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The U.S. is lifting tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel imports, nearly a year after imposing the duties. Here, a worker is seen at Bri-Steel Manufacturing, which makes seamless steel pipes, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Candace Elliott/Reuters hide caption

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Errors in reading diagnostic images like MRIs or CT scans can lead to unnecessary and costly medical procedures. Walmart is pushing its employees to use a vetted list of high-quality imaging centers to avoid errors. HadelProductions/Getty Images hide caption

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New cars sit in a lot at the Port of Richmond in California last year. The Trump administration on Friday announced a six-month delay in setting new tariffs on auto imports. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Delays Auto Tariffs For 6 Months

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The Real Minimum Wage

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An employee of the District of Columbia Housing Authority walks on the grounds of a public housing complex called Richardson Dwellings in Northeast Washington, D.C. The Trump administration wants to eliminate the federal fund now used to repair public housing in favor of attracting more private investment to repair and replace it. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Rabbit by Jeff Koons was sold for more than $91 million at Christie's in New York on Wednesday night. It set a record for the most expensive work by a living artist to be sold at auction. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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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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The Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. Trump's executive order does not name Huawei, but it appears to be directed at the Chinese telecom manufacturer. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Jerry Castillo prepares a steel pipe at the Borusan Mannesmann Pipe manufacturing facility Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Baytown, Texas. The company is seeking a waiver from the steel tariff to import tubing and casing. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Tariff Waivers Let U.S. Government Pick Winners And Losers

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App-based driver advocacy groups say they anticipated the National Labor Relations Board decision announced on Tuesday. The NLRB declared Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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New cars sit in a lot at the Auto Warehousing Co. near the Port of Richmond in Caliornia last year. President Trump has threatened to impose heavy tariffs on auto imports, but the White House has not announced a decision. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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