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The first session of the New Hampshire House on Jan. 4, 2017, in Concord. The chamber will soon consider legislation that will likely curtail the financial strength of labor unions. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Labor Unions Appear Set For More State-Level Defeats In 2017

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During the presidential campaign, President Trump called the Labor Department's unemployment rate "phony." The first jobs report of his presidency is due out on Friday (though it will largely be a reflection of the end of Obama's term). Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Trump's Proposed Border Tax Would Negatively Affect U.S. Consumers

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Had it gone into effect Friday, a Federal Housing Administration fee cut would have reduced the cost of borrowing for about 1 million Americans a year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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One Of Trump's First Orders Means Home Loan Fees Won't Go Down

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A truck drives near the Mexico-U.S. border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico, and Sunland Park, N.M., Wednesday. Christian Torres/AP hide caption

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Cheerleaders encourage the Independence Community College Pirates as they play the Coffeyville Red Ravens in Kansas. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Despite Economic Troubles, Residents Of Kansas Town Remain Proud

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Dairy Farmers Fear Loss Of Labor Under Trump Immigration Actions

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The fishtail palm tree grows all over South Asia. In Sri Lanka, its sap is refined into a syrup that is used as a sweetener in Sri Lankan cuisine. Dinesh Valke/Flickr hide caption

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A worker stands in a construction project in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The government has helped drive down income inequality by investing in basic services like health care, education and pensions. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Vermont Mayor Seeks Syrian Refugees To Help Boost Small Town's Economy

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Dow Jones Closes Above 20,000 Points For First Time Ever

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Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered at Columbus Circle in New York for a protest march to Trump Tower after the president signed an order to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Trucks, including an armored car, pass through U.S. customs in 2016 in Laredo, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Vows 'Big Border Tax' For U.S. Manufacturers That Move Jobs Abroad

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