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Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

NPR | March 24, 2017

Americans may see themselves working past retirement age, but to do that, they may face obstacles getting hired. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.

Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

NPR | March 23, 2017

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

NPR | March 23, 2017

Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.

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Central Oregon Is Among Nation's Fastest Growing Regions

OPB | March 23, 2017 9:23 a.m.

Crook County and the Bend-Redmond metro area make national top ten lists for growth.

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Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

NPR | March 23, 2017 7:01 a.m.

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.

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Can Sears Survive? Maybe Not, Company Admits In Financial Filings

NPR | March 22, 2017 2:40 p.m.

Shares of the company's stock tumbled 12 percent today after the company acknowledged Tuesday that its future viability is not a sure thing. The company lost $2 billion last year.

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Why Do So Few People Pay Income Tax In India?

NPR | March 22, 2017 11:11 a.m.

In a country with a population of more than 1 billion, just 27 million people paid taxes last year. Many Indians see no clear link between paying taxes and provision of government services.

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Critics Urge More Livestock Antibiotics Oversight In Oregon

Portland Tribune | March 22, 2017 9:49 a.m.

Critics of federal oversight of livestock antibiotics want Oregon lawmakers to pass a bill that would limit antibiotic uses.

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For Refugees In Germany, Hope And Frustration Mark Path Toward Integration

NPR | March 22, 2017 8:46 a.m.

Refugees were seen as the answer to Germany's declining population and worker shortage. But the mood has darkened and those refugees who reached Germany face long waits as they struggle to assimilate.

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Among Trump Supporters, Conflicts Of Interest Aren't A Top Concern

NPR | March 21, 2017 5:57 a.m.

President Trump's decision to hold onto his many businesses while in office has generated criticism from ethics experts. But among his supporters, the issue doesn't seem to be registering much so far.

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New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

NPR | March 20, 2017 9:24 a.m.

All three of the biggest U.S. airlines now offer no-frills, discounted fares called "basic economy." Now there's evidence that it's not any cheaper, but is a way to raise standard economy fares.

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PeaceHealth Laboratories' Workers Anxiously Await To Hear Who Will Be Laid Off

The Register-Guard | March 20, 2017 7:54 a.m.

After years of rock-solid, steady work, the ground is shifting for scores of blood-draw experts, couriers, billing specialists and other local PeaceHealth Laboratories employees who will be laid off by early May.

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Trump Administration Files Motion Aimed At Controlling Consumer Protection Agency

NPR | March 20, 2017 6:16 a.m.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is in the executive branch, but the president doesn't control it, which he says is unconstitutional. Agency supporters say independence is its strength.