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Douglas County Construction Industry Struggles To Fill Positions

Roseburg News Review | April 29, 2017

After the 2007 housing market crash, many skilled workers left Douglas County to find work elsewhere, but not enough have come to replace them.

Episode 553: The Dollar At The Center Of The World

NPR | April 28, 2017

Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.

At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

NPR | April 28, 2017

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.

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United Airlines Settles With Passenger Dragged From Plane

NPR | April 28, 2017 10:10 a.m.

United Airlines promises to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.

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GDP Grew Just 0.7 Percent In First Quarter Of 2017

NPR | April 28, 2017 7:58 a.m.

The Commerce Department report indicates the slowest economic growth in three years.

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Flight Overbooked? Perfect: These Frequent Flyers Want To Get Bumped

NPR | April 28, 2017 6:20 a.m.

A select group of travelers spends considerable effort trying to get bumped from overbooked flights. The payoff: vouchers that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Health | Economy | Food | World | Business

Homegrown Indian Beverage Industry Takes On Cola Giants With Nostalgic Flavors

NPR | April 27, 2017 7:38 a.m.

A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.

Nation | Economy | Election | Business

Trump's First 100 Days: Too Soon To Claim Big Job Gains?

NPR | April 27, 2017 6:48 a.m.

There's an argument to be made that presidents shouldn't take credit for a role in job creation until well into their first term. Trump touts 600,000 jobs created — about double the official count.

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Trump Administration Proposes 'Massive' Tax Overhaul And Tax Cut Plan

NPR | April 26, 2017 1:14 p.m.

The details of the measure will be worked out in talks with Congress; the effect on the deficit is unknown.

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Why My Coal Mining Grandfather's Deathbed Advice Applies To Minority Americans

NPR | April 26, 2017 10:37 a.m.

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, his eldest children did not question or doubt his advice to them: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.

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Report: Medical Marijuana Patients Outspent Recreational Users 3-To-1 Last Year

Statesman Journal | April 26, 2017 10:26 a.m.

Despite increasing access to recreational marijuana, medical patients still made up a sizable portion of the market for cannabis in the U.S. last year, spending three times more money on the crop than recreational users, according to a report from New Frontier Data.

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4 Questions About Trump's Tax Plan

NPR | April 26, 2017 4:15 a.m.

The Trump administration is set to unveil a set of guidelines on how the president wants to tackle a tax overhaul. It does a lot. But it doesn't stand much of a chance, as is, in Congress.

Nation | Economy | Election

Boycotts And Buycotts: How We Use Money To Express Ourselves

NPR | April 25, 2017 10:08 a.m.

Many Americans are increasingly expressing their political beliefs with their wallets. Neeru Paharia explains how we use money to tell stories about ourselves, and to ourselves.