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Becoming a food and wine "superhero"

Nov 27, 2017
"I'm in a place where I can make a difference."
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After 13 years of teaching, illustrator and graphic designer goes freelance

Oct 24, 2017
"It's been fun and profitable. It's been moving forward," says Ron Hill of Cleveland.
A comic artist works on his computer.
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My Economy: Anxious about medical bills down the road

Oct 16, 2017
"There has to be a more efficient way" to get health insurance.
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The risks of going back to school can have economic rewards

Sep 28, 2017
Pam Palme, a nurse anesthetist in Colorado, shares her story of going back to school to pursue nursing.
A student looks through an instruction manual with a page open to directions on using a defibrillator during an elderly care training program.
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The food community comes together in Houston

Sep 20, 2017
Monica Pope, a Houston chef, has seen the food community in her town unite in recent years.
Members of the Franklin Church of Christ from Franklin, Texas cook hotdogs for the congregation of the Fifth Ward Church of Christ in Houston on September 3, 2017.
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Working as a nurse but wishing to be a mom

Sep 6, 2017
Joy O'Brien is a nurse practitioner who wants children, but with $2,100 a month in student debt, she can't afford to adopt.
A patient has her blood pressure checked by a registered nurse practitioner during a checkup in Wellington, Florida.
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How NAFTA negotiations might affect the tequila business

Aug 15, 2017
Javier Martinez, CEO of Martinez Brands, said NAFTA negotiators need to be "firm" in discussions.
Patron Distillery employees put labels and check bottles of tequila during the process of production in Atotonilco, Jalisco State, Mexico.
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Treating wastewater at the bottom of the world

Aug 8, 2017
"Just like the children's book 'Everyone Poops,' it's definitely the ultimate in job security."
Jeanne Sabin riding snowmobiles on Ross Island. 
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A scientist worries about a climate "hostile to science and the truth"

Government funding has been pretty reliable — up until now, the Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher says.
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My Economy: Life as a millennial renter priced out of the housing market

Jul 5, 2017
A young working professional still thinks owning a home is part of the American Dream
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