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A new study found that investors were significantly more likely to bet a company's stock price was going to increase if the company had more women on staff compared with other companies. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Unsung Economists: Edith Penrose

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces the company's climate initiative Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amazon hide caption

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Amazon Makes 'Climate Pledge' As Workers Plan Walkout

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Cameron and Katlynn Fischer celebrated their April wedding in Colorado. But the day before, Cameron was in such bad shape from a bachelor party hangover that he headed to an emergency room to be rehydrated. That's when their financial headaches began. Courtesy of Cameron Fischer hide caption

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What Separates Urgent Care And The ER? Your Bill.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed cut rates to "help keep the U.S. economy strong in the face of some notable developments and to provide insurance against ongoing risks." Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Cuts Interest Rates To Prop Up The Slowing Economy

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An employee handles sides of pork on a conveyor at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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USDA Offers Pork Companies A New Inspection Plan, Despite Opposition

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NPR Shopping Cart Economics: How Prices Changed At A Walmart In 1 Year

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Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn, shown last week. The company, which makes OxyContin and other drugs, filed court papers in New York on Sunday seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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A man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products amid a health scare linked to vaping. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks during the opening of contract talks with General Motors in Detroit in July. Union officials allowed their contract to lapse over the weekend after both sides failed to agree on a new contract. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Visitors and park rangers at historic Fort Scott check out a medevac helicopter operated by Midwest AeroCare during the Kansas town's Good Ol' Days festival. Sarah Jane Tribble/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

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