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Commerce Department Report Shows Better-Than-Expected First-Quarter Growth

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Shoppers wait in line at a Target store in Newport, Ky., on Nov. 29, 2018. Strong consumer spending boosted analysts' economic growth forecasts for the first quarter of 2019. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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A Boeing employee works on the fuselage of a 737 Max 9 test plane at the company's factory in Renton, Wash., on March 14. Orders for durable goods jumped 2.7% last month, fueled in part by strong demand for commercial aircraft. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Tragic Fire At Notre Dame Has Led People To Be So Generous

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Damage seen from inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. President Emmanuel Macron has set a five-year goal to rebuild the cathedral after Monday's blaze. Christophe Petit Tesson/AP hide caption

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Donation Pledges Roll In For Notre Dame's Reconstruction

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The IRS budget has been cut sharply over the past decade, but President Trump has suggested spending an extra $362 million on tax enforcement next year. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Tax Day, The IRS Is Short Of Money

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A new Airbus A320neo aircraft is presented by the Spanish airline Vueling at Barcelona's airport on Sept. 27, 2018. The Trump administration is preparing to slap tariffs on imports from Europe, citing subsidies of Airbus jets. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A pile of newly minted $1 coins honoring former President Thomas Jefferson are unveiled by the U.S. Mint in Washington, D.C., in 2007. In a turnaround, congressional analysts are no longer recommending a phaseout of paper dollars in favor of a dollar coin. Jim Young/Reuters hide caption

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Government Watchdog Flips On Dollar Coin

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The Latest On Trump's Plans To Appoint Political Allies To The Federal Reserve Board

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Plumber Zakiyyah Askia welds pipes at a high-rise residence under construction in Chicago on Jan. 24. U.S. employers added 196,000 jobs in March, a rebound from February's weak growth, the Labor Department said Friday. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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Trump Considers Herman Cain For Federal Reserve Board

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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Americans for Prosperity Presidential Forum on Feb. 25, 2012, in Troy, Mich. President Trump says he plans to nominate Cain to a vacant spot on the Federal Reserve Board. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trucks wait to enter the United States at the border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2017. More than $1.6 billion in goods flow across the border each day. Jorge Duenes/Reuters hide caption

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How Closing The Border Would Affect U.S. Economy, From Avocados To Autos

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Linda McMahon had contributed heavily to Donald Trump's 2016 election effort. At America First Action, she could play a similar role in his 2020 bid for re-election. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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