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Michael Doucleff Sr. (right) talks to a longtime customer at Duke Bakery in Alton, Ill. Dan Brannan/Courtesy of Riverbender.com hide caption

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Could Delaying Retirement Be Great For Your Health?

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Gustavo Monteagudo fills out a job application at a July job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The U.S. unemployment rate in August dipped to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Jobs Numbers Suggest A Healthy Economy — And May Let Fed Nudge Rates Up

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After a long day, Emeka arrives home to the apartment in South Tulsa that he shares with his father. Kenneth M. Ruggiano for NPR hide caption

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Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

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A worker welds parts in fans for industrial ventilation systems at the Robinson Fans Inc. plant in Harmony, Pa., in February. Hourly wages in the U.S. remained unchanged last month. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Bianca Medici (left), a corporate recruiter for CDM Media, speaks with job applicants during a Chicago job fair in May. The economy added 223,000 jobs in June, and unemployment fell to its lowest rate since 2008. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Part-Time Workers Struggle With Full-Time Juggling Act

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Lincoln has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in revitalizing its downtown, a historic area called Haymarket, to create a more culturally vibrant urban center that is helping the city keep and attract young adults. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

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Paul Smith, a single father and a longtime cook at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, is worried about losing his health benefits if the casino closes in December. Rob Szypko/NPR hide caption

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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

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