Consumer advocates took to the streets of Phoenix recently to protest against an Arizona utility's efforts to bill customers using a so-called "demand charge." If approved, Arizona Public Service would be the first utility in the country to place most of its residential customers on that kind of rate plan. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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Tourists relax on Miami Beach last August. Travel experts had been predicting that this summer would bring out our desire to take vacations and have fun. The latest jobs report confirms it: Employers are hiring to help you enjoy the season. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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With Rates Down, It's Time For Many To Refinance Again. Thanks, Brexit

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People wait in a branch of France's national employment agency Pole Emploi, where a board read "reception without appointment" April 27 in Montpellier, southern France. While the economy is healthier in France than other European countries, unemployment remains above 10 percent. Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The yield on the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury note closed below 1.4 percent for the first time on record. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People watch stock prices on a digital broadcast outside the Bombay Stock Exchange on Friday. Currency, equity and oil markets around the world are feeling the effects of the British vote to leave the EU. Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Is A Nudge?

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Advocates for the U.K. leaving the EU wave Union flags and cheer as the results come in at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London early Friday morning. Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Concerns about a possible "Brexit" were floating in the air as British investors met with state economic teams at the two-day summit. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Gordon Martinez (left), leader of the group Faith in Texas and payday loan borrower, marches before a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau field hearing in Kansas City, Mo., on June 2. Wes Helm/Faith In Texas hide caption

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With Payday Loans Burying Borrowers, Community Tries Alternatives

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Federal Reserve policymakers left rates unchanged, saying they were worried about job growth and did not want higher rates to affect hiring. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Manufacturing Workers Don't Make Enough To Keep Off Public Assistance

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers a speech on economic outlook and monetary policy on Monday in Philadelphia. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images hide caption

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Primary voters may be having an impact on the economy even before a new president is chosen. Some analysts say a slowdown in hiring may be linked to uncertainty about the elections. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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