, managing director and chief economist at Manulife, about how the interest rate hike will affect mortgages, auto and student loans, and consumer behavior.
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Global Stocks Fail To Rally After Monday's Slide

China's stock market had another rough day as other markets across the world seemed to recover. But the Dow took a late day plunge after another major sell-off.
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Is The Stock Market Volatility A Correction Or A Full-Blown Crisis?

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times, about the difference between a stock market "correction" or "crisis."
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As Trump Starts To Fundraise, GOP Contenders Hope To Steal The Spotlight

Donald Trump's coalition looks like it is here to stay. He's drawing huge crowds and starting to fundraise. Meanwhile, the former frontrunners are struggling to keep up.
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Testing Boston Authenticity With 'Park The Car On Harvard Yard'

Boston Globe correspondent Eric Randall traces back the lineage of the phrase "park the car on Harvard Yard."
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Ferguson, Mo., Judge Withdraws Thousands Of Arrest Warrants

A judge in Ferguson, Mo., has announced he will withdraw thousands of arrest warrants for unpaid traffic violations and other minor offenses. But it may be just a start on reform in St. Louis County and around the country.
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Wildfire Smoke Becomes The Health Threat That Won't Go Away

Cities and towns across the West are warning residents that high levels of smoke from forest fires threaten their health, with no sign of abating. That means indoor recess and no vacuuming.

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Kentucky State Fair Vendors Divided Over Ban Of Confederate Flag Merchandise

After the Charleston, S.C, church shootings, Kentucky banned the sale of Confederate flag merchandise at its state fair next year. Vendors are under pressure not to sell it at this year's fair.
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Climber Could Become 1st Woman To Conquer 'Wall Of Death' Route

American Sasha DiGiulian is posting vertigo-inducing updates to social media as she scales the north face of Mount Eiger, an infamous Swiss peak.
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For Most Of Us, The 'Real' Economy Matters More Than Markets

Stock prices may be having a meltdown, but consumers and homebuyers are still pushing the economy forward. In fact, a new round of data suggests the economy is gaining strength even as markets fall.

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