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The manufacturing sector has seen a slowdown amid the continuing U.S. trade war with China. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Tepid U.S. Jobs Report Adds To Economic Jitters

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Gil Rodriguez constructs a door at the Howard McCray's commercial refrigeration manufacturing facility in Philadelphia last October. Manufacturing activity in the U.S. shrank last month for the first time in three years. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Manufacturing Shrinks For 1st Time In 3 Years On Trade Tensions

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President Trump is downplaying the odds of a recession, but he's also calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Trump Dismisses Recession Fears, Saying Fed Must Help The Economy

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Courtney Hering, who is getting married next year, is planning a slightly more lavish wedding reception. After seven years at Kohler, she finally feels like she has found a professional home. Sara Stathas for NPR hide caption

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2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work

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Major U.S. stock indexes fell Friday as short-term Treasury yields exceeded those on long-term bonds, in what some analysts consider a sign that a recession may be coming. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Job seekers line up to enter a career fair in Los Angeles, on Dec. 1, 2010. At the peak of the recession, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent. It's now 4.1 percent. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Detroit is attracting entrepreneurs who like the relatively cheap workspaces. But real estate developers and business owners like Sean Harrington, who turned the Iodent Building into an apartment complex, are paying the price in property taxes. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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On The Road To Recovery, Detroit's Property Taxes Aren't Helping

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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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In China's Anhui province, a worker unloads steel bars at a factory. A slowdown in China and other major nations threatens to pull the global economy into recession, the International Monetary Fund warns. /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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