A Russian sow on Mark Baker's farm. Four other parties have joined Baker's lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
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August 31, 2012 Michigan officials and pig farmers are locked in an escalating debate over new rules that make wild boars illegal in the state. The state maintains that the animals can destroy natural ecosystems, but some farmers say that the rules will destroy their livelihoods.
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August 31, 2012 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made it clear in a speech Friday that he favors doing more to get the economy moving in a way that will bring the unemployment rate down. But he stopped short of announcing another round of stimulus, leaving that for the Fed's next meeting in mid-September.
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A man fills his gas tank Wednesday in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Gas prices surged as Isaac approached, but are expected to ease after Labor Day.
August 31, 2012 With the remnants of Isaac dissipating, economists are saying the storm's national economic impact will be relatively muted and short-lived. After the Labor Day weekend, gasoline prices are expected to begin easing down from their storm-related run-up.
A garbage truck at the Harrisburg, Pa., incinerator.
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August 31, 2012 The bizarre tale includes a do-gooder who skipped town, an epically mismanaged incinerator, and possible criminal behavior.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke arrives for a dinner at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium on Thursday.
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August 31, 2012 Ben Bernanke said the stagnation of the labor market was of "grave concern."
August 31, 2012 Like many cities, Norwalk has been repeatedly forced to cut its school budget. But this year, a $10 million shortfall forced a demand for even steeper cuts and big concessions from the teachers union. As the new school year begins, wounds are still deep after the frustrating budget battle.
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August 30, 2012 Robert Siegel talked to scores of delegates of all types to find out what they think Mitt Romney should say in his acceptance speech tonight. The economy and jobs were the most mentioned topics.
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August 30, 2012 Each presidential candidate is pushing harder to make the case that he would be a better leader for the economy. But technological innovations (such as those by Bill Gates), new business practices, global political shifts and social changes may shape the economy more than a president's policies.
August 30, 2012 The numbers mean that the economic recovery continues to be sluggish.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee, became a speech writer for the conservative Republican politician Jack Kemp after graduating from college in 1992.
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August 30, 2012 Rep. Paul Ryan demonstrated in his convention speech that he's a true believer, much like two previous politicians he has sought to emulate: Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. Kemp's economic ideas were controversial decades ago, but they've gained new life in the vice presidential nominee's budget plan.
Drought has taken a toll on corn this year, and as a result, a growing number of ethanol plants have closed.
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August 30, 2012 Drought across the country has led to spiking corn prices, forcing a growing number of ethanol plants around the country to temporarily close down. As a result, there is a growing call for suspending a federal mandate on biofuel and freeing up corn for feed.
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August 29, 2012 The Bureau of Economic Analysis revised its previous estimate of 1.5 percent.
August 29, 2012 China's economic boom has altered the global economy but its growth is slowing down. Steve Inskeep talks to Beijing-based economist Patrick Chovanec about China's economic troubles, and how that affects the U.S. economy.
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August 27, 2012 Veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq face unemployment rates even higher than the general population. And many veterans say that employers don't understand how their service translates into valuable job skills. Now, a number of companies and organizations hope to change that.
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August 27, 2012 During the last convention season, the U.S. was facing a frightening moment in its economic history. Home sales were shutting down, employers were slashing payrolls, and financial institutions were lurching toward chaos. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax about how the economic outlook has changed in the last four years.
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