Job seekers fill out applications inside the employment center at the Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, N.J., in March. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Rwanda Tries To Persuade Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow
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People ride a horse and carriage at sunset in Isfahan's UNESCO-listed central square on June 2, 2014 in Isfahan, Iran. Isfahan, with its immense mosques, picturesque bridges and ancient bazaar, is a virtual living museum of Iranian traditional culture, and is Iran's top tourist destination. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Uncertainty, Iranians Hope For Economic Reforms
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Cranes pepper the skyline in Charlotte, N.C., a sign of the region's strong economic growth. Logan Cyrus for NPR hide caption

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Economy And Immigration: What's Dividing Republicans
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (from left), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma pose for a photo during the BRICS Summit in Ufa, Russia, in July. RIA Novosti via AP hide caption

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Highflying 'Emerging Markets' Had Their Wings Clipped In 2015
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Prices for both gasoline and natural gas have fallen this year. An AT&T employee fills up his company van in San Diego last month. Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Mothers take care of their children while lining up to buy staple goods outside a supermarket in Caracas earlier this month. CarlosS Garcia Rawlins/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Nightmare Of Grocery Shopping In Venezuela
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To Iranian Business Leader, Nuclear Pact Opens Long-Awaited Opportunities
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Fadzai Kundishora (left) can no longer go to school because her family can't afford the fees. She spends days at home with her grandmother Miriam Kundishora, doing chores. Ofeibia Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Why Isn't 14-Year-Old Fadzai In School? Zimbabwe's Education Dilemma
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More than 1 million people in Peru earn less than the equivalent of about $450 each year. Courtesy of Michael Rizzo/CGAP hide caption

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty
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Scott Fast, of Cradle to Career Colorado, talks with Englewood High School students Nick Spence (left) and Russell Windholz during a job readiness seminar hosted by The United Way and America's Promise Alliance in Denver on Thursday. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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