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My economy: Life as a liveaboard in Southwest D.C.

May 16, 2019
Darryl Madden’s life on a boat started as a simple solution for affordable housing. Now he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Darryl Madden, a full-time liveaboard boater, next to his 50-foot cruiser in Southwest D.C.
Robyn Edgar

My Economy: How the Pine Ridge reservation regroups after floods

May 13, 2019
A South Dakota tour business prepares for its busiest season in the wake of Midwestern flooding.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.
Tatanka Rez Tourz

The bookbinder who specializes in repairing bibles

May 7, 2019
With the help of a national Christian bookstore, she built a business fixing bibles for its customers. Then it shut down all locations.
Bible pages in repair at Abrami Book Bindery
Courtesy of Rosemary Abrami

My Economy: Dealing with trade uncertainty

May 6, 2019
Todd Adams just wants to see an end to trade and tariff volatility between the U.S. and China.
"I can’t say that we’ve shifted any more manufacturing back to the U.S. based on the tariff," said Todd Adams, president of stainless steel manufacturing company Sanitube, about last year's steel tariff. Above, a steel market in China in 2018.
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Surviving Brexit, one seed at a time

Apr 29, 2019
In response to anxieties, Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds is selling Brexit "survival kits." They're a hit.
Paolo Arrigo is the director of Franchi Seeds.
Courtesy of the BBC

From Ph.D. to freelance writer, trying to make it as a journalist

Apr 22, 2019
Jennifer Mabry earned the degrees but is still hoping to land the right job.
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When nightlife becomes your living

Apr 15, 2019
For Gregory Alexander, co-founder of A Club Called Rhonda, it all started with his 21st birthday.
Gregory Alexander at a Rhonda event.
Michael Mendoza

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My Economy: Starting a small business in Echo Park

Apr 5, 2019
Maurice Harris wanted to open a coffee shop when he saw his neighborhood changing. The process wasn't easy.
Maurice Harris is the owner of Bloom & Plume Coffee in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California.
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My Economy: Using the jobs you hate for creative fodder

Mar 22, 2019
Halle Butler hated working. Now she writes about it.
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My Economy: The personal cost of a year of tariffs

Mar 19, 2019
For Sam Desai, vice president at RM Metals, a year of tariffs on his balance sheet changed his work habits.
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