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A worker harvests cherries in the early hours of the morning on a farm near Sunnyside, Wash., on June 14. Mike Kane for NPR hide caption

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America's farms are desperate for labor. Foreign workers bring relief and controversy

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Farm workers fill up bins in the back of a truck with zucchini on a farm in Florida City, Florida, in 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Children as young as 12 work legally on farms, despite years of efforts to change law

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Camel cigarettes, manufactured by Reynolds American, are displayed at a tobacco shop in San Francisco in July 2014. Reynolds was one of the tobacco companies to voluntarily adopt child labor policies that exceed the requirements of U.S. law. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The Prudent Man Rule

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How Do You Measure Inflation?

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A colored X-ray of the lungs of a patient with silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis. The yellow grainy masses in the lungs are areas of scarred tissue and inflammation. CNRI/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorneys, from left, David Seligman, Nina DiSalvo and Alexander Hood of Denver's Towards Justice, which filed a lawsuit on behalf of au pairs for higher pay. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, exits after his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., last year. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says proposed rules for financial advisers are meant to protect consumers. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

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