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An Everest College campus in Milwaukee.

Who wins, loses in Corinthian's bankruptcy plan?

Gigi Douban | Aug 26, 2015
Officials say the proposal shields the for-profit college from lawsuits.

London's luxury housing mirrors NYC's upscale push

Stephen Beard | Aug 26, 2015
Low income housing is being demolished for high-end developments.

Gamestop is dropping off the leaderboard

Sally Herships | Aug 25, 2015
Brick-and-mortar shops are finding new ways stay competitive.

Freakonomics and end-of-life health care

Kai Ryssdal and Stephen Dubner | Aug 25, 2015
Glorious Sunset offers cash instead of care for terminally ill. Theoretically.
A trader is reflected in a market screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. Following a day of steep drops in global markets, the Dow Jones industrial average rallied early in the day only to fall more than 200 points

It's a contraction, not another Great Recession

Mitchell Hartman | Aug 25, 2015
Remember the epic fails of automakers, banks and mortgages all at once?
A man stands in front of an electronic board displaying financial information in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Hong Kong shares closed 0.72 percent higher on August 25, clawing back early losses after a slump in Chinese shares left global equity markets trembling

China's struggle for a free (stock) market

Sabri Ben-Achour | Aug 25, 2015
The government's hand is quite visible at the Shanghai exchange.
Things are pretty tough right now for the Golden Arches.

Investors want McDonald's out of real estate

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Aug 25, 2015
Amid continued declining sales, Mickey D’s is urged to sell some property.
The Carbon II coal-fired power plant in Nava, Coahuila, Mex. where coal from a new mine in Eagle Pass, Tex. will be burned.

In Texas, a coal mine opens to power Mexico

Ingrid Lobet | Aug 25, 2015
Border town residents are nearly united in opposition to the strip mine.
Posted In: coal industry, floods, Mexico

The steel business is trying to stay strong

Kai Ryssdal and Hayley Hershman | Aug 25, 2015
A strong U.S. dollar makes exports tough.

You have to give him a hand

Carrie Barber | Aug 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.