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Congress is "back to school" today and already facing a big deadline. On the other hand, ITT Technical Institutes abruptly cancelled classes for good, and now students are scrambling. Plus: Goldman Sachs is swearing off political donations, but that might be the best way to get what they want. Finally: Where does infrastructure spending get you the biggest bang for your buck?

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First US off-shore wind farm on track to generate power

Sep 6, 2016
The five turbines of the Deepwater Wind project in Rhode Island are now complete.
Wind turbine blades at a port in Providence, prior to being installed. The first off-shore wind farm in the U.S. is nearing completion off the coast of Rhode Island.
Ambar Espinoza/RI Public Radio

Why ITT Tech's closing leaves a big mess

Sep 6, 2016
Students and taxpayers may find themselves stuck as for-profit schools close.
In light of ITT Technical Institute's nationwide closing, students could seek to cancel $500 million in federal loans. 
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Where do infrastructure dollars produce the most gain?

Sep 6, 2016
Different kinds of infrastructure produce different kinds of benefits.
Better roads, power lines and water systems help us boost the economy, as well as produce more things and more service for less money, according to an International Monetary Fund report.


 
GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images

When not donating is the best way to get what you want

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Sep 6, 2016
Pay-to-play rules mean Wall Street would rather not donate in local elections.
A small group of protesters shout as people wait to enter a campaign event where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was set to speak. 
JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Funding deadlines loom as the federal fiscal year ends

Sep 6, 2016
Congress needs to pass spending bills, but it's slowing to a crawl. Is a shutdown coming?
Congress returned to work today, facing a deadline for passing spending bills. 
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sorry millennials, you're not the best start-up market

Sep 6, 2016
Try a few generations older.
Start-up employees working at a tech incubator. 
MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

Good news for giant pandas

Sep 6, 2016
And bad news for eastern gorillas.
Fu Ni the giant panda is treated to specially prepared panda treats for her birthday at the Adelaide Zoo on August 23, 2015, in Adelaide, Australia.
Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

Congress is “back to school” today and already facing a big deadline. On the other hand, ITT Technical Institutes abruptly cancelled classes for good, and now students are scrambling. Plus: Goldman Sachs is swearing off political donations, but that might be the best way to get what they want. Finally: Where does infrastructure spending get you the biggest bang for your buck?

Music from the episode

The Best Day Atmosphere
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Can I Kick It? A Tribe Called Quest
Oye Como Va Santana
Pumpin Blood NONONO