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Boeing's woes, Bilt jilts, and the Indicator's stock rally

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While Jovaan Lumpkin was in prison, his mother spent thousands of dollars in phone calls to stay connected. His mom, Diane Lewis, continues to advocate to make these calls free for prisoners and their families. Adrian Ma/NPR hide caption

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Spud spat

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What's with all the tiny soda cans? And other grocery store mysteries, solved.

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Oil gluts, Russian bucks, and Starbucks

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Is the 'border crisis' actually a 'labor market crisis?'

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One expert says the Federal Reserve is at its best when it's sending out a signal, light a lighthouse. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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(LtoR) China's President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a session meeting during the 10th BRICS summit (acronym for the grouping of the world's leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on July 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mike Hutchings/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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