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Unto The Brexit


UK Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union has hit a wall. What happens now?

Exclusive: Ed Department To Erase Debts Of Teachers, Fix Troubled Grant Program


The move follows an NPR investigation that found thousands of teachers had grants unfairly converted to loans.

Report: Rezoning Portland Will Increase Housing, Lower Rents


A revised rezoning plan working its way toward City Council would result in almost twice as many new homes being built in Portland over the next 20 years.

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How 1 Company Pulls Carbon From The Air, Aiming To Avert A Climate Catastrophe

A U.N. climate report says the only way to avoid the worst climate impacts will be to suck carbon emissions out of the air. Researchers are trying to find a feasible way to do that.

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Facing Critical Labor Shortage, Japan Opens Door Wider To Foreign Workers

An aging population and low birth rate have led lawmakers to accept semi-skilled non-Japanese temporary laborers.

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More Jobs, Less Pay

In honor of jobs day, we look at the jobs that used to be high-paying, that are now low-paying. What happened to these jobs? And what can it tell us about the U.S. economy?

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U.S. Unemployment Holds At 3.7 Percent As Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs

Private analysts forecast that the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a nearly 50-year low of 3.7 percent in November and that the economy added 190,000 jobs. That's below October's gain of 250,000.

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Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Agrees To Bigger-Than-Expected Production Cut

Ignoring pressure from President Trump to keep the oil flowing, OPEC, Russia and other producers have agreed to cut production. They hope to stem a 30 percent drop in oil prices in the past month.

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Tristram Stuart: Can Feeding Scraps To Livestock Help Tackle The Food Waste Crisis?

Our industrial food system is doing serious damage to our planet and food waste is a rampant problem. Tristram Stuart offers one strategy to combat food waste: cook scraps and feed them to livestock.

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Kate Raworth: How Can We Create A Thriving Economy For Ourselves And The Planet?

We're often told that economic growth is good, but Kate Raworth says our addiction to growth is destroying the planet. To thrive in the 21st century, she says we need a new circular economic system.

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Report: Facts About Migrants Don't Always Match What The Headlines Say

'The Lancet' looks at everything from the potential spread of infectious diseases to the impact on the economy of the country where migrants and refugees have arrived.

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John Bolton: U.S. Won't 'Turn A Blind Eye' To China's Trade Practices

The arrest and possible extradition of a Chinese business executive highlights trade practices that national security adviser Bolton says will be a major focus of U.S.-China trade talks.

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Stocks Rebound After Tumbling Amid Worries Over U.S.-China Tensions

U.S. stock markets plunged again Thursday after a Chinese technology executive was arrested in Canada, escalating U.S.-China tensions. The Dow's dive followed a fall of 799 points Tuesday.