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All Things Considered

Ukraine Finance Minister On Rebuilding The Economy In The Midst Of War

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about strengthening and rebuilding Ukraine's economy. She took her position just a few months ago.

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All Things Considered

France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.

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The Takeaway

Economy Looms Large as Israelis Head to the Polls

Monday, March 16, 2015

Despite last summer's war with Gaza and recent warnings about Iran's nuclear program, most Israelis are more concerned with the economy than national security as they head to the polls.

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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.

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All Things Considered

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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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All Things Considered

A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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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All Things Considered

Analysts Mixed On Whether Strong U.S. Dollar Is Positive Or Negative

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Israel's knife edge general election

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Israel's knife edge general election

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Morning Edition

Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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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Morning Edition

What Does NPR's Planet Money Team Have In Common With George Soros?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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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All Things Considered

Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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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WNYC News

Bigger Bonuses on Wall Street, and a Few New Hires

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In a sign of the improving economy, bankers and traders took home more money in 2014.

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Morning Edition

With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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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Morning Edition

Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to pay for services that are stretched thin.

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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.

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All Things Considered

Credit Rating Agencies Agree To Change Process For Reporting Errors

Monday, March 09, 2015

The three major credit rating agencies reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday to change the way they handle errors on credit reports.

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Morning Edition

In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide

Monday, March 09, 2015

Kansas City boasts one of the fastest, most competitive Internet service markets. But people are still trying to figure out what to do with all that speed — and some neighborhoods aren't being served.

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More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

Saturday, March 07, 2015

With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.

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All Things Considered

Part-Time Workers Struggle With Full-Time Juggling Act

Friday, March 06, 2015

By the numbers, February was a good month for job creation. But while there is plenty of hiring, there are still many part-timers who want more work and struggle to balance the jobs they do have.

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