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President Trump could ask Janet Yellen to stay on as the Federal Reserve chair, but other names are also circulating. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Next Fed Chair Will Help Determine Pace Of Interest Rate Hikes

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Chip Councell's ancestors began farming on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1690. He says that in today's world, U.S. farmers have to look abroad for markets. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen says the process of unwinding the central bank's massive bond holdings will be gradual. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

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A strengthening global economy is among the most important forces putting downward pressure on the dollar. agcuesta/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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The Dollar Is Weaker, But That Might Not Be A Bad Thing

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Alvin Ziminsky owns this 1964 21-window deluxe bus. He says his $100 investment in 1995 could be worth almost $150,000 now that it has been restored. Les Cook/NPR hide caption

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Restoring VW Beetles, Buses ... And Dreams

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There are a record number of jobs open in the United States, but matching the unemployed with the right job is difficult. One problem is that companies are posting openings with required qualifications that aren't really necessary for the job. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

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U.S. Corporations Join The Effort To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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According to a new study, among families in the middle socioeconomic group the older, September-born kids were 2.6 percentage points more likely to attend college and 2.6 percentage points more likely to graduate from an elite university. Rawpixel Ltd./Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her A-level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England. Darren Staples/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Drops To 4.3 Percent

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209,000 New Jobs In July As Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent

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