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Following the hurricane, recovery in Puerto Rico takes different forms

We revisit a dairy farmer, a convenience store owner, a homeowner and a community center to see where things stand seven months after Hurricane Maria.
Clockwise from top left: Juan Orta says he's spent $75,000 of his own money to reopen his convenience store in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; Cows at Vaqueria Ceiba del Mar in Hatillo, Puerto Rico; Luis Martinez, owner of Ceiba del Mar; Glorimar Rivera who lives on a street that was once covered in power lines and fallen poles.
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5 things you need to know about IPOs

What you need to know before you decide to invest.
The opening numbers are displayed on the floor during the Spotify IPO at the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on April 3, 2018 in New York.
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What are your workplace questions for Ask a Manager?

Ask a Manager's Alison Green joins Marketplace Weekend to answer your pressing questions.
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Why the U.S. spends twice as much for health care

Health care in the United States costs a lot of money. In fact, we, as a country, spend twice as much as other wealthy nations. And we’re collectively less healthy than many others. But why is it like this? Conventional wisdom says that Americans use more health care — more tests, scans, screenings and prescriptions. […]

Does a company's stance on issues change how you shop?

Do companies need to pick a stance publicly or is that taking politics too far? We want to hear from you.
Citing the recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age, no longer sell high capacity magazines, and would no longer sell assault-style rifles at any company owned stored.
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Student loan debt is changing - what's your experience?

Students with large loan balances aren't defaulting, but they're not reducing their debt either.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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5 things to know about the new tax law as you file taxes

An investment adviser and certified personal accountant shares information as tax season looms.
People ought to keep a couple things in mind when filing their taxes.
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Ask a Manager: When your co-worker is driving you nuts

Alison Green of the Ask a Manager blog gives her best workplace advice.
A chimpanzee eats fresh fruits at Rome's Bioparco zoo on August 4, 2016.
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