Latest Economic Forecast: A Whole Lot Of 'Meh'

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Should Art Sale Help Save Detroit?

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Smithfield hams hang outside the Taste of Smithfield restaurant and gourmet market in Smithfield, Va. Shuanghui International Holdings plans to buy Smithfield Foods, the world's biggest hog producer. Rich-Joseph Facun/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Mired In Recession, EU Eases Some Austerity Measures

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President Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at his side, calls on Congress on June 21, 2012, to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. He is going to make that appeal again Friday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Obama Presses Congress On Student Loan Rates

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Serving The Beef For Low Pay: Fast Food Workers Fed Up

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A recent trip to Costco cost NPR's Uri Berliner $303.53. The haul included razor blades, cans of soup and tuna fish, laundry detergent, heartburn relief medicine and dog treats. As an investment, it will pay off if he uses what he bought — and if the price tag for the same items is higher if he returns in a year. Mary-Elizabeth Berliner hide caption

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How A Trip To Costco Can Work As An Investment Strategy

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By leasing land for drilling, city leaders in Youngstown, Ohio, hope to generate funds to demolish vacant buildings. M.L. Schultze for NPR hide caption

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What's Under Youngstown May Help What's On Top

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Home Prices On The Rise Across U.S.

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Is Motherhood Killing Wall Street Careers?

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Smithfield Foods, makers of ham products under a variety of brand names, is being purchased by Chinese food maker Shuanghui International, for $4.72 billion in cash. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Dawn Heisey-Grove of Alexandria, Va., hands off son Zane to father Jonathan Heisey-Grove after a midday feeding. The couple were both working full time when Jonathan lost his job as a graphic designer two years ago. She's a public health analyst. He's now a stay-at-home dad. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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White House Economic Adviser To Leave

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