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Regulators Draw Up New Rules To Stop Abusive Practices By Debt Collectors

NPR | July 30, 2016 11:32 a.m.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau receives more complaints about debt collection than any other issue.

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For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

NPR | July 30, 2016 4 a.m.

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.

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Cowlitz Tribe Can Continue Casino Construction, Following Court Ruling

OPB | July 29, 2016 12:16 p.m. | Portland

Construction of a half-billion-dollar new casino 15 minutes north of Portland can continue full bore Friday following a federal appeals court ruling.

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Washington AG Voices Opposition Over Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB | July 29, 2016 9:56 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington’s Attorney General said Friday that he is opposed to a proposal for the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Wash.

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U.S. Economy Grew By Just 1.2 Percent During 2nd Quarter

NPR | July 29, 2016 9:27 a.m.

While consumers continue to spend, business investment was down, suggesting that companies are growing nervous about the future.

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The Economy And Politics Of 1968: Now Playing In Reruns

NPR | July 29, 2016 7:38 a.m.

Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.

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When Beliefs Fail Us, How Do We Move Forward?

NPR | July 29, 2016 6:20 a.m.

Over the course of his life, many of Casey Gerald's core beliefs have failed him. He says he's learned that clear-eyed doubt can sometimes be better than belief.

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Microsoft Plans To Lay Off 2,850 People In Next Year

AP | July 28, 2016 6:16 p.m.

A spokeswoman says the layoffs will mostly affect workers in the company's smartphone hardware operation and related sales teams.

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This Steel Town Voted For Brexit. Now Its Jobs Are In Jeopardy

NPR | July 28, 2016 2:33 p.m.

In Wales, the U.K.'s largest steel plant is in limbo. Employing thousands, the plant is the cornerstone of Port Talbot's economy. The vote created anxiety about the future of the plant and the town.

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Trial-Like Portion Of Vancouver Oil Terminal Review Ends Friday With Public Hearing

OPB | July 28, 2016 10:56 a.m.

For the last five weeks, Washington’s energy council has conducted a trial like review of the Vancouver Energy Project.