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On The Road To Recovery, Detroit Property Taxes Aren't Helping

NPR | May 27, 2015

Even with cheap rent, the cost of doing business is high. With the nation's highest commercial property taxes, one business mogul says this stunts entrepreneurship in a city that needs more jobs.

What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

NPR | May 27, 2015

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity, and the federal debt.

California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

NPR | May 27, 2015

"Every crisis is an opportunity." That's exactly how some entrepreneurs are looking at California's worsening drought; the drier it gets, the more their business thrives.

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Oregon Hospitals Roll Out Comparison Shopping Site For Patients

OPB | May 27, 2015 2:11 p.m. | Portland

Hospitals around Oregon have gotten together to create a new website where patients can more effectively comparison shop.

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

NPR | May 27, 2015 12:48 p.m.

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

NPR | May 27, 2015 12:45 p.m.

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

NPR | May 27, 2015 12:12 p.m.

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.

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Oregon Home Prices Increase 6.4 Percent

OPB | May 27, 2015 10:01 a.m.

House prices rose 6.4 percent in Oregon in the past year, according to a federal index released Tuesday.

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Washington Retail Sales Increased 6.6 Percent In 2014

AP | May 27, 2015 7:17 a.m.

People paid taxes on an additional $125 billion in purchases in Washington during calendar year 2014 compared to 2013.

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Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

NPR | May 27, 2015 5:56 a.m.

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

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Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

NPR | May 26, 2015 4:21 p.m.

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

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Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

NPR | May 24, 2015 7:17 a.m.

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

NPR | May 23, 2015 1:33 p.m.

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."