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What Trump's Latest Aid Package Means For U.S. Farmers

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How U.S. Businesses Are Reacting To Trump's Plans To Increase Tariffs On Mexico

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Financial Markets Take A Tumble After Trump Threatens Tariffs On Imports From Mexico

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Grand Canyon officials don't keep track of visitors by country of residence, but Mandarin-language brochures are the most in demand there. The Arizona Office of Tourism estimates that in 2018, the number of Chinese visitors to the state dipped 3.7%, after nearly quadrupling from 2010 to 2017. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Movie Productions In Georgia May Stop Over State's Abortion Law

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President Trump has announced plans to impose escalating tariffs on goods imported from Mexico in an attempt to stop migrants from entering the U.S. over the southern border. Shown here are migrants at the border in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP hide caption

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Disney CEO Bob Iger speaks onstage at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday. Iger says Disney may stop filming in the state of Georgia should a new, restrictive abortion law take effect. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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"I had one day I worked six hours and made $50. It really wasn't worth it. ... But it doesn't happen that often," says Hilary Gordon, who works as a shopper for the grocery delivery app Instacart in a suburb of Sacramento, Calif. "The other day I worked 11-and-a-half hours and made $265. Great? No. But good." Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Why Suburban Moms Are Delivering Your Groceries

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The Martinez family stands in front of their home in New Jersey. During a speech at her graduation, Alondra said to her parents: "Mamá, papá, lo logramos." Mom, dad, we made it. Mohamed Sadek for NPR hide caption

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Hispanic Unemployment Has Hit Record Lows. But Does That Mean Progress?

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Ichard Oden works at an apartment complex under construction in Westland, Mich. Elaine Cromie for NPR hide caption

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Former Inmates Are Getting Jobs As Employers Ignore Stigma In Bright Economy

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Tanisha Cortez waits on a table at a restaurant in Ames, Iowa. When the previous restaurant she worked for closed, Cortez applied to others and had job offers right away. Jobs are plentiful in Ames, a small city of more than 65,000 residents tucked amid farm fields north of Des Moines. Olivia Sun for NPR hide caption

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In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It

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