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Sep 11, 2019

Reclassifying employees won’t just affect Uber

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Today, we talk with some of those independent contractors about how their lives would change and look at the broader economic implications.

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How big is the gig economy?

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 11, 2019
Estimates of the size of the workforce depend on how freelance or "independent contractor" work is defined.
A California bill is redefining what it means to be a gig economy worker. Above, an Uber Eats rider delivering food.
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

U.S. manufacturing is slipping into a recession

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 11, 2019
How Trump's "America First" agenda may have backfired for U.S. factories.
A worker handles a car door at a Chrysler plant in Warren, Michigan, in 2016.
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For farmers, it's about more than just China

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 11, 2019
Apple and hops harvest season is underway for farmer Patrick Smith, who welcomes the distraction from trade war news.
A farm hand carries freshly-picked apples in Germany in 2016.
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Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco
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They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
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Before I Fall Bob Moses

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