October 6, 2015 NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin, ranking minority member of the Ways and Means Committee, who monitored Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and advocated changes to the deal.
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October 6, 2015 Negotiators reached agreement on a massive trade deal this week. It sets in motion a complex political fight — one that involves federal policy, the national economy, President Obama's legacy, and creates a backdrop for the 2016 presidential election.
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October 6, 2015 As Miami pushes a rezoning plan to encourage redevelopment, residents are worried gentrification will change Little Havana's historic character and push longtime residents out of the neighborhood.
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Kamala Rani sorts vegetables at the market in Kapasia, Bangladesh.
October 6, 2015 Even people who tread the line between deep and extreme poverty can manage to pull off a wedding. For one woman in Bangladesh, it took clever planning and seizing every opportunity.
Secretary of State John Kerry (left) greets Boeing employees in May prior to talking about the benefits to U.S. exporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
October 6, 2015 When President Obama announced a massive trade deal on Monday, he heard cheers from business groups. But the unions and public-interest groups that usually support him rejected the trade proposal.
Amid falling stock prices, outgoing chairwoman and CEO of DuPont Ellen Kullman says it's time for a new leader.
October 5, 2015 Ellen Kullman says she plans to retire on Oct. 16. DuPont's stock was recently down nearly 40 percent from a peak in March.
October 5, 2015 The U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday.
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October 5, 2015 The U.S. and Pacific Rim countries reached agreement Monday on an ambitious pact that cuts trade barriers, sets new labor and environmental standards and protects intellectual property rights.
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A woman from the Muong ethnic tribe works on her green tea hills, which produce black tea for export, in Tan Son, outside Hanoi, Vietnam.
October 5, 2015 A long process to ease trading between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations is closer to being finalized, as negotiators cleared hurdles on how to handle everything from cars to dairy products.
October 5, 2015 Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don't. Play with Planet Money's interactive graphic to see the average price families pay at 1,550 four-year colleges.
October 2, 2015 Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.
October 2, 2015 The Labor Department says employers added 142,000 jobs last month, and hiring in July and August was revised lower. The jobless rate remained 5.1 percent as more Americans stopped looking for work.
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Construction workers lay tiles on the roof of a house in Boys Town, Neb.
October 2, 2015 The Department of Labor reported the September jobs numbers in its latest report. New jobs fell short of what most economists had forecast.
Volkswagen sales slowed after it was revealed that the company had been cheating emissions tests by outfitting some diesel cars with "defeat devices."
October 1, 2015 Unsurprisingly, the car company's U.S. sales slowed in the last third of September. Also: German prosecutors say they didn't open a criminal investigation into the former CEO, Martin Winterkorn.
Ceramic handcrafted piggy banks in the shops near Masaya, Nicaragua.
October 1, 2015 Even the poorest of people in the poorest of countries manage their cash. But banks may not want their business, so they might have to hire a money guard or join a ... merry-go-round?
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