The Labor Secretary On Trade, Jobs And What Democrats Offer Voters

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What Does 'Middle Class' Mean In America? We Asked, You Answered

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Fewer Young People Buying Houses, But Why?

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With More Money In Consumer Pockets, Back-To-School Sales Give Retailers A Boost

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A first-timer's attempt at making part of a 'character bento,' or Kyaraben, lunch. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

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In Arlington, Va., WeLive developers say that what residents give up in personal square footage is made up for with large communal areas. WeLive hide caption

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They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

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Justice Department Moves To Block 2 Health Insurance Mergers

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Who Buys Bonds With A Negative Interest Rate?

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Hollywood And The Middle Class: Selling Dreams Of 'Somewhere That's Green'

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United Kingdom Faces Severe Housing Shortage Amid Immigrant Influx

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'Ban The Box' Laws,' Do They Help Job Applicants With Criminal Histories?

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House Speaker Paul Ryan On Why He Wants To Customize Welfare Benefits

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When the school year ends, lower-income families can't afford the costs of summer — and kids fall behind in learning. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Summer Isn't Always A Vacation For Families Who Can't Afford It

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