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Oct 18, 2019

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One School, One Year

Cincinnati's Oyler School tries to rebuild its neighborhood

by Amy Scott Oct 14, 2019
A new plan aims to create housing and jobs.
Cincinnati's Oyler School is on a mission to uplift not just its students, but its neighborhood.
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Consumers are feeling good about where the economy's headed

by Erika Beras Oct 14, 2019
They're willing to spend because they expect to be earning more next year.
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Here's what a "good economy" means to these shoppers

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 9, 2019
Consumers appear confident and willing to spend now, but they're worried about the future and haunted by memories of the Great Recession.
Consumers shopping in May in New York City.
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Kai Explains

How bowling shoes help explain the repo market

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Oct 9, 2019
It’s a wonky subject, but important. Arcades, power grids and plumbing systems also help make sense of it.
If you want to understand the repo market, think about renting shoes at a bowling alley.
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What's it like to return to the workforce in this economy?

by Erika Beras Oct 4, 2019
It depends on how long you've been out, what you do and where you live.
A job fair
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Manufacturers aren't the only ones worrying about trade and global growth

by Sabri Ben-Achour Oct 3, 2019
Growth in the service sector is slowing, too, according to new numbers from the Institute for Supply Management.
Shipping containers from China and other nations are unloaded at the Port of Long Beach in California in February.
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Auto loans are taking longer to pay off

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Oct 2, 2019
That could hurt consumers but benefit banks and dealerships.
Ford F-150s are lined up at a dealership in Hudson, Wisconsin.
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What if instead of a recession, we're just stuck with slow growth?

by Kimberly Adams Oct 2, 2019
Uncertainty over which is coming is bothering some small business owners.
Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 12, when stocks finished a bruising session sharply lower as worries about slowing growth and the protracted U.S.-China trade war hit banking shares and the broader market.
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Breaking down the national debt and budget deficit

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Oct 1, 2019
It's a new fiscal year for America. Let's look at our debt.
The National Debt Clock, a billboard-sized digital display showing the increasing U.S. debt, in New York City in 2011.
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Check Your Balance ™️

Welcome to "Check Your Balance"

by Samantha Fields Sep 30, 2019
Where the economy, your personal life and your money meet.
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