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Theresa May To Step Down Next Month As Britain's Prime Minister

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Sam Smith, Brittany Smith and their daughter Erelah outside their Charlotte home. The Smiths moved to Charlotte looking for change and opportunity. They are part of an influx of African Americans to Mecklenburg County, where the African American population has ballooned by 64% since 2000. Swikar Patel for NPR hide caption

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As Employment Rises, African American Transplants Ride Jobs Wave To The South

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Farmers have produced record or near-record soybean crops in recent years. Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Collateral Damage Of The Trade War, Farmers Want Chinese Market Reopened

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Leitha Dollarhyde, a retired caregiver who lives in a rural town near Whitesburg, Ky., says she could not afford an unexpected $1,000 expense. Sydney Boles for NPR hide caption

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Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care

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With the economy humming, U.S. unemployment is at a nearly 50-year low. Shouldn't we be excited? Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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America Is In Full Employment, So Why Aren't We Celebrating?

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Boeing Moves A Step Closer To Resolving 737 Max Problems

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Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says in a letter that the Department of Education is getting in the way of efforts to police the student loan industry. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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CFPB Chief Says Education Department Is Blocking Student Loan Oversight

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Latest Housing Boom Sparks Big Question: When Will It End?

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A technician works in a lab at GeseDNA Technology in Beijing. To counter China, the U.S. plans to impose new export restrictions on "emerging and foundational technology" that researchers say could affect the way they share genetic materials with international labs. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stopping Key Tech Exports To China Could Backfire, Researchers And Firms Say

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What Is The Path Forward For U.S.-China Trade Negotiations?

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A cargo ship prepares to berth at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on Wednesday. New tariffs went into effect Friday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Round Of Tariffs Takes A Bigger Bite Of Consumers' Budget

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Planet Money: Dollar Stores' Effects On Communities

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U.S. Farmers Have Multiple Concerns When It Comes To Trade Talks

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A magazine's cover line in Beijing asks, "How will Trump the businessman change the world?" on Dec. 28, 2016, days after then President-elect Donald Trump tapped outspoken China critic Peter Navarro for a top trade position. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside The White House's Bitter Fight Over China

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Frustrated With Trade Talks, Trump Threatens China With Tariffs

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Clarisa Corber at work at a Topeka, Kan., insurance agency. Corber and her husband — who have three kids, a health plan and $15,000 in medical debt — were profiled in a recent Los Angeles Times investigation into the effects of high-deductible health plans. Nick Krug/Los Angeles Times hide caption

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Employees Start To Feel The Squeeze Of High-Deductible Health Plans

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A robotic arm works on the production line at Volvo's factory in Ridgeville, S.C. But other essential jobs, including major portions of final assembly, are still left to people. Camila Domonoske/NPR hide caption

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Even In The Robot Age, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch

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Ed Coambs borrowed several thousand dollars on his business credit card — the only account he didn't share with his wife, Ann — without telling her. Courtesy of Ed Coambs hide caption

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Keeping Money Secrets From Each Other: Financial Infidelity On The Rise

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China Hosts World Leaders To Promote Its Belt And Road Initiative

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