Marilyn GeewaxMarilyn Geewax is a senior business news editor, assigning and editing stories for radio. She also writes and edits for the NPR web site, and regularly discusses economic issues on NPR's mid-day show Here & Now.
Job seekers line up to enter a career fair in Los Angeles, on Dec. 1, 2010. At the peak of the recession, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent. It's now 4.1 percent.
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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) speaks Tuesday at the end of the latest round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement in Washington, as Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, looks on.
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Electrician Chris Piazza works on a home being built in Destrehan, La., in March. The recent enormous storms have hit the housing industry hard, with several signs turning negative.
President Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 19. On Tuesday Trump Jr. released an email exchange he had about meeting with a Russian lawyer earlier that summer.
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Outgoing ethics director Walter Shaub said in January that President Trump's plan to reduce conflicts of interest "doesn't meet the standards ... that every president in the past four decades has met."