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Lawmakers Call For Investigation After NPR Report On Troubled Student Loan Program

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NPR found the vast majority of student loan borrowers with disabilities aren't getting the debt relief their owed. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking for an investigation.

Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities Aren't Getting Help They Were Promised

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Hundreds of thousands of borrowers are eligible to have their student loans erased because a disability keeps them from working. NPR found many will likely never get the debt relief they're owed.

GM And LG Chem Plan $2.3 Billion Electric Battery Venture In Ohio

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The two companies expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The new plant will be built near GM's Lordstown facility that was shuttered earlier this year.

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Business | Election | Economy

Why America's 1-Percenters Are Richer Than Europe's

The share of total income of the top 1% of earners in the U.S. more than doubled over four decades. But in Europe, the gains were less dramatic. What accounts for the difference across the Atlantic?

Business | Economy

Despite Job Boom, More Men Are Giving Up On Work

The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years.

Election | Economy

How Would A Wealth Tax Work?

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are big champions of taxing the very rich on their wealth, not just income. The public is behind it, but there are big challenges to implementing the plan.

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Oregon Initiatives To Revamp PERS Withdrawn As Political Picture Changes

Backers quietly end their attempt to put an initiative on the 2020 ballot in Oregon to revamp the Public Employees Retirement System.

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Stocks Slide As Trump Says China Trade Deal Might Wait Until After 2020 Election

"A China trade deal is dependent on one thing — do I want to make it," the president said, adding, "In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal."

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His Company Makes Speakers. Now He's Speaking Out, Opposing Tariffs

The trade war with China is weighing on America's manufacturers. "[The tariff burden] comes out of our bottom line," says Dan Digre, president of Misco, a speaker maker in Minnesota.

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A More Constitutional Way To Tax The Rich?

Over the last year, the media has focused on a wealth tax. But there's another type of wealth taxation also on the table, and it might stand a better chance of surviving judicial review.

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Researchers Find A Remarkable Ripple Effect When You Give Cash To Poor Families

Research suggests the most effective way to help poor people can be to give them no-strings-attached cash. Now a new study finds even neighbors who don't get the aid benefit.

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Doorbusters Busted: Shoppers Rethink Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving is still the busiest shopping day of the year. But, for many reasons, it is losing its status as the focal point of the holiday shopping season.

Business | World | Economy | Energy

What's Wrong with the Saudi Aramco IPO?

The most profitable company in the world was supposed to make its international debut, listing public shares for the first time at a valuation of $2 trillion. Now it's staying local. What happened?